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Messages App on WearOS with pawprint icon, not able to set permissions. 2 Recommended Answers 79 Replies 88 Upvotes
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I just bought a new WearOS watch (Fossil Venture HR Gen 4) and I installed the Google Messages on it. Within the app, I am giving it the proper permissions to access the app (Phone, SMS and Contacts), but upon returning to the app, it says I still need to set them up.

I've tried restarting the watch and my phone, to no avail. The settings menu still shows that the permissions are enabled, but the app still says it is not. Also of note is that the app has a pawprint icon (which apparently means it's an internal build I shouldn't even have?).
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Hi Josh,
That's very interesting. Does the Messages app on your phone also show the pawprint icon? If you visit the app's page on the Play Store website does it say anything about being a tester for the app? 
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There's no pawprint icon on my phone, and it doesn't show that I'm enrolled in any sort of beta testing. It's a very confusing situation and I feel the two issues I have might be tied together.
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Here is the version of Messages that my watch has installed, if that helps.
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Yeah, I think you've somehow got a bad version of Messages on your watch - I'm just not sure to explain how/why that's happened.

Do you have multiple Google accounts on your phone or is it just one?
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Worked for me, thanks 😁
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