1 question!? Watch silent when phone is silent??

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by vinitmenon, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. vinitmenon, Apr 14, 2015
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    vinitmenon macrumors regular

    vinitmenon

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    Will apple watch be on silent/vibrate when your phone is on vibrate, ie when i am at work??? and what about DND?
     
  2. Goaliegeek macrumors 6502a

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    I asked this to one of the Apple guys showing me the watch when I tried it on. I said, if I'm in a meeting and put my phone in DnD, will the watch still go off and make sounds? He said no. I asked if the watch goes off the iPhones settings (ring, vibrate, or DnD) and he said it does.
     
  3. vinitmenon thread starter macrumors regular

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    for some reason i dont trust them, as the guy showing me watch during try-on did not know it was on demo... :/
     
  4. Munky macrumors 6502

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    Someone will post a screen cap, but there is a setting to forward DND or vibrate only to the watch when you turn it on your phone. You can have it "mirror" the settings of the phone.
     
  5. kjparfekt macrumors regular

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    I want the watch to vibrate all the time. That's the beauty of it. You can keep your phone ringer completely off have it on a table during a meeting and not have vibrate turned on so it doesn't interrupt other people but still be alerted of new messages.
     
  6. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Would love it if the watch mirrored the sound settings from your phone.
     
  7. Nicklaus macrumors 6502

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    I would so LOVE it if that could happen!
     
  8. Camusrieux macrumors regular

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    That would make it a bit difficult to determine whether you're being alerted to a notification, wouldn't it?

    :D
     
  9. kjparfekt macrumors regular

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    Love the response - and the hand off between notifications on the phone and watch does seem to be working well in my short week of use
     
  10. swandy macrumors regular

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    He is wrong (meaning the Apple salesperson who spoke to Goaliegeek). If you put your iPhone in either Airplane Mode or Do Not Disturb (and it has to be set that way in the iPhone Watch app), then the Watch will mimic the iPhone.
    But if you just use the Mute switch on the side of the iPhone, then the Watch will not be muted. You would have to go either into the Settings app on the Watch in Glances and tap Mute.
    And yes, you can turn off the sounds of the rings/alerts and just have the tapping.
     
  11. Bigserver1 macrumors regular

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    The watch will operate independently from the phone. Simply turn off the "mirror iPhone" setting in the watch app.

    Today during an all day training my phone was on DND and I was getting taps on my wrist all day alerting me to emails and texts.

    Won't lie - it was amazing.
     
  12. Spendlove macrumors 6502

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    My phone was set to silent, my watch set to tap only (with the prominent tap also set to on).

    Worked a charm. I can feel the vibrates and taps on my wrist, no noise from the phone.

    I had alerts all day, didn't miss one. Only needed to pick up my phone if it was a non supported app (e.g. WhatsApp) you still get the notification and who sent the message, you just can't interact or read the message other than dismissing it.
     
  13. dof250 macrumors regular

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    i received mine 3 days ago. It works like said above. You can choose if you want the apple watch to mimic you're iPhone or not. Mine is set to mimic my iPhone.

    One killer feature that i didn't know off: If you're iPhone is locked and the Watch is connected the iPhone will never light up and notify you. Everything will come in on the watch. But when you're iPhone is unlocked it works the other way around. Then you're iPhone will notify you of everything and you're Apple Watch will stay completely silent. Perfect!

    One downside for now is iMessage. iMessage seems to work "on its own". The Watch has its own database and connection like you're Mac/iPads. Now sometimes i get notified about iMessage on my iPhone and later the Apple Watch while i already replied on my iPhone. But thats something they can fix :) Its still a 1.0 os!
     
  14. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    No, it won't. One of the important function of the Apple watch is allow you to silent your iphone, but still keep all calls / alerts / notifications on your wrist.
     
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