Can you stop certain messages from pushing to Apple Watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ndpitch, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. ndpitch macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2010
    One of the main reasons I haven't got an Apple Watch yet is because I think it will annoy me too much. The constant tapping on the wrist.

    I'd want it for very basic things only, like texts from family members.

    For example, one of my friends is notorious for spamming my phone with text messages. Instead of sending one message, he breaks it up into 6 shorter ones. The constant buzzing from that on my wrist would drive me insane.

    Are there strong filter settings that would allow me to make my message alerts to the Watch person specific? I've been searching around but couldn't find any info.
  2. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020


    Feb 15, 2015
    Obviously, you can manage every app notifications just like your iphone
  3. ndpitch thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2010
    Right. I know you can customize notification alerts. What I want to do specifically relates to the Messages app.

    I don't want to be alerted on my Apple Watch if my friend adam sends me a text. But if my wife does, I want my Watch to show that.

    As far as I know that's not possible on the phone so I'm assuming it's not possible on the watch.
  4. rossdavidson3729 macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2017
    Well you should just put Adams message thread on do not disturb and check it from time to time
  5. matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    Yeah.. they should have VIP function like in Mail.
  6. FrisbeeK9 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 26, 2006
    This is great advise Ross Davidson.

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