Apple watch not giving me notifications any ideas on how to fix it

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Kfieler1981, May 26, 2015.

  1. Kfieler1981 macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2015
    I reconcile r almost not notifications on my watch.. Silent and DNS are off I've switched from mirror my phone to custom alerts, phone will be off haptic is set to prominent .. I've reset and unpaired my watch still nothing.. Any ideas on what's going on
  2. DayOfChaos macrumors 6502

    Nov 13, 2011
    I had this problem too. I had to unpair, restore from backup, reboot the watch and it started working again.
  3. BrettDS macrumors 65816

    Nov 14, 2012
    Remember that you'll only receive notifications on your watch when your phone is off/locked. If the phone is unlocked then your notifications will be displayed on the phone and not the watch.
  4. mikezmac macrumors 6502a


    Jun 4, 2014
    What BrettDS said.

    Do not have your phone on and your notifications will come. The directions the watch comes with explains that you get notifications when the phone isn't open.
  5. AS90 macrumors regular


    Jun 8, 2014
    Wirral, UK
  6. srshaw, May 26, 2015
    Last edited: May 26, 2015

    srshaw macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2011
    I had this problem. I changed the notification settings in the watch app from mirror my iphone to custom. This seemed to do the trick for me at least.

    Oops, just realised you already tried the custom notifications. Sorry.
  7. Kfieler1981 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2015
    My phone is locked in my pocket and the only reason I know I have a notification is vibrating or noise from my phone. The red notification dot never lights up even its on I've checked
  8. Trius macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2008
    I had most of my notifications set to "Banners" and I wasn't getting them on my watch. Changed them to "Alerts" and now it works.
  9. macmurray macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2011
    Mine just started delivering notifications to my iPhone first this evening. I hear my iPhone notification sound (iPhone is locked, screen off), but nothing on the watch. If I wait a good 30 seconds it then shows up on my watch, but at that point I could have just looked at my phone and have no use for the watch. Up until this evening I would get pinged on the watch first. Not sure what's going on. If I have to unpair, restore, etc. it's just going back to Apple. It should "just work".

    I'm probably a little more upset about it than I should be, but it's really bugging me. You had one job watch, give me my notifications more conveniently than my phone!
  10. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2009
    San Jose, CA
    had my watch just under a month and today was the first time I have had an issue with notifications.

    I was driving home with my phone sitting on the passenger seat and I got a text alert. My phone went off and I looked and saw the message on the screen, nothing on the watch. I wondered if the phone had been on and that was the reason but no. a few mins later, same was as if the watch didn't exist.

    Rebooted both phone and watch and everything went back to normal.
  11. papbot macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2015
    You can also go into the phone ( on the phone ) Settings/Notifications/Messages and toggle it off. Then back on. I waited about a minute but that may not be necessary. That restored the messages going to the watch first. My issue was a little different, texts went to the phone first with an alert going off, then about 30-40 seconds later the watch would sound off.

    If that doesn't work, then as you discovered a restart will probably take care of it.
  12. tivoboy macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2005
    worse now

    I think after 1.01 this is WORSE for me, I'm no longer getting VIP mail notifications and the digital touch doesn't seem to work at all.

    the whole layer is just buggy at the moment.

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