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My Microsoft band is...

My Microsoft band is charged and synced to my iPhone but I cannot get it to count steps or tell time or anything. What is wrong??

Technician's Assistant: Just to clarify, what's the exact model of your computer? And what operating system are you running?

I have an iPhone 7 and iOS 10.3.3

Technician's Assistant: Have you installed any updates recently?

It's a new phone so all apps have been updated

Technician's Assistant: Anything else you want the Computer Expert to know before I connect you?

I don't think so.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Computer
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Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago
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Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

Are you able to get it to turn on?

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Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

Is it counting steps, etc, on the band and not showing up on the iPhone, or is it not counting them at all?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
no
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I don't want to incur any more expense
Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

If you are getting offers for additional service, just dismiss those, they are coming from the system.

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Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

Is it counting steps, etc, on the band and not showing up on the iPhone, or is it not counting them at all?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
The band is not counting steps or showing time or anything
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
After I set up the app and the phone and band synched it said 2 things band successfully synched or start over. It would go no further than that.
Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

Oh... ok. If it's not even showing time, we can do a reset. This will erase any data, but if it hasn't been working, then there won't be any on there.

  1. On your Microsoft Band, tap the Settings Tile, and then tap Power.
  2. Swipe left, and under Factory Reset, tap Reset Device.
  3. Under Erase All Data, tap Yes.
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I can't get to the settings tile. It keeps going back to English and which phone do you want to connect to
Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

It sounds like it didn't finish setup. Can you clear the pairing from your phone and then try to pair it again?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
How would I do that??????
Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago
  1. go to Settings > Bluetooth.
  2. Tap on the little “i” icon of the Bluetooth device you want to remove.
  3. Tap “Forget this Device.”
  4. Confirm by tapping “Forget Device.”
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Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

It is listed as MSFT, I believe

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Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

Also, do you have Microsoft Health install from the app store?

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Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

Ok. When you have language setting on the band, that's the beginning of setup - the first step.

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Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

Language, then when you swipe, it should ask what type of phone, that's IOS. Then pair now should be the next.

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Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

In other words, it's not synced to your phone - at least not in its current state. It's at the beginning of setup. That's why you aren't seeing any data.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
i understand. After that it asks which phone I want to use and then and then it's stuck
Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

So we have to get through the setup successfully, and after that, it should be working.

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Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

It should ask you phone operating system.

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Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

select iOS and then swipe left.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No it only asks which type of phone
Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

Right... select iOS (or iPhone) then swipe left.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
It won't swipe left
Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

You had mentioned that it is synced with your iPhone. Did you go through this previously?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
it still says the synch is successful but will swipe right and that says start over
Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

I would go to start over.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
i have and it seems stuck
Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

So if you select start over, it doesn't?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
It will start over but after that it freezes
Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

Definitely not right.

Did you purchase it new?

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Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

If you go to start over, it should go to language. Then when you swipe, you should be able to select iphone/iOS, then when you swipe again, it should go to "pair now"

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Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

Then you have to go to the app on the phone

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Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

Go through the app setup and signin, and then tap scan now and tap the name of your Band.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
how
Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

How what?

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Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

You said that you have the app on your phone, correct?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
go to the app set up
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
go to the app set up yes
Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

Ok. Open the app on the phone. Then select "sign in"

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
where is the sign in
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
i think i'm signed in.. where is the scan now area
Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

In the app menu.

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Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

It should have you agree to terms and conditions and then ask you to enter your profile information.

After that is the scan now.

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Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

But my question is, have you already done this? you mentioned that it was synced.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
it's already done because I am signed in and my personal stats are in the app.
Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

Ok... in the app menu, there should be an item that says "my Microsoft band" and it should show your band there.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
i already went there and it says band software version not connected serial number not connected
Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

Ok... so that means it isn't connected. But it has to be.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
now what do i do??
Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

I'm trying to ask you what parts of this you went through successfully, but you haven't told me, so it's difficult for me to say.

What I would do at this point is remove the app, then install it again, sign in, and see if it asks you to scan for the band.

There is something missing here. Was it paired with a different phone? Did you have a different band? Did it connect the first time when you did "scan now"? etc?

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Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

To set this up, you would have had to go through these steps. It would be helpful if you could remember exactly what happened when you did.

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Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

If it was synced under another account, it must be de-registered from that account first.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I initially told the other person that asked me questions that this is a new phone . I went from a 6S to a 7S. Now its saying unregister band. If I do this it says I will need a factory reset. I have repeatedly told you that it lets me select start selecting english and which type of phone I have.Then it says successful pairing or start over. What else do you need????
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
should I unregister the band?
Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

Unregister.... it must be unregistered from both phones.

Sorry. There is no information related to your question about switching phones.

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Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

The switching phones is why it's not working. It has to be unregistered from the first phone to work on the second.

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Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

If you unregister it here, that might be enough.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Well the first phone was turned in so I don't have it
Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

Then there's nothing we can do about that, so let's try doing it here.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
now the phone is asking me to pair the new band
Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

Ok... answer yes.

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Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

Is it asking you if you want to, or just telling you to do it?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
it's updating.i can see both are synching. the band and the phone. It's asking but I understand what it wants me to do from this point on I think.
Tech Support Specialist: Michael Hannigan, Information Systems Manager replied 8 months ago

OK... very good. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.

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