Potentially stupid question (new Watch owner)

xxray

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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)?
 

edhchoe

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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)?
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.
 

bruinsrme

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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.
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?
 

caligurl

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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.
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.....
 

edhchoe

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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.....
Is your hubby on iPhone?
Does your watch have Wi-Fi turned on?
 

TScottTX

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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.....
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.
 

edhchoe

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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.
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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