Can you add a cell signal stength complication to face?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by LGIR627, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. LGIR627 macrumors member

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    I could have sworn I've seen some watch faces that have the 4 dots showing cell signal strength, but I just looked around and the only way I could check was swiping up? I tried a couple different faces.
     
  2. mk313 macrumors 6502a

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    I that no it's the explorer face that has the cell strength
     
  3. ragman macrumors newbie

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    I signed up for the ATT plan , which is working nicely, however, the cell strength indicator does not appear on the Explorer watchface.
     
  4. twennywonn macrumors regular

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    Its kinda a bummer but it only shows if you are not near your phone.
     
  5. hlfway2anywhere macrumors 65816

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    Signal strength is in the control center as well just a general note.
     
  6. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

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    It won’t show up if you’re connected to your phone or WiFi.
     
  7. urbanwoodsman macrumors member

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    You can’t be connected to wifi and your phone has to be away from you or in airplane mode. I was confused as well. It took the watch about a minute to figure everything out and go from the red X to the green status dots. This is definitely not how I thought all this would work. I assumed you’d be able to turn off Bluetooth/WiFi on your phone and the watch would connect to LTE. Also, I figured you’d be able to turn off Bluetooth/WiFi on the actual watch as well to save battery life. I guess that’s not how any of this works.
     
  8. TheColtr macrumors 6502

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    Bluetooth and WiFi will save a lot of battery over LTE. That’s why Apple is really trying to keep the watch off of LTE as much as possible to preserve battery life. It’s more of a backup that you use sperringly, rather than something that is running in the background 24/7. I too was disappointed when I found out the watch wasn’t connected to LTE all the time.
     
  9. dave006 Contributor

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    Well you can have cellular active all the time but your battery just won't last very long. Just disable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on your watch to test but you will want to switch back very soon as you watch your watch battery drain.

    Dave
     

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