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Apple Watch being used?

Xandee

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Jun 29, 2017
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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.
 

Shirasaki

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May 16, 2015
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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.
 
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Xandee

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Jun 29, 2017
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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.
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!
 
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Newtons Apple

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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!

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.
 
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hologram

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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.
 
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Shirasaki

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May 16, 2015
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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!
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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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.
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.
 
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Relentless Power

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Jul 12, 2016
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Why not just ask whomever you live with if they used your watch?

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’.
 
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Xandee

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Jun 29, 2017
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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’.
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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