Text message sounds on both Watch and iPhone

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by elipem01, May 2, 2015.

  1. elipem01 macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2009
    Is there a way to make text messages alert you on both your watch and phone? I have my phone set to a very loud obnoxious tone for my boss so if he texts me I don't miss it. Once my watch is connected, it doesn't play the sound on the phone.
  2. J.gerbes macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2012
    I think this is a conscious choice on Apple's part to ensure that you don't get double-notified. As far as I know, there isn't a way to disable this behaviour
  3. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
    Yeah, working as intended. If your phone is asleep, only the watch will buzz. If you're actively using your phone, only the phone will sound.
  4. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    Thanks, and glad I read this. I had wounded why most of the time it was :apple:Watch only but sometimes my iPhone would sound.
  5. Sir Ruben macrumors 65816

    Sir Ruben

    Jul 3, 2010
    At first I would only get the notification sounds on the watch, then after a couple of days they started coming through on both. THEN they were still coming through on the watch even when I was using the phone.

    I un-paired and re-paired the watch and its gone back to the way its supposed to work.

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