Apple Watch being used?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Xandee, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. Xandee macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2017
    I left my Apple Watch at home and I think someone may have used it in the house. The apps that are open in the background I do not recognize. Would I have a received a notification on my phone that my watch was used? Sorry if a stupid question.
  2. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    You won’t receive such notification. Even if you have access to MDM (mobile device management), it might still not cover activity logs of your Apple Watch.
  3. Xandee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2017
    What is MDM? I saw the term, but what is that exactly? So even if I have the LTE one and someone looked at my texts are something there would be no notification on my phone?

    Also, thank you for the quick reply!
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    If you watch was not pass code protected someone could read your texts with out any notification on your phone. I do not think your phone notifies you if you are looking at a text on your watch.
  5. Xandee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2017
    Thanks. I will need to add a passcode
  6. hologram macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2007
    If you check the activity rings you can see whether it was used. Open the app on your phone and check the date you left it. You’ll be able to see if it was moving around or not.
  7. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    To put it short, MDM allows organisations and companies to manage mobile devices by employing policies and certificates, as well as enforcing certain restrictions. Couple of examples include banning Bluetooth connection, removing FaceTime, enforcing complex long device passcode, disabling application store (App Store) and/or deploying enterprise apps and data.

    And. LTE allows you to see notifications relayed from iPhone even if you are far away from the iPhone. But it won’t alert you even if your watch is used by someone else or not. Since notification is delivered separately, someone else can technically see your message notification without you even know because your iPhone notification will not be removed.

    Therefore, the best practice is to set a complex passcode (6 digits) on your Apple Watch or wear it.
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    This is a very cool trick, though one does not necessarily use the watch and move around, and it is kinda difficult to spot. Nice idea nonetheless.
  8. Pspressart macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2012
    Put a passcode on the phone. Then nobody can access it and mess with it
  9. japanime macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2006
    Why not just ask whomever you live with if they used your watch?
  10. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I’d read the opening post again. Because that’s the not initial concern OP has, their question is/was, would a notification have alerted them on their phone if the watch was used. I don’t think the OP cares about actually ‘who used it’.
  11. RickGrimes Suspended


    Mar 9, 2019
    That make too much sense. In todays day and age you ask total stagers on the internet about your personal issues.
  12. Xandee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2017
    Correct, thank you. Now, I was just wanting to know in case someone I didn’t know used it in the future. Also, the person who I suspected used it would most likely lie so that doesn’t help.

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