Message on Watch, Getting Notification?

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

  1. jaeb0922 macrumors regular

    jaeb0922

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2012
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    #1
    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

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2011
    #2

    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 regular

    jaeb0922

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2012
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    #3
    Is it working with texts and messages on your end?
     
  4. stocklen macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2013
    #4
    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

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2008
    #5
    If you have your iPhone on and unlocked, messages ill not come through to the Watch.
     
  6. Goldfrapp macrumors 68040

    Goldfrapp

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2005
    #6
    Not getting notifications either. Both iPhone and Mac locked. What gives??
     
  7. jahlinux macrumors member

    jahlinux

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    #7
    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?
     

Share This Page