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Child's phone will not pair with Smart Family
UNCPHRMD
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My son's phone will not pair with my Smart Family app. He has an iphone 7 and is running the Companion app version 1.5.2.  I have sent multiple texts to reconnect, with no success in receiving the text.  Please help!

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Re: Child's phone will not pair with Smart Family
vzw_customer_support
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I am sorry you are having trouble with the SmartFamily App. I have had similar problems myself and I had to reinstall the apps myself. I would recommend that you remove the App from both phones temporarily, make sure the iPhone 7 has no current restrictions in place (Settings> General> Restrictions), then after re-adding the SmartFamily Apps back on re-start both devices.

 

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vzw_customer_support
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UNCPHRMD, I am very sorry to hear about the unexpected troubles you are having with your son's iPhone 7 not being able to pair with your Smart Family App. I know how concerning this can be and I will be more than happy to make sure that you are on the right path to getting his device to work with Smart Family successfully. Can you please describe what happens when you send the texts for his device to accept Smart Family? When he goes to Settings and taps onto Messages, is the Send as SMS switch on? Is he able to receive text messages from all devices that text him okay? You can click on the link below to view the directions on how to pair the parent and child devices with the Verizon Smart Family App. I thought this would help as well.

 

http://spr.ly/6583DfwNP

 

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Re: Child's phone will not pair with Smart Family
hrledbetter
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I have the same issue but the pairing was successful on one of my kids phones (same phone models - iphone SE).

 

I keep getting the error "Something went wrong, please try again" .

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Re: Child's phone will not pair with Smart Family
hrledbetter
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Issue resolved, there was a Block against Text Messages to that device.

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vzw_customer_support
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I am glad to hear that your Smart Family has been resolved Hrledbetter. We are always here if you ever need support. www.vzw.com/support AmberF_VZW

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Re: Child's phone will not pair with Smart Family
seanlucero
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how did you remove the block?

 

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vzw_customer_support
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Customers are able to remove and add blocks for the lines on the account from My Verizon. The link below has tons of additional details on how to change blocks from the account online. https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/block-unblock-services-faqs/

ZackC_VZW

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Re: Child's phone will not pair with Smart Family
AJR5
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I found out where all the text messages were going when trying to pair. They somehow ended up in the phones blocked messages folder. On samsung open messages =>three dots at top right=>settings=>block numbers and messages =>blocked messages. I hope this helps somebody avoid wasting hours troubleshooting.  This was on a phone setup on a kids only plan.

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Re: Child's phone will not pair with Smart Family
ninjamama3
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After reading that the Droid was putting the Verizon message in a block file, I went into my son's iPhone's list of blocked numbers and unblocked all numbers that appear to be a system-generated number (example: 4-402, 885-1, 900080002050). The winner for me was 900080002050, once I unblocked that number and resent the request his phone received the text message and I could load the app.

 

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