Message Notifications (several at once)

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by PsychOK, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. PsychOK macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Hi, I have one minor annoyance with the way the Apple Watch handles Message notifications, specifically when receiving multiple messages within several seconds from the same person. Many people whom I text with tend to send me several messages at once to convey a thought, but when the messages come to the Apple Watch as a notification, I can only see one sent message at a time. I need to dismiss the notification and pull the drop shade down again (or open the Message app) to read the next message in the conversation. Sometimes I don't even realize I received more than one depending on how fast they come in. This has led to some confusion as I may reply to the first message before reading the others. Is Apple working on a way to make this a bit more convenient? e.g., allowing Message notifications to come through as a list in a single notification or perhaps just integrating the Messages app more directly with the notification system. Hope this makes sense to everyone. Just want to pick your brains and see what the best solution may be. Thanks!
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    If I'm engaging in a back and forth conversation with someone, I take the iPhone out instead.

    However, I have no problem initially viewing multiple messages on the Watch. I just don't wait for the next one on it and use the iPhone instead if it's an active conversation.
  3. Mascots macrumors 68000


    Sep 5, 2009
    Friends of mine and I also message "AIM-style" as we call it.

    Doesn't the current message notification expand with the new messages in the thread? As long as you have the oldest notification open, instead of sending you new notifications, the replies should extend into the current one, and if you don't clear the notification, your replies should be listed in that particular notification as well.
  4. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2008
    I agree this is a pain point. The worst part is that sometimes I get more than one message/notification at once and I don't see the other notifications because I hit reply to the first one and send away. Since its on my wrist I hit send and move my arm down, occasionally missing the red dot and thus not seeing the rest of the notifications.

    They should have an option that you get one notification per 30 seconds or 60 seconds from the same app (or better yet same person within an app if they can do that).

    While on the topic of notifications, I wish they could make the taptic last about 2x longer. That would really grab my attention and help me catch the 10% or so of notifications I tend to miss right now.
  5. wnxgenral macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2008
    This is by far my #1 issue with the watch... Many texts coming in but the watch only shows the first text message, notifies you others have come in but when you glance at them it doesn't scroll to the latest one.

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