Message notifications not working consistently

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by gowanis, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. gowanis macrumors 6502

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    sometimes i get a notification, sometimes I don't. Very disappointed so far, this thing is not working well.
     
  2. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    Oh good. At least I'm not missing anything over my Pebble while waiting for my Apple Watch.
     
  3. jjlannoo Suspended

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    mine is fine. no issues
     
  4. ddoyle777 macrumors newbie

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    I've found out that mail notifications at least won't come over if your phone is on. Fooled me for a while.
     
  5. poematik13 macrumors 6502a

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    its DAY 1 for a FIRST GEN product. Expect a software update soon.
     
  6. Scott-n-Houston macrumors 6502a

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    This.

    Same with messages. I'm so busy in the Watch app setting stuff up, that when it bings on my phone, the watch does nothing. I thought something was wrong.
     
  7. jjlannoo Suspended

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    I think notifications go to the device your using first just like they do when your on a iPad or mac. people who don't have many apple devices might not be used to this
     
  8. gowanis thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So you're saying that the message app on my Mac is superseding the watch ?
     
  9. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    Do you have messages open on the iPhone iPad or Mac ?

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    I think if your staring at your messages app on the Mac , the watch won't tap you

    But I don't have a watch to test this

    But that's how it works if the iPhone messages app is open
     
  10. jjlannoo Suspended

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    if I'm using messages on my mac and get a new one it doesn't ding my phone unless I ignore it. Same on most apple devices and vice versa I would think. if you ignore it, it starts dinging everything.
     
  11. ocrane macrumors member

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    So I actually think this might be a feature, when I would be texting or doing something wearing my pebble and getting messages my wrist with just constantly vibrate. If the screen is on with the iPhone I don't get a buzz on the watch which actually I prefer
     
  12. jjlannoo Suspended

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    correct it just dings what you are currently using. if you ignore it and don't read it, it will then ding other devices after a bit.
     
  13. TEBnewyork macrumors regular

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    That's perfect. If I'm on computer or phone I don't need my watch to tell me the same thing I'm looking at. If they've got that worked into the whole continuity that's great. I wondered why I wasn't getting everything at first and figured out I was in the same app on laptop.

    I gave up on Pebble early on because it was like drinking from a firehose.
     
  14. gowanis thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I understand that when you're on your Mac using Messages, if you ignore the incoming message, a short while later your iPhone and/or iPad will get the notification. That is not happening with the watch. It seems random when a message comes through (or not)
     
  15. TEBnewyork macrumors regular

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    That just worked for me. I was responding to a message in iMessage and another message came in from someone else. I didn't go to it immediately and it then went to my watch.

    My problem is that there is at least one mac, iPhone, iPad around and with continuity I get a lot of pings all over....phone calls can get annoying when they all start ringing.
     
  16. acctman macrumors 6502a

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    I think its setup to start the convo with a notification and not keep notify you of an on going message convo. that would drain the battery faster
     
  17. jjlannoo Suspended

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    lol yup i have 2 iPads the watch a mac and the phone. if i ignore a message they all start pinging
     
  18. gowanis thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Still not working properly for me. Phone was not in use in my pocket and incoming messages are not pinging me on the watch.
     
  19. Manfonse macrumors newbie

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    Same here.
     
  20. Higdonka macrumors newbie

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    Same Here

    Come on Apple Really??



     
  21. gusping macrumors 6502

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    Same. Notifications on the watch are so broken it's easier for me to use my phone.
     
  22. dharmasarc macrumors member

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    If you're on your phone why do you need the watch to go off and let you know you got a mail or a message. You can see that because you're on your phone!

    I think some of you want it going off for the sake of it to justify your purchases.
     
  23. ttexxan macrumors regular

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    I thought mine was doing the same as well. To make sure I turned the watch off then back on. Not noticing any issues now.

    Another thing to note---The vibration is light to me esp wearing a milanese band even when set on Max. So now I have on the hepatic heavy vibration and sound. Everything seems to be coming through when phone is off..


    FYI I made the same mistake about the emails not coming through when phone is on. That led me to the turning off/on. I prefer apple do it this way. With samsung got too many beeps or vibrates even while on my phone to the watch
     
  24. MutantR macrumors member

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    Anyone figure this out? Just got mine and message notifications don't seem to ever work and email notifications are spastic at best. This is the primary reason I bought the watch and it doesn't work?
     

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