Notifications sync between Apple Watch and iPhone

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  1. oMc macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    iPhone 6 with iOS 9.3, and WatchOS 2.2. Just noticed today and yesterday that, sometimes, some notifications are not erased from the iPhone notification center when I dismiss them from the Apple Watch. Before, notifications always disappeared from the iPhone when I cleared them directly from the Apple Watch, so I believe it's related to either iOS 9.3 or watchOS 2.2. I noticed this behavior with third-party app notifications, not sure about Messages, Mail, etc.

    Already tried to unpair and pair Apple Watch again, without success. Am I the only one to see this behavior?
     
  2. jwilson25, Mar 25, 2016
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    I've been noticing similar behavior myself. I'm also noticing them not clearing from my iPad either like they used to.
     
  3. Spenny25 macrumors newbie

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    Same here, tried repairing and restoring both devices as new, made no difference.
     
  4. oMc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys, glad I am not the only one. I had no problems with iOS 9.3 betas, so I believe that watchOS 2.2 is the problem. I think I am going to restore the watch on watchOS 2.1 to test this hypothesis...
     
  5. jwilson25 macrumors regular

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    I would agree with your assessment, I started noticing the problem after the 9.3 beta 4 where notifications got completely broken unless you had watch 2.2. I went ahead and took the plunge and got them working again, but this problem has been there since then.

    I could be wrong, but I don't believe there is any way to restore the watchOS without Apple involvement.
     
  6. oMc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    When you unpair and pair it again, you have the choice to use a backup of your watch (stored on your iPhone) rather than setting your watch as a new device. I had the choice of a backup with 2.2 or 2.1 (from March 24th).

    Just restored on 2.1, now waiting for few notifications to see if the problem is solved or not. I will keep you informed probably tomorrow after few notifications.
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    Double post, sorry.

    Hum, just dismissed my first notification with the "clear all" feature of the Apple Watch, and the notification was still present on the iPhone. So, the problem is probably not from watchOS but rather from iOS 9.3, which is quite surprising after 6 betas...
     
  7. oMc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Also, again not 100% sure but I think that, before, when both iPhone and Watch were in "do not disturb" mode, the red "notification" dot was still showing on the Watch right after the "do not disturb" symbol (the blue moon).

    Now, the red dot is not showing anymore, and the notifications are not even listed on the Watch, even if you get notifications on your phone. Not sure if it's a bug or just a change that Apple made...
     
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    I am having the same problem...very frustrating.
     
  10. oMc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yep, this is one the main feature of the Apple Watch...

    Not fixed with 9.3.2 beta 1, but maybe the problem is with watchOS 2.2. Hopefully watchOS 2.2.1 will fix the issue.
     
  11. Dino F macrumors 68020

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    ..I've also been getting this issue. Its not happening for all notifications but just a random few every so often. Again, before the recent updates to the Watch OS and iOS, none of these issues were present.
     

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