Silence your iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ayobonus, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. ayobonus macrumors regular

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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!
     
  2. appleboyy macrumors 6502

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    Pretty sure when you flip mute on your iPhone it also makes the watch shh too..
     
  3. ayobonus thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't think so. When I flip my phone to mute, the mute setting isn't turn on on my Watch.
     
  4. HopefulHumanist macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  5. Staindsoul macrumors 6502

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    Do you have the watch setup to mirror your iPhone? That will do it.
     
  6. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  7. bmac4 macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  8. ayobonus thread starter macrumors regular

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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.
     
  9. SisterBlue22 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  10. yalag macrumors 65816

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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?
     
  11. NotSafeForWork macrumors regular

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    Scroll down to Glances, it's in the Settings Glance.
     
  12. bmac4 macrumors 68040

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    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.
     
  13. aplnub macrumors regular

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    Good question. I just turned the mirror feature off on my watch. I'll let you know how it goes.
     
  14. aplnub macrumors regular

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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.
     
  15. yalag macrumors 65816

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    Do you mean the watch? Was that at typo?
     
  16. ayobonus thread starter macrumors regular

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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. ?
     
  17. Staindsoul macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  18. ayobonus thread starter macrumors regular

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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:
     
  19. mostlydave macrumors regular

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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.
     
  20. bjdraw macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  21. HopefulHumanist macrumors 6502a

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    That's kind of the point.
     
  22. SisterBlue22 macrumors 6502

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    Thank you!! I was just not finding that for some reason.
     
  23. yalag macrumors 65816

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    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
     
  24. Rayban macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  25. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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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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