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Wed, Sep 23, 2020 3:55 PM

Apple Watch Series 6 - unable to NumberSync

What happens is that I get the notice that NumberSync is activated, phone shows it is activating, and then 10-15 seconds later I get a text stating that it was removed.


At no time has my new watch (upgrade from Series 5) been able to be attached to my plan.


I have not called into support yet but looking to see if anyone else has had this issue.


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2 y ago

Hey there @drechsau!


Let's look into what could be going on with syncing your Apple Watch Series 6 to NumberSync. Before attempting to sync your devices we recommend the following steps:


Turn off iMessage to get the best experience while using the NumberSync for wearable service. From your iPhone:

  1. Go to Settings, then Messages, then iMessage.
  2. Select OFF.

Make sure to turn iMessage back on when you’re not using NumberSync. With iMessage off:

  • You can send and receive messages with your smartphone number from your smartwatch.
  • You’ll get incoming SMS or MMS texts and message notifications sent to both devices.
  • Outgoing messages and incoming read or unread message status won’t be synced between devices.
  • Messages deleted from the smartwatch won’t delete from your other device.

We hope this info helps.


Lar, AT&T Community Specialist

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