Notifications Post update 1.01

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Scott-n-Houston, May 20, 2015.

  1. Scott-n-Houston macrumors 6502a

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    Prior to the update, my phone would stay quiet when I received any updates that are mirrored on my Watch. In other words, texts would hit my watch, but my phone's lock screen would not illuminate and my phone would not vibrate.

    Post update, my phone illuminates and vibrates as it does when there's no watch paired. Then my watch notifies me.

    Am I the only one experiencing that? I liked that my phone stayed quiet before.
     
  2. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    Others are reporting this and I've stated the same there as well, I've experienced this behavior both before and after the update.
     
  3. Scott-n-Houston thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Strange. I know for certain I didn't have this behavior before the update.
    Sorry if I missed those posts. That mega-thread is too much to follow.
     
  4. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, it only happens with text messages, everything else, even Twitter, is intercepted by the watch. Sounds like a bug.
     
  5. GrimmsGirl macrumors 6502

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    Thankfully, this has not happened to me after the update. My phone is still blissfully silent.
     
  6. FSUSem1noles macrumors 68000

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    Not experiencing that issue after the upgrade. I just received a text and got notified on the watch while my phone sitting right next to me didn't do anything.
     
  7. DDustiNN macrumors 65816

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    Is that an issue or a feature?

    With my Pebble, it just mirrors the notifications. I still get the sound/vibration on my phone, but I can look at it on my watch. I was hoping my Apple Watch would do the same thing. I don't really want it to replace my phone notifications... I just want a faster way to glance, and see if I should bother getting my phone out to acknowledge it.
     
  8. Futhark macrumors 65816

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    Mine did this before the update but now it's fixed it for me thankfully. It's also fixed the email notifications bug too for me where my phone never notified me of emails but I would hear my phone notification for it.
     
  9. flur macrumors 68000

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    Someone posted in another thread that un-pairing and re-pairing the watch will fix this. I did that, and it did fix it, but wow, what a hassle. It took forever, my watch crashed, I had to reboot as new and restore it from a backup, re-add my Apple Pay cards, etc.
     
  10. cowfish macrumors member

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    Mine did this once, before the update. I re-started the watch, which did not help so I then re-started the phone and after that it's been fine. It's also still working fine after the update.
     
  11. flur macrumors 68000

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    It's an issue. The notification text should go to both the phone and the watch, but the phone should not light up, make a noise, or vibrate. You can still see the notification on the phone's lock screen. This is how it worked before the update and is still working for many people - a handful just ended up with a weird issue where, for messages, it's not working right.
     
  12. stoomc macrumors regular

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    I've tried asking this before, but I dont think anyone replied. (I dont have my watch at the moment so cant check this)

    With regards to notifications, what happens when wrist detection is off?
    Does the watch stop receiving notifications or do the notifications alert the watch and the iPhone at the same time?
     
  13. DDustiNN macrumors 65816

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    I don't like notifications on my lock screen. Ever. The only time my lock screen lights up without me turning it on is when I'm receiving a phone call.

    The only notifications I actually care to hear/feel are texts and emails. But I don't want the screen turning on. I just look at my watch when my phone chimes or vibrates (different sounds and patterns for texts and emails of course).

    Are you saying that my phone will no longer play notification sounds and vibrations when paired with my Apple Watch? If so, that's hugely disappointing... Even more than my ship date! (Ordered April 10th, still waiting)
     
  14. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, good to know this is the fix. To me it's not worth re-pairing though so I guess I'll live with it.
     
  15. flur macrumors 68000

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    Don't worry, you'll be just fine with the watch functionality.

    If your watch/phone pairing is working correctly, when you get a notification that you've set to go to your watch, the watch will tap/make a sound and the phone will stay dark and silent. When you get a notification that you have set NOT to go to your watch, your phone will light up/vibrate/make a sound and the watch will stay dark and silent. When you get a phone call, it's party time - everything taps/vibrates/makes noise, etc.

    Right now *some* people are having an issue where messages go to the phone (and/or other devices) and then go to the watch on a lag. That's not how it's supposed to work. A restart might fix, or a re-pair might fix if a restart doesn't do it.
     
  16. papbot macrumors 6502

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    Don't do that. As the person above stated it can cause major problems that will have you slapping yourself for doing it. I did it and had all the issues above and am still clearing things up. MAJOR pain. In the 1.01 thread someone posted another simpler solution that seemed to work for a few. If I find it I'll paste it in here. The un-pairing does work but you may really regret it.
     
  17. flur macrumors 68000

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    Try rebooting the phone. That's worked for some people. I should have tried that first. :(
     
  18. papbot macrumors 6502

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    I'm glad you posted this. I had the same issues and am still cleaning this mess up. Someone else stated he did it and had none of the issues I did. But since I did and apparently you did I would advise anyone to avoid this.
     
  19. flur macrumors 68000

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    Which 1.01 thread? The one in the AW forum, or the giant troll-filled awful one in the news section?
     
  20. papbot macrumors 6502

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    This is what someone else posted that may work for you if the simpler things don't :
    "Originally Posted by joyapplefan View Post
    1) Turn bluetooth off on iPhone.
    2) Enable airplane mode on your watch.
    3) Shut down your iPhone
    4) Shut down your Watch (hold down the button then slide "Power off")
    5) Turn iPhone back on.
    6) Turn bluetooth back on your iPhone.
    7) Start watch.
    8) Disable Airplane mode on your watch."

    This is far simpler than an un-pair and far safer. Several posted that it worked for them.
     
  21. chadsteruw macrumors member

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    My experience is if the watch is off your wrist, all notifications go back to the phone and not on the watch. I know this because I charge my watch over night and my phone has all the notifications ready for me to look at in the morning, while my watch has nothing. Then when I put my watch on and unlock it, all the notifications thereafter go to my watch.
     
  22. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, done, that's easy enough. Now I just gotta wait for a text :D I'll post my results.
     
  23. Scott-n-Houston thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I tried that and it worked for some notifications, but not all, including iMessage.

    I was able to fix it by hard resetting both my phone and watch. After the resets (not power on and off, but resets) the functionality is back to normal for iMessage and other notifications.
     
  24. flur macrumors 68000

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    What do you mean by "reset"?
     
  25. Scott-n-Houston thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ctrl-alt-delete. lol

    Holding down the home button and the power button until the apple logo shows.
    For the watch, holding both the crown and button down until it does the same.
     

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