Apple Watch mysterious connection

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Zaino, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. Zaino macrumors regular

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    A friend of mine has an AW series 1 paired with an Iphone 8 plus...

    He received messages on AW but the watch it's not connected to BT or wi-fi ! How is this possible?

    It only has location turned on.
     
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  3. Zaino thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's not. I verified. BT it's off, wi-fi off.
     
  4. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    If you’re using iOS 11, then BT and WiFi may still be connected to the watch depending on how you turned those services off. If you used the Control Center toggles, then they’re not really off.

    Also, the watch can connect itself to known WiFi networks and still receive certain notifications, like iMessage and mail.
     
  5. Zaino thread starter macrumors regular

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    Man, everything is OFF! Do you want print screen?
     
  6. Mercenary macrumors 65816

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    Off in control centre or settings? The control centre doesn't turn them off anymore. But in settings it does.

    Also the phone can be off and the watch will still still function as it connects to WiFi itself.
     
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  8. Mercenary macrumors 65816

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    But how did you turn off WiFi and Bluetooth? Control centre in iOS 11 disconnects but keeps the radios turned on so the apple watch can still work. But put it in flight mode and that will truly turn them off.
     
  9. Zaino thread starter macrumors regular

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    How it works if the Iphone status bar doesn't show any bt/wi-fi icon?

    It's off not disconnected.
     
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    What type of message(s) did he receive because without connectivity it would truly be magical!

    Yes, that would help explain the impossible posts you have made. The Apple Watch Series 1 only have Bluetooth and or Wi-Fi, so with those disabled it can't receive messages from external sources.

    Dave
     
  11. Mercenary macrumors 65816

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    You going to answer how you turned it off or just keep banging your head against a wall?

    This is a big issue that has been discussed over on the ios11 forum. The fact that ios11 if using the control centre doesn't turn them off. They stay on, not off, no icon but still working, powered on, running and your apple watch can still connect but no icon. If you use flight mode or settings then it turns them of for reals.

    But, the apple watch has its own WiFi. So even if your phone is off, burned or sent to the moon the watch can still connect to WiFi by itself and doany things.

    Sooooo, are you on ios11?
    How did you turn off WiFi and Bluetooth?
    Does the watch show its own WiFi connection?
    It's nothing to worry about. All it cool
     
  12. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    OP confused.

    Watch connected to Wi-Fi on its own.

    Case closed.
     
  13. Zaino thread starter macrumors regular

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    Case closed? Why?

    You simply can't understand silly damn things.

    AW SERIES 1 IPHONE 8 plus latest version of OS both. You know nothing. You asked me...do you use ios 11??? Hahaha

    Wi-fi OFF NOT DISCONNECTED!!!!!!
    BT OFF NOT DISCONNECTED!!!!!


    Still connected
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    As has already been explained to you... you cannot turn the Watch's Wi-Fi off unless you put it in airplane mode. It doesn't matter if you've turned the Wi-Fi off on the iPhone. The Watch connects to Wi-Fi on its own, and that is why it is getting messages - from its own connection to the internet.
     
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  16. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    Because it has Wi-Fi calling (again, even if you've turned off Wi-Fi calling on your iPhone it is still enabled on the Watch, you cannot turn it off, and it will receive SMS messages over Wi-Fi calling).
     
  17. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Without trying to trigger another outburst, you're a little confused as to how it works in iOS 11. It's understandable, because it's very different than how it worked before iOS 11.

    Turning BT and/or WiFi "off" in Control Center doesn't really turn them off. It disconnects from certain devices, but they are still on (even if there's no BT or WiFi icon on the status bar) to allow the phone or iPad to connect to some Apple services and devices, such as Apple Watch, Apple Pencil, and other things. Apple has stated that this is to prevent people from being confused about why their Pencil, for example, isn't working when BT is turned off (not realizing that BT is required for the Apple Pencil to function). Yes, it's to baby those who are not tech-savvy... but nonetheless that's the current reality.

    If, however, you go in to the system settings and turn BT and/or WiFi off from the Settings panel, then they're truly off.


    Pardon me if you (or your friend) knew this... but there are many threads here on MR about this, so it's not obvious who knows of this change in function and who doesn't. Just trying to be helpful.

    And as stated -- there is no way a non-LTE watch that is not somehow connected to a known (to the watch) WiFi network or bluetooth, even at extreme distances, can receive notifications. If your friend's watch received one, then in some way, shape or form, it was connected to an authenticated BT or WiFi service somehow, whether your friend was aware of it or not.
     
  18. Zaino thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmmm. Thx but on my AW series 1 can't do this thing. How can I enable this feature on mine?
     
  19. Zaino thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cmoooon i said it twice

    BT/WI- FI OFF!!!!! Not disconnected from Control center.

    On the road, no WI-Fi/ bluetooth and it still receive TEXT messages. AW series 1
     
  20. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    The Watch is obviously getting Wi-Fi from somewhere... what are you thinking, that it is magic?
     
  21. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    See that green phone icon in the upper left corner? Means it's still connected to the phone via Bluetooth, whether or not you think your phone's bluetooth is "off."
    Therefore, bluetooth not off.
     
  22. Zaino thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wi-fi? Where? iphone' wi-fi is Off. They must be connected both...
     
  23. Zaino thread starter macrumors regular

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    It' s off man. On Iphone display no BT icon.
     
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    There is nothing to solve. Watch is connected to the iPhone period.
     

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