Apple watch just doesn't work.

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by adcx64, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. adcx64 macrumors 65816

    adcx64

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    So I'm using my brand new Apple watch Sport, and regardless if my phone has DnD on or off, whenever the phone is in my pocket I do not get any notifications on the watch. No red dot. If i start an alarm on the watch, I get no alarm on the phone. The only thing that seems to be working is the calling feature. If I get a text while the phone is in my pocket, and on ring (and silent) I get NO indication on the watch. Messages shows no messages. Is this because I'm on iOS 9 GM and my watch is on OS 1.0.1?
     
  2. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    I'm not sure what you have for settings but I can tell you alarms you set on the watch will only alert on the watch. Alarms you set on the phone will alert your watch, so its easier to set alarms on the phone and get the alarm in both places. Your notifications should be coming through. Make sure you have the on in both the watch app and on the phone. You might try to reset the watch and see if that helps. To reset, hold the digital crown and friends button at the same time until you see the Apple logo. It will take a few minutes to reboot but it might solve your issue.
     
  3. adcx64 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thank you. I'm just wondering if there's some discrepancy between watch 1.0.1 and iOS 9 GM. If my phone is on silent or DND in my pocket, should I still get the alert on the watch?
     
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    For DND, make sure your watch is not set to mirror the DND setting on the phone. If mirroring is on, turning on DND on the phone will also put your watch in DND.

    If your phone is just on silent, the notifications should come through on your watch.
     
  5. adcx64 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    My notifications don't come through:( sometimes they do but are sporadic
     
  6. GrumpyMom macrumors 603

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    Perhaps try un pairing, rebooting both watch and phone, then repairing again. This has helped me in the past. I think with the various updates some things got messed up a little.

    Even now, sometimes my text notifications seem delayed by about three minutes for some reason if it's coming via SMS instead of IMessage.
     
  7. adcx64 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Done that many times. Sadly my notifications are still sporadic. Sigh.
     
  8. Reno Raines macrumors 6502a

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    I don't get my emails but all the other notifications I do.
     
  9. adcx64 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Narrowed it down to this: notifications only work for a day and then the watch has to be re- paired for notifications to work again. Calling works 100% of the time.
     
  10. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    The only thing I can think of is your currently on iOS9 beta.

    If I was in your shoes I'd wait until Wednesday update the iPhone too the official iOS9 release. Then do a hard reset on the Apple Watch, inc un-pair and pairing up after. I think the beta might possible be doing something with the two.

    If not I'd suggest Apple Store as you and other have mentioned what I would have done.
     
  11. adcx64 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I am on the iOS 9 GM.
     
  12. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    The official release of iOS 9
     
  13. adcx64 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's what I have, correct?
     
  14. parseckadet macrumors 6502a

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    This shouldn't matter. I've been using the iOS Public Beta since it was first released with watchOS 1.0.1, and I've not had any problems similar to what the OP described.

    OP, I would consider setting up a genius bar appointment or calling AppleCare. They can walk you through all the settings to make sure you don't have anything set in a strange way, and if they determine it's not a settings issue they may decide to do any exchange for you.
     
  15. Reno Raines macrumors 6502a

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    On my iPhone 6 everything worked great. When I pair it to my iPhone 5 I do not get my email notifications but everything else. Not sure if it is due to the different phone.
     

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