Why won’t my watch pair after screen replacement?
I recently replaced my Apple Watch (series 2) broken screen with another genuine screen. My watch paired with my phone before but now it will not. I receive an error saying “pairing failed” when going through the setup. I’ve tried multiple phones and multiple accounts, reset the watch, reset the phone, tried to restore from a backup but still get the same error. The new screen looks good and seems to be working fine. Did I do something wrong?
Questa è una buona domanda?
Just changed a series 2 42mm screen and force touch sensor and Apple Pay wasn’t working so I unpairs to repair to reset the encrypted data and now it won’t pair to the iPhone and fails after the first step.
John Lee has a great working solution below!
BUT in my case, I never had the old screen so I had to try 3 different old broken screens from other watches and the third one worked for me so if you can get your hands on a few broken screens then at least 1 should work for you.
You will notice that the watch will take long to boot if the screen wont work for you but if a the watch boots fast then that one WILL work for you. (Keep that one for future!) Don't throw it away!!!
You may never need it again but better safe than sorry!
PS: Series 2 or 3 screens both work on this fix, I used a series 2 on my series 3. Hope this helps you...
I had the same problem. I was about to pair my old screen like other have done. Then, just set it up as a new device. It works fine. No problem pairing the watch to my phone.
da Nezar Kassem
I’m not understanding the process. Sooooo just purchase intact screens from previously owned apple watches and switch the screen out for one the preowned watches that boots fast?
da J. Baker