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For the purpose of crediting the hourly Stand achievement, your Apple Watch aims to identify when you have stood up and moved around for at least one minute during that hour.
Apple Watch uses an accelerometer to identify movement, so arm movement equivalent to changing from a seated to a standing position followed by a minute's walk around with your arms swinging naturally should help to register this.
If you believe that you have met this requirement, but Stand credits are still not being awarded, it may help to follow these steps, which have previously resolved the same issue for other users:
- If you have not yet done so, update your iPhone and Apple Watch to the latest software, starting with your iPhone:
- On your iPhone in the Watch app, go to: My Watch (tab) > Passcode > check that Wrist Detection is turned on.
- Note that Wrist Detection can be affected by temporary or permanent skin changes, such as by some wrist tattoos.
- Stand credit will not be awarded unless Wrist Detection is enabled.
- If Passcode is enabled, check that you are unlocking your watch each day after placing it on your wrist and that you are wearing your watch sufficiently snugly (neither too tightly nor too loosely).
- On your iPhone, in the Watch app, to go: My Watch > Health.
- If the setting for Wheelchair currently states "Not Set", then tap on Edit (upper-right) > tap on "Not Set" and change it to "No" (options are shown in the bottom area of the screen) > tap on Done (upper-right).
- On your iPhone, in the Watch app, go to: My Watch > Privacy > Motion & Fitness - turn Fitness Tracking off.
- Restart both devices by turning both off together, then restarting your iPhone first:
- Re-enable Fitness Tracking.
It may also help to calibrate your Apple Watch, including resetting any existing calibration data:
- Calibrating your Apple Watch for improved Workout and Activity accuracy - Apple Support
- The process can be equally as beneficial for Series 2 & 3 models and will not erase your Activity history.
Activity-related estimations also depend, in part, on your personal information. To check that this is accurate - and to update it over time:
- On your iPhone, in the Watch app, go to: My Watch (tab) > Health > Edit - tap and adjust items, then tap on Done.
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I have fixed the issue. I did in fact Remove the @mac.com address as the AppleID and allowing it to use the @icloud.com address.
Im a bit disappointed how Apple Support and Engineers handled this one. I offered this as a solution day one, and it seems they discounted any of my suggestions, finally coming back with this same resolution, said they would do this for me, and this morning it was still not done, so I did it myself.
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The Move goal is initially set based on the activity level that you selected when setting up the Activity app.
It is not possible to reselect the answer to that original question, but nor is it necessary to do so.
On Monday of each week, the Activity app provides a Weekly Summary via the Notification Centre on your watch. At the foot of the summary, a new Move goal (Active calories) may be suggested. This will be based on your previous activity performance, along with the option to adjust the goal.
The Move goal can also be changed at any other time to any level that you wish:
- Open the Activity app on your watch:
- When viewing the time on your watch face, tap on the Activity rings icon / complication.
- Or go the Home screen (via a single press of the Digital Crown, when viewing the time on your watch) and tap on the Activity app icon (coloured rings).
- Press firmly on the screen > tap on Change Move Goal > change the goal.
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No, there is not.
For Activity tracking and many other features and services on Apple Watch and iPhone to work as intended by Apple, you should not share an Apple ID.
Each user should instead have a separate Apple ID and be signed in accordingly on their iPhone and Apple Watch.
Should you wish to share eligible past and future purchases (iTunes music, apps, books, etc), then you can still do so via Family Sharing (a free Apple service). Other features of Family Sharing include a shared family calendar, shared photo album and the ability to set reminders that will alert all family group members:
The following articles provide instructions for:
- Creating a new Apple ID:
- How to use that new Apple ID on an iPhone:
The person who sets up a new Apple ID should also first unpair their Apple Watch from their iPhone and then pair it again after the iPhone has been configured to use the new Apple ID:
Once you are set up with your own respective Apple IDs on your devices, you can also share Activity results with each other:
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I suggest that you follow the instructions here, if necessary including unpairing and re-pairing your Apple Watch:
iMac screen is black and even after I unplugged it and restarted it, there is no screen activity but I know it is powering on. What can I do?
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Shine a flashlight on the screen and see if you can see either the Login Screen or your Desktop. If you can then it may be the backlight that is the problem.
If not try an NVRAM reset:
I switched to Safari and the problem went away. I don't use Safari because it always says... Show all »
I switched to Safari and the problem went away. I don't use Safari because it always says I have 22 Facebook notifications, 19 Twitter notifications, and 4 Pinterest notifications – no matter how many I really have. But that's less annoying than having the fan run all the time. I'm going to consider this solved for the time being.
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Apple Watch does not recognise when you are sleeping.
To prevent notification alerts - including Stand and Breathe reminders - on your Apple Watch from disturbing you, but to still receive audible alerts for alarms and timers, turn on Do Not Disturb:
- On your Apple Watch: when viewing the time, swipe up on the watch face to open Control Centre > tap the Do Not Disturb button (crescent moon icon) to toggle the mode on and off.
- Use the Control Center on your Apple Watch - Apple Support
Your Apple Watch and iPhone can also be configured such that enabling Do Not Disturb mode on one device also enables it on the other.
This setting also applies to scheduled operation of the mode on your iPhone - which you may wish to set for a nightly schedule, covering the hours when you are usually sleeping:
- On your iPhone, in the Watch app, go to: My Watch (tab) > General > Do Not Disturb - turn on Mirror iPhone.
- On your iPhone, go to: Settings > Do Not Disturb - turn on Scheduled and set your preferred times.
It is not otherwise possible to limit Stand reminders to a specific time window.
If you would like to submit a feature request to Apple for any other options, then you can do so here:
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The Heath app on your iPhone combines health and fitness data from Apple Watch, iPhone and any other sources - such as third-party apps and accessories - that share data to the app.
When doing so, it automatically adjusts the reported results to avoid any double-counting of the same types of data for the same periods from different sources: