Only iMessage comes to AW?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by SR 7, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. SR 7 macrumors 6502

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    as the title says, does the AW only store iMessage texts? I don’t see some texts when it’s from a device that isn’t Apple.
     
  2. nburwell macrumors 601

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    You should get a notification regardless of whether it's an iMessage or text message.
     
  3. dave006 Contributor

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    To receive SMS, MMS, or push notifications from third-party apps on your Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular), your paired iPhone must be powered on and connected to Wi-Fi or cellular, but it doesn't need to be nearby.

    Dave
     
  4. SR 7 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I get the notification but when I go in the message app it’s not in there. And it isn’t cellular it’s GPS
     
  5. SR 7 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So no one knows why android users texts don’t appear in my AW messages app?
     
  6. porkrind macrumors regular

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    Are they showing up on your phone? If so, you should see them on the watch at roughly the same time.
     
  7. SR 7 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If someone texts me where the text is green and not blue, it shows up on my phone n I get a notification on my watch as well but if I go in the message app on my watch it isn’t there.
     
  8. dave006 Contributor

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    Have you checked you settings on your iPhone?

    On your iPhone, go to Settings > Messages > Text Message Forwarding, then choose which devices to allow to send and receive text messages from this iPhone.

    Dave
     
  9. SR 7 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don’t see that? Specifically the text message forwarding u speak of
     
  10. waw74 macrumors 68040

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    what provider are you using?

    also "Settings > Messages > Text Message Forwarding" is in the main settings app, not the watch settings app
     
  11. SR 7 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know I checked in my phone.
     
  12. waw74 macrumors 68040

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    it might be time for a un-pair and restore,
    that seems to clear up a lot of problems.
     
  13. PCtoMAC1 macrumors 6502

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    I’m having an oddball issue with my watch. Sometimes I power it on and all messages come in via text (even iMessages). The only way to correct the issue is to restart my watch. I’ve tried reinstalling the watch OS and that hasn’t seemed to do anything.
     
  14. Kyle4 macrumors 6502a

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    I’m having an issue where if I send an sms through my Watcht it says failure to send but the person actually is getting them. I have my iPhone on in my apartment when I’m away from it. I don’t see the Apple Watch under forwarding though.
     
  15. porkrind macrumors regular

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    Text message forwarding is not how the watch gets passed texts. In fact, my watch is working properly and I’m receiving both kinds of texts, and it's not even an option in that settings page.
     

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