Become a MacRumors Supporter for $50/year with no ads, ability to filter front page stories, and private forums.

gusping

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Mar 12, 2012
1,953
2,163
Since I've had my watch. When I get a message or any notification, it doesn't wake my phone screen up and show me. All i get the haptic feedback buzz on the watch which is light and therefore I might not notice it. Is there a way to make the notification show up on my watch and phone?

Thanks
 

madsci954

macrumors 68030
Oct 14, 2011
2,726
659
Ohio
Working as intended. If your phone is asleep and locked, only your watch will buzz. If you're actively using your phone, the phone will get the notification and the Watch will not.
 

gusping

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Mar 12, 2012
1,953
2,163
Working as intended. If your phone is asleep and locked, only your watch will buzz. If you're actively using your phone, the phone will get the notification and the Watch will not.

Really? That's terrible. Most notifications don't buzz for me on the watch anyway such as snapchat and facebook so this watch may end up being returned....
 

WJKramer

macrumors 6502
Jun 8, 2008
422
39
Really? That's terrible. Most notifications don't buzz for me on the watch anyway such as snapchat and facebook so this watch may end up being returned....

Yup....notifications are hit or miss in version 1.0. I have been playing with 4 different watches....not all mine.....and they all exhibit the same behavior when conditions are set properly.
 

gusping

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Mar 12, 2012
1,953
2,163
Anyone want a 42mm SS Classic Buckle? Looks like mine is probably going back.
 

shandyman

Suspended
Apr 24, 2010
6,458
397
Dublin, Ireland
Really? That's terrible. Most notifications don't buzz for me on the watch anyway such as snapchat and facebook so this watch may end up being returned....

I'm getting Snapchat and Facebook notifications, along with every other that my iPhone would normally do. Have you got them enabled correctly?

In the Watch app on the phone, in Notifications, there's a section that says "mirror iPhone alerts from:" and ensure the toggle is on there. Also ensure in the iPhone's settings, in notifications, that you have the alerts enabled there too.

If you have the phone unlocked and screen on, the watch won't get notifications, so make sure that's not causing you issues too.
 

MattXDA

macrumors 6502
Aug 18, 2014
478
470
UK
I'm getting Snapchat and Facebook notifications, along with every other that my iPhone would normally do. Have you got them enabled correctly?

In the Watch app on the phone, in Notifications, there's a section that says "mirror iPhone alerts from:" and ensure the toggle is on there. Also ensure in the iPhone's settings, in notifications, that you have the alerts enabled there too.

If you have the phone unlocked and screen on, the watch won't get notifications, so make sure that's not causing you issues too.

Same here, there's nothing wrong with my notifications.
 

gusping

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Mar 12, 2012
1,953
2,163
I'm getting Snapchat and Facebook notifications, along with every other that my iPhone would normally do. Have you got them enabled correctly?

In the Watch app on the phone, in Notifications, there's a section that says "mirror iPhone alerts from:" and ensure the toggle is on there. Also ensure in the iPhone's settings, in notifications, that you have the alerts enabled there too.

If you have the phone unlocked and screen on, the watch won't get notifications, so make sure that's not causing you issues too.

I get facebook and snapchat notifcations but they dont buzz or light the watch screen up so I don't know until i check the time = pointless
 

aguyinokc

macrumors member
Apr 23, 2015
69
0
I get facebook and snapchat notifcations but they dont buzz or light the watch screen up so I don't know until i check the time = pointless

We've known this forever. Why waste battery until you are ready to view the screen?
 

cwosigns

macrumors 68020
Jul 8, 2008
2,229
2,725
Columbus,OH
I get facebook and snapchat notifcations but they dont buzz or light the watch screen up so I don't know until i check the time = pointless

The screen on the watch does not light up when you receive a notification. That is normal.

Use prominent haptic feedback...it's more noticeable. If you're moving around, it's easy to not feel the taps. Maybe check and see that you're not wearing the watch too loosely to feel them.
 

