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iPhone won't pair with Tesla if Apple Watch is locked

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by reddy, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. reddy

    reddy Member

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    For those of you who use an Apple Watch, have you noticed that sometimes your iPhone fails to pair with your Tesla ?

    I initially thought this was a problem with a firmware update (I'm on .239) , but then realized it happened only when I had forgotten to unlock my Apple Watch when putting it on in the morning.

    Once I unlocked the Apple Watch, the Tesla instantly pairs with the iPhone.

    Initially I thought this behavior might be by design, but it really makes no sense. If the phone WITHOUT a watch would pair, why should the presence of a locked Apple Watch prevent pairing?

    I haven't seen this described before, so I thought I'd share it in case other users find the same behavior.
     
  2. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    Interesting. I never lock my watch so I wouldn't experience this.
     
  3. araxara

    araxara S-P85#3,218 X-90D#3,299

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    I’ve had random pairing issues with my iPhone 6 plus with V6.2 (2.4.39), but my watch has been unlocked during those times.
     
  4. ecarfan

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    I haven't noticed that but I always unlock my Watch when I put it on my wrist after I get up in the morning.
     

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