A question from Kenny: Anyone ever have issues on their Apple Watch Series 6 with the Facebook Messenger app. Mine was working fine and then in the middle of the day it stop working. My wife can message me and I can reply through the notification but if I go and select the icon it immediately closes. I’ve tried everything meaning through apple to looking it up, even deleting and reinstalling and also resetting my watch. I’m lost. Can you help me please. Thanks in advance. Appreciate it.
Facebook Messenger for Apple Watch is a useful application for many people to use the real-time chatting app on the go, especially doing it right from their wrists.
As of late, the app stopped working. Users often encounter a black loading screen when trying to open the Facebook Messenger app on their Apple Watch.
If Facebook Messenger is not loading on your Apple Watch
- On your iPhone, open the Messenger app.
- Access the Settings page and tap on Apple Watch.
- Change the default replies to anything you want and then close the app.
- Now go back to Settings > Apple Watch and delete the entry that you changed.
- Again, close the app on your iPhone.
- Open Facebook Messenger on your Apple Watch, and all your messages should be there, fully loaded.
What a weird trick isn’t it; I’m unable to figure out how this helps to fix the issue, but it did. It’s worth noting that minor problems like this are easy to fix.
If the Messenger app is still not working on your Apple Watch, try the following tips:
Delete the app
Of course, I’m not forcing you to get rid of it forever. All you have to do is uninstall Facebook Messenger from your iPhone and Apple Watch. Then, restart both devices.
Lastly, go back to the App Store and re-install the app.
Enter AirPlane Mode
Turning off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi can also help in this case. The easiest and fastest way to achieve that is by turning on AirPlane Mode. This will disable the two features at the same time.
After a minute or so, turn AirPlane mode off. Try refreshing your Facebook Messenger app again and see if it works.
Update both iOS and watchOS
Check to make sure your iPhone uses the latest iOS, and your Apple Watch is running on the latest watchOS version. Sometimes, a quick software update could fix multiple problems altogether.
To update your iPhone and Apple Watch:
Go to the Settings app > General > Software Update. Perform the same steps with your watch by going to the Watch app on your iPhone.
Once your watch is updated to the latest version, go back to Facebook Messenger to see if it’s working. We do believe that getting the most recent version will possibly fix this problem.
Facebook Messenger app says “Log in from the paired iPhone”
Delete the app on your iPhone and reinstall it and then touch the app on your watch and then select allow on your watch. It was a temporary fix for mine something must be off on the latest update for the watch it’s happening to a lot of people. Hopefully they will fix it soon.
Try this.. switch account on your messenger (log different account messenger) on your iPhone. Then wait to load on you aw messenger, once done.. switch back/login to your account on iPhone then wait to load you messenger.. once done.. delete the other account..
Facebook Messenger notifications aren’t going through
Louisa Leslie asked a question
Go to your watch app and uninstall messenger and reinstall app. Working for me now after doing that.
Happened to me I had to unpair phone from watch then do the update then pair it as new watch, per Apple instructions. Took long time to update but finally worked.
In order for the Facebook Messenger app to work properly on your watch you have to log into the messenger and open it up on your phone first in order for them to sync
Facebook Messenger Keeps Crashing on Apple Watch
Jay Chua asked a question
I’ve been going through the same thing. Apple says my watch is fine, it’s the third party app problem. I guess a update is what we have to wait on. It’s been pissing me off lol
Do you have voice over on??? It messes with everything!!!! Good luck.