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Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Mel8899, May 23, 2019.

  1. Mel8899 macrumors regular

    Mel8899

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    Is there a way to have your watch notify you of a text message even when you are on your phone?

    TIA
     
  2. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    I think once the phone is on, it gets the messages instead of the watch. :(
     
  3. benshive macrumors regular

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    I'm pretty sure that's not possible but I'm curious why you would want this.
     
  4. Mel8899 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mel8899

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    Because sometimes I don’t want to leave where I’m on the phone. Glancing at Watch would be nice.
     
  5. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    If you know you got a text, you should still be able to read it on your watch. You just won't get a notification.
     
  6. Mel8899 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mel8899

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    Right...just takes a little more work to get to.
     
  7. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    Set a complication for messages and use that?
     
  8. waw74 macrumors 68040

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    no

    they assume if you're on your phone, you'll see the notification on that screen.


    you can drag the notification center down on the screen on your phone, and reply to texts there. without launching the messages app
     
  9. Mel8899 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mel8899

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    Ok thanks. I’m new to the watch
     
  10. rgyiv macrumors regular

    rgyiv

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    You can also force press the message on your phone and read/reply to it without switching apps.
     
  11. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    Bottom right. When you have a message it shows the number inside the bubble.
     

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