Notifications while the phone's screen is on...

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by rillrill, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. rillrill macrumors 6502

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    Hey, I just got an apple watch and so far i like it. one thing though, i run keynote presentations on my iPhone plugged into a projector. i still would like to get text notifications when i have the keynote remote app on, but they seem to go straight to the phone because the screen is on. is there anyway one can have the notifications go to both devices all the time?

    it's a strange request, but i sold my wife on this feature so i wouldn't miss her texts.
     
  2. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    http://www.apple.com/feedback/watch.html
     
  4. Rich_B macrumors newbie

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    I too struggle with missed notifications, either due to brief loss of connection with iPhone, or due to iPhone screen being on. I've sent feedback to Apple, suggesting there should be an option to always sync notifications to Watch when connection re-established / even if iPhonr screen on. Suggest others do the same as Watch useless if always having to check iPhone as well
     
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  6. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    That will disable Apple pay.
     
  7. Skorpio macrumors 6502

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    Only way I know is to jailbreak phone and install app "AlwaysForwardWatchOSNotifications"
     
  8. Recognition macrumors 6502

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    Yup, but it's the only way to get notifications on both devices currently.
     
  9. rillrill thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow. Thanks. I guess I could do that and just use apple pay on the phone.
     
  10. friedmud macrumors 65816

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    Or just don't use keynote remote... that seems easier to me.

    There are a million other ways to advance your slides ;-)
     
  11. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    I'm thinking do not disturb while unlocked on the phone set could work. And in the Apple Watch app don't let the watch mirror the phones do not disturb setting.
     
  12. rillrill thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm. I'll look into that. I tried turning off wrist detection, but there were some unforeseen consequences. The watch didn't measure my heart rate or standing. Curiouser and curiouser.
     
  13. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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    My first thought is to tell your wife that, according to your boss and colleagues, nobody should be interrupted while giving a presentation. ;)

    My second thought is to ignore the phone's texts as they come in and wait to see if they show up on the Watch. I don't think I've done this yet, though.
     
  14. rillrill thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, well, she's pregnant...so, tell her that. :)

    I might try the do not disturb mode.
     
  15. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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    Fwiw, I've turned my phone's vibrations off completely. When I'm not using it, I don't want to use it, and I let the watch tell me about incoming messages instead.
     
  16. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Do it the old school way. Run keynote from a MacBook instead.
     
  17. rillrill thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So I tried putting do not disturb on the phone and off the watch - no go. So far only turning off wrist detection is the only way I've found that works for me. But that limits a lot of functionality in the watch.

    As for using a Mac, it's more for working mobile. I need to edit the slides on the go. I told my wife just call if it's an emergency. It disrupts the presentation but also rings the watch.
     
  18. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

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    I have the same problem. I listen to music at work with my iPhone docked in the Apple Dock. Since it is charging, I leave the screen on so I can see the name of the song. Well, as you all know, this totally negates my watch from receiving any notifications. So, you'd probably ask why it would matter if I can plainly see my phone. The problem is, I'm working so I'm looking at my computer monitor and my sounds are off so that my alerts don't bother others in the office. It would be so nice to get a tap on my wrist to alert me to divert my gaze from my monitor to my watch.
     
  19. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    She needs to be able to contact you at all times :pIt's the hormones. Well that's going to be my excuse for the next 4 months when I get moody:D. It's worked for the last 5 months ;)
     

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