Silence all alerts from phone but not watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by zhenya, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. zhenya macrumors 603

    zhenya

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    Is there a way to quickly silence the phone alerts - including the vibrations - while still allowing the watch to alert you? One of my favorite things about the watch is how much I have slimmed down my notifications to the point where I only get the tap on the wrist, but my phone often still buzzes in my pocket for other things, and I am still conditioned to wonder what that notification is.

    Unfortunately if I enable do not disturb on the phone, it extends that to the watch. Any other solutions?
     
  2. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    There is a setting in do not disturb to not mirror your iPhones setting. So you can enable it independently.
     
  3. zhenya thread starter macrumors 603

    zhenya

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    Thank you! That was sure buried where I was not finding it.
     
  4. nicho macrumors 68000

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    Another option would be to turn off vibrate on silent on your phone.

    Use the silent switch to enable it. Hardware is quicker than software. :D
     
  5. zhenya thread starter macrumors 603

    zhenya

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    Thanks. That's actually what I've ended up doing. I thought I wanted to keep the vibrate option available, but realized the times I might want the phone to vibrate and I don't have my watch on are non-existent.
     

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