Message Notifications Delay and wrong source

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by dwburnell, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. dwburnell macrumors regular

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    Just got my watch on Monday. Yesterday, my messages were coming in on my watch literally the same time as my phone. Today, I will get a text on my phone and I don't get it on my watch for about 30 seconds. Anyone else having this issue?

    Also, my friend said he started getting imessages from my iCloud email instead of my phone after I replied from my watch. I sent an iMessage to a coworker from my watch and she said it came from my phone number.

    Any help is much appreciated!
     
  2. iFanaddic macrumors 6502a

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    Me too, ive had it since launch day without any issues and that exact problem just occurred, by the time I received it on my watch i had already answered from my iPhone..
     
  3. StophMac24 macrumors 6502

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    I have had the same issues with friends receiving texts from my email and not from my number. Has only happened a few times. I am wondering if it has to do with Wifi vs Bluetooth connection.

    I went into messages and made sure that all new conversations were started using my number and not my email. I am wondering what would happen if disabled receiving imessages from my email and put only to allow my number as the send and receive.

    Will have to test and come back to let you know.
     
  4. Rove macrumors member

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    I am getting the same thing but I just got the watch today.
     
  5. kingofgreenlake macrumors newbie

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    I was getting the same issue and I made everything route thru my phone number
     
  6. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    I would sometimes get the phone # versus AppleID/iCloudID thing too, long before the Apple Watch.

    My solution is to uncheck all the email addresses in the iMessage settings on your devices (iPad, iPhone, Mac) and just use the phone number.

    While possibly not ideal, it'll always send from the "proper" source. And with the ability in iOS 8 for Macs and iPads to send/receive SMS as well through the iPhone, it's been less of a handicap.
     
  7. GizmoDVD macrumors 65816

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    Funny, this just started happening to me today. TXTs are 15-20 seconds delayed!
     
  8. StophMac24 macrumors 6502

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    So once you did that it fixed the issue? And given that these devices all speak to each other, wifi will still be sufficient to send iMessages via my watch if my phone is out of range?
     
  9. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Yes and yes.
     
  10. mathewbhavnani macrumors member

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    If I send a text from my phone to a friend as a reply or something, sometimes it won't show up on my watch....its not a delay or anything, it just won't show up

    Example: friend says "what's up?" And I'll reply from my phone "nothing much"

    On my watch I won't be able to see the reply I sent sometimes so when I look at my messages, the conversation with that same friend will only show the last message in that conversation as "what's up?" And won't actually show my reply
     
  11. StophMac24 macrumors 6502

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    you da man. thank you!:)
     
  12. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Unfortunately, there are most definitely bugs in the watch's software. I'm having great difficulty swiping left/right on the animated emoji screen to move from faces to hearts to hands to conventional emoji (yet other left-right swipes work fine in other apps). Occasionally notifications will come in without audio or haptic notification (and it's not just me 'not noticing' it) and occasional hiccups with watch face complications (like the weather one on the Utility face just displaying "weather").

    I'm hoping Apple rapidly bug fixes the software.
     
  13. skaclown macrumors member

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    For the messages sending from the email address :

    As some people have already said, you can uncheck the email from the iPhone iMessages settings. I had the same issue and did this, even re-checked the email address after that and the setting stuck.
     
  14. co.ag.2005 macrumors 65816

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    I didn't think about this. Before Yosemite, I had iMessage setup for my phone number and email address so I could reply via my iMac or MacBook Air. but now with Yosemite and handoff, I can just uncheck the email addresses on my phone, iMac, and MacBook Air and just solely rely on phone number?
     
  15. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Yes
     
  16. ItsGavinC macrumors 6502

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    This has happened to me, along with other software bugs. I've found that if I turn the watch off and restart it the problems cease. So for now, I'd say the trick is to restart the watch at least once a day.
     

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