Forgot phone at home, watch didnt tell me :(

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by shayneox, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. shayneox macrumors member


    Jan 6, 2015
    Songtan South Korea
    I had thought it was going to be a feature where if you forget your phone, you get a beep and tap....guess I was wrong, or is it a hidden feature?

    Good thing is I have WiFi in the office and I can message wife and friends and let them know.
    That part seems to work great and the voice too text is pretty solid.

    Should be an interesting day testing the watch solo.
  2. lunaoso macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2012
    Boston, MA
    Nope, no feature to alert if the phone is out of range, at least not yet. There is a feature to ping your phone if it's in range through, which just makes a loud noise.
  3. Rok73 macrumors 65816


    Apr 21, 2015
    Planet Earth
    If you hold the ping button the LED on the iPhone starts to flash, too.
  4. haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    Thanks! Didn't know that.
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'm glad that isn't a feature because it would be notifying me all the time that my watch is out of range from the phone. Whether I'm going out for a run, or walking to a co-workers cubicles. I find myself out of range of my phone frequently.
  6. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    It would be nice if you got a notification so that you don't leave your phone at home, or in a cab, or at a restaurant. Not a continuous notification if you leave it on purpose, but a disconnect that you had to recognize would be nice.
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    The watch does tell you in a way by showing the little box with a cross through it to show it is not connected to the phone. No doubt I have done that before, many times
  8. Expidia macrumors member


    Sep 16, 2015
    That would be an excellent feature. Like if you left your phone on a bench or on a bar or restaurant table. Leaving house without phone by error. Doesn't seem like that big a feature to build in.
    You get to near the edge of the phone/watch range and the pinging on the watch starts gradually getting louder.

    Feature could be put in sleep mode for 30, 60 90 minutes for those times you know you will be away from phone, but still are wearing the watch.

    I would trade up iphone models sooner if a new iphone had that feature built in.
  9. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

    Nov 7, 2013
    It would be a nice feature that could be based on location. Say you want it off while at the office, but you want it on elsewhere. Some good opportunities here Apple.
  10. Expidia macrumors member


    Sep 16, 2015
    Sadly, now this feature will probably appear in the next android device and won't appear in an apple device without the obligatory 5 year lawsuit for patent infringement for apple stealing a feature from android or visa versa :rolleyes:
  11. ougum macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2008
    My Samsung Gear two would alert me if I lost connection to my phone, and my Pebble would as well. Wish my Apple Watch had this feature. Maybe an app will come along that will allow this.
  12. handsome pete macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2008
    Well having the option would be nice. You could always turn it off.
  13. shayneox thread starter macrumors member


    Jan 6, 2015
    Songtan South Korea
    Yeah, I remember my Pebble having the feature, and it was very handy.

    The day without my phone was not too bad; I was still able to chat with wife. So aside from missing the weight in my pocket and mild panic attacks when I couldn’t find my phone throughout the day, it went well.

    It was the first time in 2.5 years that I have forgotten it.
  14. leesweet macrumors demi-god


    Feb 1, 2009
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Well, part of this isn't exactly so.. :) If you are on wifi in the office, the watch isn't out of range of the phone. I've been a long way from my desk/phone and the watch is happy.

    For a run, okay, I'll give you that one...
  15. Laserducky macrumors regular


    Dec 29, 2013

    At times when I leave my wallet back home, I miss it less than when I leave my phone back : feel 'disconnected' with the world around me ;-)

    Cheers !
  16. AtheistP3ace macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2014
    I would love this as an option you could turn off!!
  17. OBirder macrumors regular

    May 13, 2015
    I agree it would be great to be able to configure it.

    I would like a notification when the watch disconnected from Bluetooth and WiFi.

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