LTE texting/messaging app when iphone is dead

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by Drinktothat421, Oct 26, 2017.

  1. Drinktothat421 macrumors newbie

    Drinktothat421

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    Im looking for a messaging/ texting app that works on LTE when your iphone is turned off or dead? Any ?
     
  2. CobraPA macrumors 6502a

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    SMS or iMessage? It sounds like SMS needs the phone to be on and on wifi/cellular for the watch to send SMS (depending on carrier.)

    iMessage should work without the phone.
     
  3. Drinktothat421 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes imessage or email should work with the phone off. But im looking for any other apps that offer texting non iphone phones if and when your phone dies.
     
  4. ZebraDude macrumors 65816

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    as I understand it that is not currently possible. SMS (short message service) is a voice service and needs the handset on and connected to a cellular tower to relay the message.
     
  5. Drinktothat421 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Now i dont even think email works with the phone off. Ut yes like i said. I understand what does not work. Looking for something thats does.
     
  6. Itinj24 macrumors regular

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    I am frantically researching for the same exact thing. Don't see why Facebook Messenger or Viber don't work. They both use LTE/Wi-Fi and they both have associated AW apps. Is this an Apple restriction or an App developer restriction? My wife refuses to leave Samsung so iMessage is out of the question. Really bummed as this is the sole purpose I wanted LTE on a Watch.
     
  7. Mikeeee macrumors 6502

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    My guess is they wouldn't work because of the restrictive nature of AW apps. They are a shell of the parent app on the iPhone. They rely on that parent app to perform. Even if there is an LTE watch
     

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