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Why won’t my watch pair after screen replacement?

Why won’t my watch pair after screen replacement?

I recently replaced my Apple Watch (series 2) broken screen with another genuine screen. My watch paired with my phone before but now it will not. I receive an error saying “pairing failed” when going through the setup. I’ve tried multiple phones and multiple accounts, reset the watch, reset the phone, tried to restore from a backup but still get the same error. The new screen looks good and seems to be working fine. Did I do something wrong?

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Guest [Entry]

I’ve been having a lot of issues with this as well (Series 2 iWatch). Trying to restart the phone and iWatch but to no avail. I think switching out the screen will help but in my situation the old screen was non functional (the display was completely out). I’d thought I try something crazy and it worked! I attached the two ribbons (closest to the digital crown) to the new display, then I attached the last ribbon (furthest from the crown) to the old display. After doing this the watch paired after the first try. Hope this helps some people. It was really frustrating looking for solutions all over the web but this worked like magic.
Guest [Entry]

"Hi.

I have testet a lot around this issue now and finally got it to work.

Here is what I’ve tested:

IOS 11.3, 11.4 and 12 NOGO with new screen.

Switched back to the old screen, was able to pair. Updated watch to 5.0.1 . switch screen and still OK. Factory reset on the watch and still able to Pair. So to all: Upgrade watch before switching screen!"
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"Martin Berggren

@mabe1117


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"Tom Jacobs

@tajon


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"yup, same here. watch series 2 4.2.something firmware, ios 11.4 iphone firmware.. seems like thease cases will begin to pop up. Unfortunatley I have had no luck in figuring this out. Some say, that by flashing by ibus s2 could fix the issue but unfortunatley there are no ISPW firmwares for apple watch s2 anymore that are being signed by apple.. so not an option here...

However: IF you attach the original screen, pair the watch and then switch to the new screen the watch will work ( more or less... it won't update to 4.3.x complainig about update that could not be verified and of course if you erease you won't be able to pair again...)

Still hoping this is a bug somewhere... and either ios 12 or watchos 5 will fix it and I'm being positive that apple does not want to screw us all..

Anyway..guys.. would be helpfull if you could try to pair with an Iphone running FW 11.3.xy"
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"jedijohn

@graflexen


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