Message on Watch, Getting Notification?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by jaeb0922, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. jaeb0922 macrumors 6502


    Jan 25, 2012
    Rhode Island
    I seem to not be getting my messages/texts notified on my watch, but... when I go to the app on the watch, they come through fine. Did I miss a setting?
  2. jjlannoo Suspended

    Oct 8, 2011

    mine are coming thru fine and i don't think i changed anything with that. if your using your phone or another device when it comes in and you read it. it won't ding the watch
  3. jaeb0922 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jan 25, 2012
    Rhode Island
    Is it working with texts and messages on your end?
  4. stocklen macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2013
    This happened to me and i had to contact apple support.

    To be honest, it eventually started to work but theres something that isn't particularly obvious (though its clearly stated in the settings...)

    You will NOT get a notification on the watch if you phone is unlocked or in use. Its not the same as a text arriving and notifying on the iPhone, iPad, and iMac at the same time - on the watch it does not.

    So, be sure that your iPhone is not in use and locked - then when a text arrives it should notify on the watch.

    When you think about it it makes sense and saves battery this way. I do think its causing a bit of confusion though.
  5. PhoneI macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2008
    If you have your iPhone on and unlocked, messages ill not come through to the Watch.
  6. Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    Not getting notifications either. Both iPhone and Mac locked. What gives??
  7. jahlinux macrumors member


    Jul 18, 2008
    You only get notifications on your watch if your iPhone is locked. I would like to get notifications always on my iPhone regardless of wether its unlocked or not. Does anyone know if that is possible now that I paired it with my Apple Watch?

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