How to disable the phone on my Watch!!

animatedude

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I don't want phone app on my wrist how can I delete or disable it?! I tried to remove it but I couldn't...

Any idea how to disable calls to my  watch? I don't want to get any calls in there lol
 

SonRK

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Open Apple Watch on your iPhone

Phone -> change to Custom

-> Disable all the alerts
 

NavySEAL6

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I don't want phone app on my wrist how can I delete or disable it?! I tried to remove it but I couldn't...

Any idea how to disable calls to my  watch? I don't want to get any calls in there lol
Apple watch app on iPhone -> Phone -> set to custom then uncheck show alerts that should do it
 

animatedude

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No! that's the first thing i tried it, it doesn't work....you still get phone calls in there and you can try it yourself...any other solution?
 

ielessar

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Disabling calls from the Watch App should do it. If not, try a reboot.

And no, you can't remove the Phone app from the Watch.
 

animatedude

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]Disabling calls from the Watch App should do it[/B]. If not, try a reboot.

And no, you can't remove the Phone app from the Watch.

wow you are so smart and stuff! that's my question HOW DO you disable calls?!

the above instructions does't work you will still get calls to your watch even if it's with no sound.
 

ielessar

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My bad.

Go the Watch App > Phone > Custom > turn off alerts and the other settings.


Watch shouldn't ring when you get a call.
 

BillyTrimble

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My bad.

Go the Watch App > Phone > Custom > turn off alerts and the other settings.


Watch shouldn't ring when you get a call.
Try reading all the posts (there are only a few). Your suggestion was already made just a few posts before yours.

And that's NOT what the OP wants to do.
 

flur

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Try reading all the posts (there are only a few). Your suggestion was already made just a few posts before yours.

And that's NOT what the OP wants to do.
Well, that's the only option the OP has. Turning off notifications will stop the watch from telling you there is a call. The call will still ring the phone, so when a call comes in the phone should ring and the watch should not.
 

animatedude

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Well, that's the only option the OP has. Turning off notifications will stop the watch from telling you there is a call. The call will still ring the phone, so when a call comes in the phone should ring and the watch should not.
Yes it will not ring on the watch but still you get the call to your watch....i don't want that.

they need to come up with a solution to disable calls to the watch without unpairing it from the iPhone.
 

shenfrey

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Yes it will not ring on the watch but still you get the call to your watch....i don't want that.



they need to come up with a solution to disable calls to the watch without unpairing it from the iPhone.

Why is it such a big issue? either decline the call or answer it on your phone. As long as your watch doesn't make any sound your fine and the watch has served its purpose.

Why would you not rather know someone is calling you after all.
 

flur

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Yes it will not ring on the watch but still you get the call to your watch....i don't want that.
Like the poster above, I'm also wondering about the reasoning here. The call is available to answer on your watch AND your phone (and any other Apple device you have, LOL). Why are you so averse to having the ability to answer it on the watch?
 

animatedude

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Like the poster above, I'm also wondering about the reasoning here. The call is available to answer on your watch AND your phone (and any other Apple device you have, LOL). Why are you so averse to having the ability to answer it on the watch?
what if i was sleeping and had the watch and answered the call on my watch by accident?! i can tell you many scinarios you would answer it on your watch even though u didn't want to...
 

Subdiv

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Question...when a call comes in on both the watch and the phone, is one able to just answer the call on the phone as if the watch doesn't exist? In other words, is there anything special you have to do with the watch before you can answer the call on the phone?

Sorry if this is a stupid question...I haven't taken any calls yet since I started wearing the watch. Also, like OP, I pretty much never want to use the watch as a phone. Just a personal preference, I guess. ;)
 

friedmud

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Question...when a call comes in on both the watch and the phone, is one able to just answer the call on the phone as if the watch doesn't exist? In other words, is there anything special you have to do with the watch before you can answer the call on the phone?

Sorry if this is a stupid question...I haven't taken any calls yet since I started wearing the watch. Also, like OP, I pretty much never want to use the watch as a phone. Just a personal preference, I guess. ;)
Nope - just grab your phone and answer it like normal.
 

flur

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what if i was sleeping and had the watch and answered the call on my watch by accident?! i can tell you many scinarios you would answer it on your watch even though u didn't want to...
LOL. Answering calls while sleeping will be the new butt dialing!

In all seriousness, it kind of sounds like you're coming up with unlikely scenarios because you're worried about something going wrong. Try it for a while and see what they actual likelihood of you doing this is - or if you ever actually do it.

I've gotten a number of calls since I got my watch, and I have to say, I didn't think I'd like it, but it's been really useful. My wrist vibrates and I know to go grab my phone (I don't want to take calls on my wrist any more than you do). One time I left my phone in another room and knew I couldn't get to it before the caller hung up, so I answered the call on my wrist, just to say, "Hi, hold on" and then went and got my phone to take the call.
 

JayLenochiniMac

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Question...when a call comes in on both the watch and the phone, is one able to just answer the call on the phone as if the watch doesn't exist? In other words, is there anything special you have to do with the watch before you can answer the call on the phone?

Sorry if this is a stupid question...I haven't taken any calls yet since I started wearing the watch. Also, like OP, I pretty much never want to use the watch as a phone. Just a personal preference, I guess. ;)
From the All the little things sticky:

When receiving a call, you can scroll down and choose the "Answer on iPhone" option. This puts the caller on hold until you answer on the iPhone.

Or you can simply answer on your iPhone like normal.
 

papbot

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I've gotten a number of calls since I got my watch, and I have to say, I didn't think I'd like it, but it's been really useful. My wrist vibrates and I know to go grab my phone (I don't want to take calls on my wrist any more than you do). One time I left my phone in another room and knew I couldn't get to it before the caller hung up, so I answered the call on my wrist, just to say, "Hi, hold on" and then went and got my phone to take the call.
I wouldn't normally do it but I wanted to see how it worked so I called my wife on the watch and had a fairly long conversation. She said it just sounded like I was using the speakerphone but nothing weird. She was using speakerphone on her end and I had no trouble hearing her. I was sitting at a desk and just had my arm/wrist on the desk. I did not need to hold the watch up to my face to carry on the conversation. Again, not something I would often do but it works quite well and if you need to it's quite convenient.
 

pcsguy88

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OP doesn't want his girlfriends/wife to see who is calling him by glancing at his wrist when it lights up. ;)
 

Rok73

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I actually love to see who is calling on the Watch without taking the phone out of the pocket.

Yesterday I was busy packing stuff in the cart at the grocery store, paying at the cashier etc. when a call came in. I just scrolled down and clicked the "Will call back later" button and went on with my business.

Love it, so convenient. If I was OP I'd just give it a try. My 2 cents.
 

mlemonds

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do you have any other apple devices that you want to get calls on?

if not, try going to the FaceTime settings on your phone and disabling iPhone Cellular Calls.

I know this probably isn't the answer you are looking for, but it just might work.
 

darthbane2k

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Yes it will not ring on the watch but still you get the call to your watch....i don't want that.

they need to come up with a solution to disable calls to the watch without unpairing it from the iPhone.
What's the point of buying an apple watch just to disable some of its key features. Get a pebble or something
 
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