I've had this intermittently since the update. Never had it once before the update.
Doing a soft reset on both the phone and the watch (not just a restart, but a reset) fixed the issue originally. It came back once after that and seems to have gone away on its own, but I don't always have the phone out (and I keep it on vibrate) so it's possible it's happening and I'm just not seeing it.
That first occurred, at least for me, after the current software update. I did do the un-pairing procedure which did fix it temporarily but the first time I restarted the watch it recurred. Now if it occurs I go to my phone - Settings/Notifications/Messages and toggle it off then back on which has restored the normal function to my watch.Since I got my watch, the messages come directly to the watch and the phone doesn't light up or buzz.
Now all of a sudden I'm getting texts like I used to on my iPhone, then to the watch after. Is this a glitch or new feature?
Since the 1.01 update, I'm getting messages notifications on the phone first, then a couple seconds later on the watch. It lights up the phone, and it lights up the watch.
This is for messages, stocktwits, espn, maybe some others.
I tried turning it OFF then ON on the phone settings preferences, but it didn't fix it.
any thoughts about if this is a new "feature"
So when the Watch is paired to the iPhone the iPhone's message/text notifications are disabled by default?
If I'm asleep I don't think I will be able to hear or notice the Watch's rather weak haptic and sound... I really need the iPhone to still play its message notification sound.
If you put your watch into do-not-disturb mode before going to sleep, all your notifications will go to your phone. In either case, all your notifications will be available for you to read on your phone's lock screen (if you're set up for that on the phone) when you wake up, just like they are now, so you won't miss anything. If your watch is not in do-not-disturb mode, the notifications will be available for you to read on your watch also.
Also, if you take the watch off, everything goes to the phone.
Thanks for the reply.
When I'm at the hospital taking call there are many times when I'm operating all night long. Between surgical cases while the staff is "turning over" the operating room for my next case I will often go to the surgeon's lounge and try to take a short nap. They will page me (text) to let me know that the room is ready for my next case. This can be about an hour between cases.
So there is no way to have the phone still produce a sound when a message is received and still have the haptic and be able to check it with the Watch?
Nope, unless you get the bug that makes it so (but as it's a bug, no guarantees it will keep working that way). In your case I recommend turning on prominent haptic, so you'll get a solid vibration before the tap when the text comes in, and set custom notifications for the watch, and have it re-notify you multiple times (you can set this through the watch app on the phone), so if you sleep through the first one you'll wake up on the second or third (you can set up to 10 re-notifications, if I remember correctly).
Thanks so much for the info.
Unfortunately this news is not what I was hoping for and really limits the Watch's intended usability for my purposes... As it is now I have an irritatingly obnoxious text message notification sound on my Phone so that it will wake me up right away as it is also the way that the ER and the floor nurses can get ahold of me STAT.
Now that I know that the Watch disables the phone message notifications I need to decide whether I can even use it anymore...