Phone airplane mode behaviour when paired with watch - question!

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  1. Romf macrumors regular

    Romf

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    Hi all,

    I'm having a maybe weird question but that will make sense for my everyday life.
    I often need to turn my phone to airplane mode while at work.
    When trying the watch in AS, I was able to see that putting the watch in airplane mode doesn't put the phone in airplane mode (which is OK), and also that if I put just the phone in airplane mode, the watch will properly reconnect itself to the phone then.

    My question is (as I couldn't check that):
    Does the watch reconnect quickly enough to the phone so it receives the notifications, or usually when you turn airplane mode OFF on your phone, the notifications and text arrive on your phone and ring the phone because the watch isn't connected yet?

    Thanks for answer :)
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    I must be tired because your post makes no sense.
     
  3. Romf thread starter macrumors regular

    Romf

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    Thanks for your answero_O
    So I'll try another way: the point of the watch is that when you will receive notifications, the phone won't ring and vibrate, just the watch will receive notifications.
    When you turn off airplane mode, will the watch reconnect itself to the phone quickly enough so this behaviour is true for the notifications you will get as you exit the airplane mode?

    Or, will the phone receive the notifications, see that the watch is not connected (yet) and ring and vibrate because of that?
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    That depends if you have the watch set to mirrow the iPhone's airplane mode. If the watch is not in airplane mode the 99% of the time the watch gets the notifications as per usual.
     
  5. Romf thread starter macrumors regular

    Romf

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    Is that an option, or do you mean manually putting the watch to airplane mode as well?

    And for the last part, if phone is in airplane mode but watch is not it should be ok then? :)
     
  6. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    If you go into the watch app on your phone and select airplane mode you'll see a toggle that you can turn off. This allows your phone to go into airplane mode without dragging your phone into it as well. If the watch is in a known wifi spot it'll continue limited functionality at this point.

    And to the last part yes it should be ok.
     
  7. Romf thread starter macrumors regular

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