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Should I get a notification when using the watch?

jdsmitty10

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Original poster
Sep 9, 2016
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Occasionally when I am using my watch(in an app or whatever) I get a text at the same time and get zero notifications so the only way I know I got a text is the text app has the number on it. Is that normal? Or is there a setting I’m missing somewhere?
 

Banglazed

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Apr 17, 2017
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You should still get text alerts when you use the watch only if the iPhone is locked. If the iPhone is unlocked, you won't get notification on the watch.
 

jdsmitty10

macrumors regular
Original poster
Sep 9, 2016
178
56
You should still get text alerts when you use the watch only if the iPhone is locked. If the iPhone is unlocked, you won't get notification on the watch.

Alerts on the phone or the watch? This has happened a handful of times since I got my watch but I am unsure if my phone was locked or not. I 99% sure it was locked as I was using my watch at the time and phone was in my pocket.
 

ZEEN0j

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Sep 29, 2014
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If I’m only currently using my watch then yes I get notifications that get really annoying that cover the screen that I have to continuously swipe away.
 
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