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Notifications not coming up on watch

naz-dream-boys

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Aug 25, 2012
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Recently I've noticed that text messages and iMessage notifications vibrate on my iPhone first, and maybe 30-60 seconds later pop up on my Apple watch. I have tried to do a reset of both my watch and iPhone but still the same problem. My watch was working perfectly before!

Is there anything I can do to fix this?
 

DravenGSX

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Aug 20, 2008
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This has just started happening with mine as well. Everything was perfect from launch day until 2 days ago. Very strange. I've rebooted everything a few times.. I guess I'll try resetting/pairing. I imagine, in about 6 weeks, it'll happen again though.
 
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snarestud940

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Feb 3, 2012
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This has just started happening with mine as well. Everything was perfect from launch day until 2 days ago. Very strange. I've rebooted everything a few times.. I guess I'll try resetting/pairing. I imagine, in about 6 weeks, it'll happen again though.
just happened to me...trying a repairing. did this work for you?
 
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Jefe's MacAir

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Nov 21, 2010
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Look into the settings and mirroring your phone when in silent/vibrate mode. Try un-silencing your iPhone and see if that change anything.
 
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papbot

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May 19, 2015
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Recently I've noticed that text messages and iMessage notifications vibrate on my iPhone first, and maybe 30-60 seconds later pop up on my Apple watch. I have tried to do a reset of both my watch and iPhone but still the same problem. My watch was working perfectly before!

Is there anything I can do to fix this?
This is the most common bug of 1.0.1. Don't reset and un-pair your watch those are major steps for serious issues. For the Messages one just go to your phone's Settings/Notifications/Messages toggle off Allow Notifications wait a minute and then toggle it back on. That will fix it, until the next time and then you'll do it again. Hopefully the next update will fix it permanently.
 
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jannette

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Oct 13, 2011
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Bishop's Stortford
It happened to me today. Also I could not ping my phone from the watch. After hours on the phone with Apple senior support, she said to unpair and re-pair.....they would not pair. So as a last resort. I had to reset my phone and set it up as a new phone.....( not to use a backup). This seemed to take for ever.
When it had finished installing a clean copy of IOS 8.3, I tried to pair again. It worked and now everything is perfect. It seems there was something on my iPhone that was causing the problem.
 
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yg17

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Aug 1, 2004
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Having the same problem too. I was quite surprised to unlock my phone and see an e-mail sitting in my inbox for the past 10 minutes since I never got the notification on my watch.
 
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Jigga

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Jun 11, 2009
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Smooth sailing up until today. Very frustrating. I haven't changed any settings that would stop the notifications from coming.
 
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CellXor10

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Apr 23, 2015
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Connecticut, USA
Bump - anyone got a solution to this other than wipe your iPhone and Watch and start again?


Yeah, just wait it out. This will happen to me every once in awhile- sometimes one random occurrence, other times for a long streak of messages/notifications. Unless the problem persists for days (perhaps over a day), you should be able to just relax and ride it out. I've had plenty of times where I haven't done squat when this starts to happen and it disappears just like that.

Another suggestion though, is to toggle your Bluetooth on/off (or really off/on) in the settings on your iPhone.
 
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Farsider

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Jul 30, 2014
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London, UK
I disabled Messages Notifications on the iPhone (Settings/Notifications/Messages), waited a few mins, turned it back on and all is well in the world again.

Hoping there will be a 1.0.2 coming soon.
 
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