Text message sounds on both Watch and iPhone

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

  1. elipem01 macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    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 G3

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    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

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    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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