If the notification is routed to the watch, will the iPhone also vibrate?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by yalag, Apr 11, 2015.

  1. yalag macrumors 65816

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    I just thought of this today. If I get a tap on my wrist of a new message, does my iPhone sound/vibrate also? This would be SUPER annoying. I keep my phone in my pocket. I don't want multiple places on my body tapping and ringing, it would drive me nuts.
     
  2. Armen macrumors 604

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    It should only route to the phone if you are not wearing the watch.
     
  3. yalag thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Source?
     
  4. Armen, Apr 11, 2015
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    Armen macrumors 604

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    Give me a few minutes.

    Edit: sorry still looking. I read this somewhere and cant quite pin it now.
     
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  6. michael31986 macrumors 68030

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    I can't wait until people test it out. I would want my watch to notify if I have it on. We should be able to do both or either one.
     
  7. Goldfrapp macrumors 68040

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    Unlike you, I want vibrations all over my body. Will help me miss my husband less when he is away.
     
  8. Phillybizzle macrumors regular

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    This is quite important, I hope we are able to choose how we want it.
     
  9. Argentine86 macrumors regular

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    On my pebble, it does vibrate on both. I don't mind it actually. The pebble has a couple second delay of the notification too, so its almost like I get a heads up that I'm about to get a text to check.

    Also since the pebble does not have a speaker so its nice to get an audible notification when the phone is not on vibrate.

    It does seem like it would be annoying, but I've had my pebble for over 2 years and it hasn't bugged me.

    I'm sure there will be a setting though.
     
  10. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    I remember reading this as well, so if you phone is in your pocket, it will buzz your watch. And if you're presently using your phone, the watch won't buzz. I think this was from one of the tech reviews.
     
  11. Armen macrumors 604

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    I still can't find the article but glad I'm not the only one who saw/heard about it.
     
  12. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a

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    Agree. I do not want my phone to make any sounds if the watch is ON.

    I LOVE that you get a red dot on the display telling you there are missed notifications in case you did miss one.
     
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    Damn lol get a grip
     
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  16. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    John Gruber said on Twitter if your phone is off it will route notifications to your watch; if the phone is on notifications will go to your phone.
     
  17. Goldfrapp macrumors 68040

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    Not very practical.

    Say I walked away from my phone, its display goes off after 5 minutes, and several very important notifications come through during those 5 minutes. That means I'll miss them since Watch will never alert me.
     
  18. matty.p macrumors 6502

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    I'm assuming he doesn't mean powered off but rather locked.
     
  19. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    I think this might be it:

    Source: Notification Essentials

    And it looks like from this screenshot of the Watch app on the iPhone (from 9to5) that the way it decides is if you're "actively using your iPhone."

    [​IMG]

    So, it seems like:

    -iPhone unlocked, Watch in any state: Notifications go to iPhone
    -iPhone locked, Watch on wrist and unlocked: Notifications go to Watch
     
  20. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    What's the alternative? Having them go to both the watch and phone? I suppose it could be tied to ones auto-lock setting where if the setting is more than 2 minutes or whatever the notificafions still come to the watch. But how many people have their auto-lock setting to 5 minutes or more?
     
  21. iCore24 macrumors 6502

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    So what happens when my iPhone and Apple Watch are both locked?
     
  22. AbeFrohman macrumors 6502

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    The Watch doesn't "lock" - the display turns off. If you're wearing your Watch and the phone is locked, you'll get notifications on your Watch.
     

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