Only getting notifications on the watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Mad Mac Maniac, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    I nearly always leave my phone on silent with just vibration. I don't like the abrasiveness of the sounds, and I am usually able to feel the vibration in my pocket.

    For this reason, my plan is to remove all notification sound/vibration from iPad/iPhone (and probably Mac as well), and stream all my notifications through the Apple Watch with just a simple tap on the wrist (no sound). I'll probably limit "taps" to important notifications such as calls, texts, email from VIP, and a few other limited selections. I'll probably allow a much more extensive list of notifications to go to my phone (on a non ring/vibrate basis) to allow me to see them whenever I happen to use my phone.

    I assume the above is possible, but I was wondering if anyone knows what would happen when the watch is off. I'd heard that notifications don't go to the watch when it's not being worn (or at least while charging). It'd be perfect if there was a way re-enable phone notifications while the watch was not being worn.

    Is anyone else planning on doing anything similar?
  2. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    I already have it setup that way on my Pebble watch. No sounds come from my iphone. just vibration on my watch. The only drawback is if my Pebble is not with me my phone doesn't notify me.

    With the Apple watch from what I understand if there is no skin contact with your apple watch notifications go to your iphone automatically but not when you are wearing the watch.
  3. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a


    Jul 5, 2007
    Kauai, HI
    I am really hoping it will get much smarter with the apple watch versus the pebble. If the watch is on I ONLY want notifications (by tapping) on the watch. When the watch is OFF, I ONLY want to hear the phone ring.

    It will be SO NICE being able to stand in a group and hear a ding and not have to pull out my phone with the rest of them to see who got it.

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