As my faithful readers know 😉 , I really like the Apple Watch. I wrote in September about getting the wrist detection working again, and it’s been great since then…with one exception. Without wrist detection enabled, you can’t use Apple Pay (it won’t let you store cards without wrist detection enabled). When I turned wrist detection off, before that fix with OS 2, my Apple Pay configuration went away; that’s the way it works. This doesn’t sound so bad, but then when wrist detection was back, I couldn’t add cards to Apple Pay. They would be stuck being “activated.”
I did a fair bit of Googling on it, and it appeared to be an issue with some bit of iPhone storage not getting completely cleared out with card removal. Supposedly a restore of the phone fixed things for many folks. However, I didn’t want to go to the trouble to do that, so I just ignored that one missing feature. After December’s Watch and iOS updates, I decided to try again and lo and behold, it worked! I loaded up some cards and went Christmas shopping on Friday. Woohoo! I’m a happy camper.