Text Alerts on Phone While Watch is Connected

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Xemanx, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. Xemanx macrumors newbie

    Xemanx

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    anyone else having a problem when their watch is connected to their iPhone it's not lighting up or making sound when reciving text message? When I disconnect watch no problem lighting up and sound but when watch is connected no sound not lighting up... Thanks.
     
  2. Jack426 macrumors regular

    Jack426

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    This is the way Apple designed it. If your watch is unlocked (on your wrist), you will only be alerted on it. (Unless it's a phone call, in which case both your watch and phone will alert you.) Otherwise, your phone will notify you like normal.

    This way you avoid having all of your devices ringing/pinging/vibrating for every notification.
     
  3. Xemanx thread starter macrumors newbie

    Xemanx

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    Thanks!
     
  4. mac.cali macrumors 65816

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    Wish it was both. That way you can pick what works best for you.
     
  5. Jack426 macrumors regular

    Jack426

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    No problem! Happy I could help. :)
     
  6. Lockon macrumors regular

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    Yeah. I agree. It's why I'm thinking about returning the watch. I have my phone in front of me so often that I could just look down at the screen and see the notification. Now the phone stays dark with the watch connected.
     

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