Potentially stupid question (new Watch owner)

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by xxray, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. xxray macrumors 6502a

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    So, as long as my iPhone has an internet connection (WiFi or data), and it’s connected to my watch via Bluetooth, I should get all my iPhone notifications on my Watch, even if the Watch isn’t connected to WiFi (it’s a GPS only version)?
     
  2. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    And you can answer your phone calls on your watch! How Dick Tracy! :eek:)
     
  3. edhchoe macrumors 6502a

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    Also, if your phone has connected to wifi at your mom's house previously, for instance, and you don't have the phone with you one day, the watch will remember the wifi connection at your mom's house and get connected when you visit your mom next time. And the watch will still receive messages and email without your phone even if the phone is powered off.
    But the phone calls will not come through.
     
  4. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    So few know about this.
    This also goes for places like
    Apple stores
    Restaurants
    Stores
    Previously used Wi-Fi locations.

    But does it work for personal hotspots?
     
  5. edhchoe macrumors 6502a

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    IIRC, it worked on my Android phone hotspot.
     
  6. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    is there a special setting i need to check for this? just tested it by turning off my phone and didn't get the test message from hubby's phone on my watch.....
     
  7. edhchoe macrumors 6502a

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    Is your hubby on iPhone?
    Does your watch have Wi-Fi turned on?
     
  8. TScottTX macrumors member

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    Your phone needs to be connected to the internet - WiFi or Cellular in order to relay to your watch. Can be anywhere, different State, just needs to be on and connected.
     
  9. edhchoe macrumors 6502a

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    Not entirely true.
    Only if it is a text message or call that uses the phone number. If it is message from another apple device user it will come thru with your phone turned off
     

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