Snapchat notifications not buzzing my watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by gusping, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. gusping macrumors 6502

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    Anyone else having this? The settings for it are the same as other apps yet it doesn't make my watch buzz.
     
  2. jhts macrumors newbie

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    Do you have them set to vibrate on your phone? If not, you have to turn it on within the Snapchat app on your phone.

    It's cool, but I wish you could turn off Snapchat notifications when someone is typing...
     
  3. gusping thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Where is this? All I see within the snapchat app settings is Notification Sounds which I have no turned on.
     
  4. jhts macrumors newbie

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    Notification sounds is indeed the setting, I have it turned on and they're vibrating fine on my watch. Checked your notification settings on the phone? Not in the watch app.

    Not sure if you meant "now" or "not". ;)
     
  5. gusping thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You sir deserve a medal because you have fixed my problems!!! Thanks!
     
  6. Nmeyrick macrumors member

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    Medal deserved indeed! I spent probably two hours last night trying to get any of three different third party email apps to give me haptic notification but no dice. Rebooted my watch and my phone and was about to call apple!

    This should be a public service announcement - you need to have sounds switched on within notification settings on your iPhone for a third party app if you want it to give you haptics on the watch. This isn't a problem for me as I have my phone muted at all times but seems like a limitation
     
  7. jhts macrumors newbie

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    Haha! You're welcome chaps, I may or may not work for super global mega corp.

    Also I was one of the lucky few to get my Watch on Friday.
     
  8. ledzepfan1981 macrumors regular

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    Sorry can you explain in simple terms please (yes I'm simple, lol) what I need to do? I can't get any third-party apps to alert me on my Watch and thought I had a dud watch, but this seems like it could be the solution. Where do I need to go on my iPhone please?

    Thank you.
     
  9. Nmeyrick macrumors member

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    What I did was:

    1 open the main settings app on your iPhone
    2 go to notifications
    3 find the app you want in your watch
    4 make sure notifications are enabled
    5 make sure sounds are enabled

    This last step seems to be the crucial one, when I switch sounds off for an app it doesn't come to my watch. Of course you also still need to go to the watch app, open notifications and ensure the app is enabled there as well

    See if that works for your
     
  10. ledzepfan1981 macrumors regular

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    Thank you for your help. However I don't think this is it. The following is a screen shot of my Runeblade settings. With these settings the app does not alert me on my watch:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/f8fo70zooj8h1ci/Runeblade.png?dl=0

    One thing I have noticed is that it is on Banners as the alert type. Could this be the problem?

    Thank you.
     
  11. jhts macrumors newbie

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    Question is, do the notifications normally vibrate on your phone, or do they just make sound, or no sound at all? The watch will mirror whatever the phone does.
     
  12. ledzepfan1981 macrumors regular

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    I have muted the watch by the switch on the left-hand side of my iPhone. Alerts used to vibrate and show on the lock screen before I got my Watch. Now They don't vibrate on the iPhone or notify me on my Watch, but they still appear on the lock screen.
     
  13. jhts macrumors newbie

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    Is there any chance you've enabled Do Not Disturb on the watch? By default, it will enable on the phone when you do so.
     
  14. ledzepfan1981 macrumors regular

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    Checked that and that's not the problem.

    Thanks.
     
  15. grant92801 macrumors newbie

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    This did not work for me and I have tried EVERYTHING
     

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