Are you having trouble with the Walkie-Talkie app on your Apple Watch? If so, you’re not the only one.
The Walkie-Talkie app was initially released with the watchOS 5 update, which can get quite handy, especially if you can’t reach your phone at the moment, in instances such as running or hiking.
According to multiple user reports, the Walkie-Talkie feature that allows you to add contacts seems to have stopped working.
Luckily, there are things you can do to troubleshoot this issue, and the fixing methods that will be mentioned have already been tested by users that have experienced the same issue, and they work! Check out the methods below.
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In order to troubleshoot the problem you’re having with your Apple Watch, follow the methods below:
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Before we get started, make sure your Apple Watch is not running on watchOS 5.2. Back in 2019, Apple experienced some issues, and due to security and privacy concerns, the feature had to be temporarily disabled.
In order to use the Walkie-Talkie app, you need to be running on watchOS 5.3 and iOS 12.4 and above.
On another note, make sure the contact you’re trying to reach using the Walkie-Talkie feature is also running on watchOS 5.3 and above. Series 0 Apple Watches do not have the Walkie-Talkie feature.
Make sure that FaceTime on your iPhone is enabled, and that the iPhone is paired to the Apple Watch. The Apple Watch must be paired to an iPhone, on which the FaceTime feature is enabled. Also, check if the contact you’re trying to add has also enabled FaceTime on their paired iPhone.
The Apple Watch will work flawlessly if you have both your phone number and your Apple ID email enabled for FaceTime. The device might be unable to get in touch with the other Apple Watch due to complications with either the email or phone number.
Making an audio FaceTime call will help establish a connection between your Apple ID and the Apple ID of the person you’re contacting. This should help get rid of any bugs that may have occurred, which are causing the Walkie-Talkie feature to stop working.
The Apple Watch does not allow the Walkie-Talkie feature to work if there are multiple people using the same Apple ID. Make sure to switch to a different one in order for the Walkie-Talkie invitations to come through, and make sure no one else is signed in with your Apple ID. You can also add another Apple ID, which you can use for FaceTime only.
You can reset the network settings from the ‘Settings’ app on your iPhone. This can help resolve any temporary bug or glitch that may have occurred. Type in ‘Reset Network Settings’ in the ‘Settings’ app, and follow the on-screen instructions.
There are several methods to activate Siri on the Apple Watch.
This also helps reboot the system of the smartwatch and might help find a solution to the problem.
A lot of users are finding the Walkie-Talkie feature extremely helpful. However, if none of the solutions have helped resolve the issue you’re having, consider contacting Apple Support, and wait for further instructions on how to fix the problem.
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