Text message notification to be sent to Apple Watch when the iPhone’s screen is lit?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Benz63amg, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. Benz63amg macrumors 68020


    Oct 17, 2010
    So when I have a podcast or something playing on YouTube on my iPhone during the day while I’m working and someone sends me a text, the notification goes DIRECTLY to my iPhone and not to my Apple Watch as it normally would and I tend to miss text messages this way, I rely on the haptic feedback on my Apple Watch to notify me when I get a text (I use the iPhone on silent mode) and for some reason whenever the iPhone’s screen is lit such as during YouTube playback or when any video is playing then all text messages are routed to the iPhone directly and I don’t want that, I want all text message notifications to go to my Apple Watch at all times, how can I do this? Thank you in advance
  2. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    From my experience, when my phone is open/unlocked the watch doesn’t provide a notification.
  3. Benz63amg thread starter macrumors 68020


    Oct 17, 2010
    Wow, that’s bad news then. So it’s impossible to get a haptic text notification on the watch whenever the screen of the iPhone is lit/turned on such as during playback of any sort of video etc?
  4. AMTYVLE macrumors 6502


    Sep 23, 2014
    Treasure Coast, Florida
    That is correct.
  5. theshoehorn macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2010
    I noticed that if you pull down the notification center while the phone is unlocked then messages WILL go to the watch... obviously then you don't see what's on screen, but still works.

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