How can this happen...

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  1. russtobin macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone please explain the following?

    My series 2 watch is receiving txt msg notifications even when beyond the reach of my iphone 6. Thought maybe it was a latency issue so decided to conduct the experiment below

    I wore the watch to my gym this evening and asked my partner to txt me at a specific time whilst I was there and behold I received the txt msg notification.

    Didn't have my phone with me and have never had the phone with me at the gym in the past.

    The gym is approx 3 miles away from my home.

    Anyone know how this can be happening?

    Thx in advance for all replies.
     
  2. saley89 macrumors newbie

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    Does the gym have open wifi that you have connected to with your phone previously? Perhaps a wifi hotspot provider? I realise you have never had phone with you so maybe the SSID and password are same for a wifi hotspot at the gym.

    Next check in control centre for a cloud icon as seen in link below.

    https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204562
     
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  4. russtobin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Never had the phone with me at they gym.
     
  5. annk Administrator

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    The information in this post specifically mentions messages when out of range.
     
  6. russtobin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Never used the wi-fi network at the gym but guess it must be open access - will check it out tomorrow.

    Has to be the logical answer I guess.
     
  7. Thai macrumors 6502a

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    Gym may use Xfinity wifi for example that uses the same password everywhere (if you have Xfinity account).
     
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  9. klymr macrumors 65816

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    Next time you are at the gym, swipe to bring up Control Center on your watch. If there is a little cloud in the top right hand corner, you are connected to Wi-Fi.
     
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  11. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    That would be my guess. The Watch is linked to the wifi somehow.
     
  12. russtobin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This evening confirmed that the watch is autonomously connecting to the gyms wi-fi.

    Didn't know that the watch is capable of connecting to wi-fi independently.
     
  13. Thai macrumors 6502a

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    Is it an open wifi or wifi that requires password?
     
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