1. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Title says it all. Anyone know what causes this? Last night I plugged in my Apple Watch (series 2) and everything was Kosh. This morning I strapped it on, got a message and noticed that the message came in as a phone number... despite that person being in my contacts. When looking through the messages list, every single contact was now their phone number. A reboot yielded nothing. This happened once before on my Series 1 and I don't remember what fixed it but it went back to norm after a while.

    Annoying. Anyone else have this problem?
    11-04-2016 12:01 PM
  2. Mac Guy's Avatar
    It's never happened to me! The next step I'd try is rebooting the phone, then the Watch. If that didn't work, then it would be un-pairing and re-paring the two.

    Then maybe turn off Messages, sign out of and into iCloud (if you use it for Messages) then turn Messages on. If that didn't work, I'd try turn Messages off and on after ducking in and out of the cloud (or back in) if that's how you roll.

    If that didn't work, my last resort is a restore as new. Annoying and a pain, but that's how I'd roll. It should be clear from my post that I have no idea what to do and would just be trying anything short of going to the Apple Genius.
    11-04-2016 12:52 PM
  3. arc3484's Avatar
    Sign out of iMessage and sign back in.
    11-04-2016 08:55 PM
  4. malt1977's Avatar
    I'm having this same problem too, and for no apparent reason. I've tried the reboot of both devices but with no joy, however I didn't think about signing out of iMessage. I'll give that a shot and report back.
    11-05-2016 03:59 AM
  5. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Strangely I unchecked "sync contacts" and then rechecked and it brought back the names after about 5 minutes. Still a cruddy workaround but that method might work for you.
    11-05-2016 09:20 AM

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