How to set up so that phone calls only make the watch ring

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Stardotboy, May 19, 2015.

  1. Stardotboy macrumors regular

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    Any idea how to configure the iPhone/watch so that when you get a call, only the watch makes an audible ringtone?

    As I'm wearing the watch all day and carry my phone with me, it seems a little silly that every time I get a call both devices ring. It seems easy enough to mute the watch ringtone (Apple Watch - Notifications - Phone) but I'd prefer to switch off the phone ringtone, and I can't for the life of me work out how to do that without having to put the whole phone on silent mode.

    Probably missing something obvious - thoughts welcome!
     
  2. flur macrumors 68000

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    Nope, you're not missing anything. I keep my phone on vibrate only so at least it's not ringing in public.
     
  3. Mascots macrumors 65816

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    To disable the ringtone, you have to find a silent mp3 and use it as a custom.

    You can quickly create on in Garageband or find one online. I discovered this when trying to mute the calls on my iPad, there's no way to disable call noises.
     
  4. Stardotboy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, great idea and a creative workaround!
     
  5. Mascots macrumors 65816

    Mascots

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    Welcome!

    After getting frustrated one too many times with my iPad ringing in my bag, I had to find a work around.
     

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