“My Facebook messenger won't work on Apple Watch series 8. I just keep getting a message saying log in from the paired iPhone. However, messenger is already active in my phone. What should I do?”
Users who install Facebook Messenger on their Apple Watch may have great chances to find themselves involved in the problem of Facebook Messenger not working, including messages not loading, app crashes or keeps saying "log in from the paired iPhone".
Run into the same problem on your Apple Watch and have no idea of what to do? In this tutorial, we will introduce some quick fixes for you to get the Facebook Messenger working properly on Apple Watch.
To use Facebook Messenger on Apple Watch, you should install this app first. Here is how you can do that:
Restarting is often the first measure to take when it comes to fixing issues for our devices. You can restart both your Apple Watch and iPhone to re-initate the connection. Here's how you can do it:
Try to turn on "Background App Refresh" if the reboot doesn't offer a help. You can open up Settings on iPhone, then go to General > Background App Refresh to enable it and select the option of Wi-Fi & Cellular Data, it will allow apps to fresh their content when in the background.
You can also try to turn Bluettoth off and on again to reset the connection between your iPhone and Apple Watch. To do this, go to Settings on your iPhone and find "Bluetooth", turn it off and wait for 10 seconds, then turn it on again.
Another tricky way to fix this issue is changing 1 or 2 default replies on Facebook Messenger. Here's how to do it:
After that, re-launch the Facebook Messenger app on your Apple Watch and it will work normally again.
Uninstalling and reinstalling the Facebook Messenger app from both the Apple Watch and iPhone proves to be effective for some users.
Keep pressing FB Messenger app on the home screen until the 'X' appears. Just tap the "X" and the app will be deleted. Then try to reinstll the app on iPhone and Apple Watch. Click on Messenger and make sure that it is toggle on on Apple Watch.
Usually, updating the iOS and WatchOS helps to fix various tough nuts. Do remember to make a full backup before updating. Furthermore, please update the Facebook Messenger app as well. Here's how to do that:
Another simple tip which is reported to be effective is removing all songs and adding them back on iPhone. However, it is workable in rare situations.
What users always neglect is that the issues on iPhone could also leading to the malfunction of apps on Apple Watch. And you'd better fix the iOS system issues on your iPhone for the Facebook Messenger app running properly.
When it comes to fixing the iOS issues, FoneGeek iOS System Recovery is one of the best tools that worth to try. Download the iOS Repair tool on your computer and follow the steps below to proceed.
Step 1. Launch FoneGeek iOS System Recovery on your computer and choose "Standard Mode" on the main interface.
Step 2. Connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable. Once the device is detected, click "Download" to download the corresponding firmware for it.
Step 3. When the program has downloaded the firmware package, click on "Fix Now" and it will start to repair your iPhone system without affecting the data saved on the device. Your iPhone will be in normal mode.
In this article, you can find 8 ways to fix Facebook Messenger not working on Apple Watch issue. Try each method and select the one that you consider the most effective for you.
Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.
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