Phone app notifications not showing on watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by gusping, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. gusping macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    So apps such as Snapchat that don't have dedicated watch apps aren't properly working for me. I got a Snapchat notification once on my watch earlier but since then they appear on my phone but not on my watch. Anyone know why?

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  2. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    I'm starting to think that Bluetooth isn't so reliable, because the same happened on my Pebble.

    I didn't get my Watch yet, still waiting on the UPS truck.
     
  3. bms2993 macrumors regular

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    New products that JUST came out have bugs. News at eleven..

    To be helpful, try restarting the watch? That might work. :p
     
  4. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    I wouldn't rely on it to function fully or even at all, if the app hasn't been released with Watch support yet.
     
  5. gusping thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The same is happening for text/messages. They don't pop up as notifications. This is probably the most important feature and it doesn't work? REALLY APPLE? uselessssssssssss!
     
  6. diablo2112 macrumors 6502

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    It's intentional. If you're logged into and using another iOS device, the watch will not provide the notification. This is a feature to preserve battery life, and a good one. Why notify you via the watch if you already using your iPhone?
     
  7. CrazyMutha29 macrumors member

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    Do you have your phone open and unlocked when you're testing this? I believe I had read that they won't route a notification to your watch if your actively using your phone.
     
  8. gusping thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My phone is on but locked so i'm not using it....
     
  9. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    Try repairing. That's what I have to do with my Pebble every so often.
     
  10. gusping thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What's that?
     
  11. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    Have you tried opening the watch app on your phone and looking at the notification settings for messages?
     
  12. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    Sorry, forgot the hyphen. Re-Pairing. Disconnect the Apple Watch from the phone then re-connect it.
     
  13. gusping thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh ok thanks, I've only had it 6 hours or so though....

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    Yes :p
     

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