Silence your iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time?

ayobonus

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Hey everyone,

I've been looking around on these forums and elsewhere and couldn't find an answer. I'm just wondering if there's a way to silence your iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time? I know of the different ways to silence the Apple Watch (Glances/putting your palm over the watch) but I was wondering if it's possible to flip the mute switch on your iPhone and have it automatically silence your Watch too?

I just think it'll be convenient because when I get into work I automatically silence my phone, but then I have to manually silence my Watch too. Any way to have the two work together?

Thanks!
 

appleboyy

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Jun 18, 2010
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Hey everyone,

I've been looking around on these forums and elsewhere and couldn't find an answer. I'm just wondering if there's a way to silence your iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time? I know of the different ways to silence the Apple Watch (Glances/putting your palm over the watch) but I was wondering if it's possible to flip the mute switch on your iPhone and have it automatically silence your Watch too?

I just think it'll be convenient because when I get into work I automatically silence my phone, but then I have to manually silence my Watch too. Any way to have the two work together?

Thanks!
Pretty sure when you flip mute on your iPhone it also makes the watch shh too..
 

HopefulHumanist

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There doesn't appear to be a setting for this. There's one for Airplane Mode and Do Not Disturb but not Silent mode. I'd suggest just leaving the watch silent since you always have the tactic feedback.

I actually prefer the watch with the sound off though, so it may bother you more.
 

AlanShutko

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There is a mirror for Do Not Disturb and Airplane mode. There isn't a mirror for mute. As with others, I just have my watch permanently muted, while I want my phone to make noises sometimes.
 

bmac4

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I was a bit confused as to why Apple put sounds on the AW. I would never keep the sound on. That would be crazy having your phone go off, and then your watch. No thank you. No other smartwatch makes noises that I know of.
 

ayobonus

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Mar 2, 2008
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There doesn't appear to be a setting for this. There's one for Airplane Mode and Do Not Disturb but not Silent mode. I'd suggest just leaving the watch silent since you always have the tactic feedback.

I actually prefer the watch with the sound off though, so it may bother you more.
Yeah, that's what I thought. I think it'd be cool for Apple to integrate that feature in a future update. I think some will find it useful.

But you make a good point. I might just leave it on mute. I can barely hear the sounds it makes half the time anyway.

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I was a bit confused as to why Apple put sounds on the AW. I would never keep the sound on. That would be crazy having your phone go off, and then your watch. No thank you. No other smartwatch makes noises that I know of.
Sounds aren't a bad thing. I actually like them. But as the other posters here said, it's better off just keeping the watch on silent. I can barely hear the sounds the Apple Watch makes half the time anyway.

And when you don't have the watch on mute, the Watch sounds go off. No sounds come out of the phone.
 

SisterBlue22

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How do you mute the watch? Through the app on the phone? I just got mine today so haven't had time to figure everything out yet.
 

yalag

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Hey is anyone else having bugged DND? I make sure to disable mirror setting for DND but my watch still goes to DND every night. Anyone else?
 

bmac4

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Yeah, that's what I thought. I think it'd be cool for Apple to integrate that feature in a future update. I think some will find it useful.

But you make a good point. I might just leave it on mute. I can barely hear the sounds it makes half the time anyway.

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Sounds aren't a bad thing. I actually like them. But as the other posters here said, it's better off just keeping the watch on silent. I can barely hear the sounds the Apple Watch makes half the time anyway.

And when you don't have the watch on mute, the Watch sounds go off. No sounds come out of the phone.
Oh ok. Just seemed weird to have the sounds. Just not use to it since owning a pebble steel and moto 360 with neither having sounds.
 

aplnub

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Nov 16, 2008
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Hey is anyone else having bugged DND? I make sure to disable mirror setting for DND but my watch still goes to DND every night. Anyone else?
Good question. I just turned the mirror feature off on my watch. I'll let you know how it goes.
 

aplnub

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Nov 16, 2008
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I turned off the DND mirroring in the AW app on my phone and the phone remained in DND. Appears to be a possible bug.
 

ayobonus

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Anyone else notice that when the Watch is on silent, the iPhone doesn't make any sounds when you get a text message, notification, etc. ?
 

Staindsoul

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Anyone else notice that when the Watch is on silent, the iPhone doesn't make any sounds when you get a text message, notification, etc. ?
That's because the notification is being sent to your watch. Just because you watch is on silent, doesn't mean your iPhone will get the message instead. Your watch will still get priority when receiving messages and notifications.
 

ayobonus

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That's because the notification is being sent to your watch. Just because you watch is on silent, doesn't mean your iPhone will get the message instead. Your watch will still get priority when receiving messages and notifications.
Makes sense. I thought that if the watch was on silent, it would allow the phone to ring. It seems like if you have the watch, you'll never get notifications on your phone, aside from phone calls :rolleyes:
 

mostlydave

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I submitted a feature request on Apple's site and I think this has to be coming as an option in a future update. I don't want to mess with the phone and watch every time I switch back and forth, give us an option for the watch to mirror the phone and we can override if we want or disable the option.
 

bjdraw

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I submitted a feature request on Apple's site and I think this has to be coming as an option in a future update. I don't want to mess with the phone and watch every time I switch back and forth, give us an option for the watch to mirror the phone and we can override if we want or disable the option.
What feature did you request exactly?

Notifications just work for me. If I'm using my phone, they come to my phone (unless it is muted) and if I'm not using my phone, then the notifications come to my watch. If I want to feel them on my wrist and not hear them, I simply put the watch on silent and the phone continues to not make a sound or vibrate while it's in my pocket.
 

yalag

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What feature did you request exactly?

Notifications just work for me. If I'm using my phone, they come to my phone (unless it is muted) and if I'm not using my phone, then the notifications come to my watch. If I want to feel them on my wrist and not hear them, I simply put the watch on silent and the phone continues to not make a sound or vibrate while it's in my pocket.
Basically the whole thread is saying that it's weird that there isn't a mirror silent option, when there is a mirror setting for everything else (DND, notification types etc)

So to do silent, you have to flip the button on your phone, and then press the same button again on the watch
 

Rayban

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Makes sense. I thought that if the watch was on silent, it would allow the phone to ring. It seems like if you have the watch, you'll never get notifications on your phone, aside from phone calls :rolleyes:
If you don't want your watch to be the notification hub then take the watch off. Once you have the watch off, your phone will then notify you. If you want to wear the watch and not recieve notifications on your watch (WHY?!?) then I would turn off notifications in the apple watch app. I.e. Turn off iPhone mirror and witch to custom.

I also find it strange that there's no silent mirror option. I'm finding that all the small problems I have with the watch are fixable with software updates.
 

tivoboy

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permanent mut

I THINK that when you are getting a notification or call if you do the palm on the face of the watch trick, it puts it into MUTE and not just for that call or notification.
 
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