Apple Watch sound/taptic issues

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by tasset, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. tasset macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone else have sound or taptic issues, perhaps coincidentally since WatchOS 4.2.2?

    My Watch seems to have been acting odd the past few weeks, it may have started for me since the last update.
    - Alarm app: despite it stating Silent mode does not affect alarms when on the charger, I found that my AM alarm is silent. If I bump up the volume a couple notches in settings then the alarm audibly plays very lightly.
    -Siri voice feedback, even if set to control by Silent mode, will talk back audibly.
    -finally most annoyingly, sometimes but not always the taptic feedback on notifications vibrates harder almost to being tinny sounding like the speaker is involved.

    I have restored my Watch as new and does not seem to have helped so have scheduled an appointment for later this week. Just want to come with a better understanding if any of the above are known recent bugs (oh, Apple...)
     
  2. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    Silent doesn’t prevent the alarm from sounding when On the charger.
     
  3. tasset thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, that is what I said. Previously when on the charger my alarm would sound even on Silent (quite loudly at that). Now on Silent mode it will not UNLESS I have the sound volume setting up at least a few levels.
     
  4. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    Sorry if I misunderstood.
     
  5. tasset thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No problem, but can you humor me and decrease your volume setting to zero, then set an alarm for a minute or two into the future and then listen if your Watch alarm is audible?
     
  6. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    Odd when I put my watch into silent mode the volume level doesn’t change
     
  7. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    With the Silent mode on I did not get any audible alarm.
    With Silent mode OFF I did not get an audible alarm.
    With Silent mode off I slid the Alert Volume to the left then right (to max) set an alarm and the audible returned.
     
  8. tasset thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you very much for testing. So unless I am mistaken, your first two tests which did not get an audible alarm directly contradict what Apple is saying in your screenshot "Silent mode will not mute alarms and timers while Apple Watch is charging." This is new I believe and either miscommunication or a bug.
     
  9. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    Ok
    Turn off the phone.
    Turn off the watch
    Turn on the phone
    Put watch on charger
    Set alarm with silent mode off
    Alarm sounded

    Watch still on charger silent mode on
    Alarm sounded

    Watch still on charger silent off alarm sounded

    Watch off charger silent off alarm sounded

    Volume wasn’t adjusted
     

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