How to Fix Messages Not Working On watchOS 4

WatchOS 4 is now available for Apple Watch users, including  tons of new features. However, the version still comes with some unexpected problems that are annoying to some users. The first thing has been reported to happen with Messages app.
After updating watchOS 4, many users started talking about the Message app’s issue. In this post, we’ll list the common issues with iMessage and the Messages app itself on watchOS 4 version.

Messages app does not sync
A lot of users seems to face with this issue after updating their Apple Watch to watchOS 4. After the update, you’ll receive a notification saying that the message just arrives, but actually it doesn’t display the whole text message in the Messages app.
If you see your message threads aren’t being updated on your iPhone, you can try the following tip.
1.      First, launch the Watch app on your iPhone
2.      Make sure the “Mirror my iPhone” option is enabled for messages and notification
Another thing you should do is deactivating iMessage from your iPhone by heading to Settings > Messages. After that, wait a few minutes and then turn it back on.
Messages only shows phone number
“Messages only shows the phone number instead of contact name” is another example of syncing issues after updating to the watchOS 4 version. When you receive a text message on your Apple Watch, it only displays the phone number without the contact name. In this case, there are two things you can try. They are resetting sync data and turning on iCloud contacts.
Steps to Reset Sync Data:
1.      Launch the Watch app on your iPhone, then go to General > Reset
2.      Choose Reset Sync Data and tap on it
3.      The process will then run in the background, so you should not worry if you don’t see any visual affect.
Steps to Enable iCloud Contacts
1.      On your iPhone, go to Settings
2.      Next, tap on your name
3.      Now, choose iCloud  and turn on Contacts
They are two simple fixes that allows the contacts on your iPhone and Apple Watch to sync together.
These are two issues that we’ve recently collected from users within the Messages app on their Apple Watch running watchOS 4. Share with us in the comment section below if you face anything else odds.

How To Automatically Turn On Wi-Fi on Android O

Google officially rolled out the Android Oreo on August 21, 2017. While the Nexus and Pixel phones have chance to get the update, there are new models to pre-install with Android Oreo out of the box. The smartphone manufacturers have also started adding the special features and are rolling them out. Among them, Android Oreo allows you to automatically turn on the Wi-Fi. If your device is running Android O and you want to learn more on how to turn on Wi-Fi automatically, keep reading this post.
There are many new features as well as improvements in the Android Oreo version, including  performance, better security, smart text selection, more new emojis, more stable Bluetooth connections, more keyboard shortcuts, better sound quality and especially the Auto-Enable Wi-Fi feature.

When you are close to an access point that your phone recognizes, the immaculate solution in Android Oreo will automatically enable the Wi-Fi. Whenever your phone is connected to a certain Wi-Fi network, it will record the location. After that, whenever you go to the same location again or your smartphone is in the reach of that particular Wi-Fi, it will connect to that Wi-Fi hotspot automatically. Here is how to turn on Wi-Fi automatically on Android 8.0 Oreo:
Steps To Automatically Turn On Wi-Fi on Android O
  • Head to Settings on your phone.
  • Scroll down and tap on Network and Internet
  • Next, navigate to Wi-Fi connection. If you have already connected to the Wi-Fi, you will see the name of the point you are using. There is also a list of other access points coming in the range of your smartphone.
  • Now scroll down to the bottom of the page, locate Wi-Fi preferences, and tap on it.
  • Here you will see Turn On Wi-Fi Automatically option. All you need to do is turning it ON.
  • You can also disconnect or disable your Wi-Fi whenever you like, but your phone will turn on the Wi-Fi as soon as it detects the active access points in the range of your smartphone.

That’s all about turning on Wi-Fi automatically on Android Oreo, you are able to connect with Wi-Fi hassle free. Once the option is turned on, you won’t have to manually locate a good Wi-Fi access point. Your phone will do it for you. 

How To Turn Apple Watch Into An Apple TV Remote Control

Apple TV can be easily controlled with its remote in a very convenient way. However, there are still other interesting methods are far better than this. Have you ever thought about controlling your Apple TV with your Apple Watch? If yes, this is really a very good idea. You can easily play videos and your favorite movies just by using your Apple Watch. If you don’t know, we’ll tell you how you can do this in this post.

How to Connect Apple Watch with Apple TV
Before using your Apple Watch as Apple TV remote, you will need to pair it with your TV. This is a simple process and just takes you some minutes. Follow these steps below to complete it.
1.      Launch the Remote app on your Apple Watch and tap on the Add Device button.
2.      Here there is a four digit code, which is be used to pair your Watch with your Apple TV.
3.      On your Apple TV, go to Settings and choose Remote and Devices.
4.      Now the Remote App option will display. Click on it!
5.      Under Pairable Device section, simply select Apple Watch option.
6.      Now, enter four digit code that is showing on your Apple Watch.
After entering the code, the Apple TV will be paired with your Apple Watch, and are now able to use Apple Watch as Apple TV remote control.
How To Use Apple Watch As Apple TV Remote Control
After pairing your Apple Watch with your Apple TV, simply choose the Apple TV option on your Watch, and you can then control your TV right on your Apple Watch. Here is how you can do this.
1.      Launch Remote app on your Watch and tap Apple TV icon.
2.      Choose Apple TV, and the Apple TV interface screen will appear.
3.      Simply swipe up, down, left or right to control your Apple TV.
4.      The play/pause button is at the bottom corner. Tap on it to play or pause the audio or video on your Apple TV.
5.      There is also a Menu button at the left bottom corner for returning to menu from a further screen.
6.      You can also click on the devices icon to check the connected devices. Simply tap on play/pause and swipe left or right to control the display of your Apple TV.

You can also disconnect your Apple TV and Apple Watch easily if you don’t want to use the Remote service anymore. Launch Remote app and choose Edit, tap on X icon of the Apple TV and select Remove.

How to Check Data Use For Netflix

We’re sure many of you here love watching your favorite TV shows and movies on Netflix because of its convenience. However, if you are watching it with the data usage to stream, it can quickly get out of hand. So, in this post, we’ll show you how to check the use on Netflix use as well as how to control it.

How Much Data Netflix Uses on iPhone
If you are using Wi-Fi or watching the content offline after downloading from home, you should not then fear anything. The real trouble depends on your cellular network provider, in this case, checking how much data does Netflix use is very important. With Standard Definition and quality, Netflix uses 1GB of data a hour for streaming, while with High Definition, this figure is 3GB.
Fortunately, there is a way to check the amount of Netflix data usage. On your iOS device:
1.      Go to Settings and tap Cellular option on your device
2.      Scroll down till you see Netflix
3.      Turn on the option to make sure Netflix doesn’t use cellular data
4.      Below its logo you could check how much data you have streamed

However, if you don’t want to turn off Netflix using data altogether there is also a method through which you can control how much data does Netflix use. For this you need to use the app itself.
What If You Toggle Off The Option?
However, if you toggle this off, you are given the option of which picture quality you want to stream on. Low is the worst picture quality but consumes less data, about 0.25GB per hour. The highest quality consumes 3GB per hour.
How you decide how much data does Netflix use is totally up to you. To access these settings:
Step 1: Launch the Netflix app
Step 2: Tap the menu bars from the top left corner
Step 3: Scroll down when the menu appears till you see ‘App Settings‘
Step 4: Select ‘Cellular Data Usage‘
Step 5: After toggling off the ‘Set Automatically’ option you will be able to choose  which picture quality you want to stream in.

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