Somnospeed

macrumors member
Apr 10, 2015
33
0
So you guys saying there is nothing wrong with your notifications, are you experiencing the 10-12 second delay with your text message notifications or are you saying it's nearly instant?
 

gusping

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Mar 12, 2012
1,953
2,163
The screen on the watch does not light up when you receive a notification. That is normal.

Use prominent haptic feedback...it's more noticeable. If you're moving around, it's easy to not feel the taps. Maybe check and see that you're not wearing the watch too loosely to feel them.

I only get buzzed on messages and whatsapp, nothing else gives me a buzz such as snapchat and facebook
 

cwosigns

macrumors 68020
Jul 8, 2008
2,229
2,725
Columbus,OH
Check your notification settings. If that looks right, do a hard reset by holding down both the digital crown and the side button until the watch turns off. Then turn it on and try again.
 

gusping

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Mar 12, 2012
1,953
2,163
Check your notification settings. If that looks right, do a hard reset by holding down both the digital crown and the side button until the watch turns off. Then turn it on and try again.

Just tried that, still no luck. imessage/texts and whatsapp work find yet everything else doesn't make the watch buzz.
 

shandyman

Suspended
Apr 24, 2010
6,458
397
Dublin, Ireland
I get facebook and snapchat notifcations but they dont buzz or light the watch screen up so I don't know until i check the time = pointless

I only get buzzed on messages and whatsapp, nothing else gives me a buzz such as snapchat and facebook

I get buzzed on them all. Check the settings on the watch, watch app and notification settings on the phone. I suspect something is awry in one of those.
 

drew0020

macrumors 68020
Nov 10, 2006
2,335
1,236
I'm noticing the same things. Notifications worked fine yesterday. Today not so much. No haptic feedback on most things. Probably flaky software at this point because it was working 90% of the time yesterday and today it's less than 25%. No settings have changed.
 

ohio.emt

macrumors 6502a
Jul 18, 2008
815
181
Ohio
I wounder if the watch is going off of the sound setting on the iphone for notifications. I've gotten hepatic feedback on the watch for the few notifications I've received, except for my bank which doesn't have a sound notification on the iphone.
 

gusping

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Mar 12, 2012
1,953
2,163
I wounder if the watch is going off of the sound setting on the iphone for notifications. I've gotten hepatic feedback on the watch for the few notifications I've received, except for my bank which doesn't have a sound notification on the iphone.

I thought that but turned it on and it made NO difference. Just a buggy mess at the moment.
 

Rayban

macrumors 6502
Sep 5, 2008
324
345
Try to turn on Prominent Haptic in the Sounds & Haptics settings. It will give you a few extra taps for notifications.
 

ledzepfan1981

macrumors 6502a
Mar 11, 2015
619
101
Same here. I can only get Messages to alert me and now the iPhone doesn't vibrate when I get an alert!
 

shandyman

Suspended
Apr 24, 2010
6,458
397
Dublin, Ireland
It's either a settings issue on watch or phone, or a fault. Go to an Apple Store and have a genius check it out. Might swap it out.

Mine's notifying me on everything. Just had a whatsapp pop up on it
 

gusping

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Mar 12, 2012
1,953
2,163
It's either a settings issue on watch or phone, or a fault. Go to an Apple Store and have a genius check it out. Might swap it out.

Mine's notifying me on everything. Just had a whatsapp pop up on it

So now whatsapp, messages and facebook pop up find but snapchat doesn't. The settings are the same so it should work...
 

sterl320

macrumors 6502
Apr 3, 2015
448
93
I get facebook and snapchat notifcations but they dont buzz or light the watch screen up so I don't know until i check the time = pointless

the watch screen doesn't light up automatically when you get a notification. it makes a sound or a tap, depending on what you set it as, and then the notification is on the screen when you raise your wrist to look at it.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.