Text notification issue

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by mario-64, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. mario-64 macrumors regular

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    Hi all,

    I hope this is the correct forum for this question. Prior to purchasing my Apple Watch S3, my iPhone connected via Bluetooth to my car’s infotainment system. If I received a text while driving it would show on my car’s touchscreen display and even offer to ‘read’ it to me. A very nice feature. Problem is, once I got my Apple Watch this stopped working. Now, I simply get a notification on my watch. Is there some setting I can change so text notifications would go to both my watch and car?

    Thanks,
    Mario
     
  2. TheQuest89 macrumors member

    TheQuest89

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    You can swipe up on you apple watch to reveal the control center and have it stop receiving notifications on your apple watch every-time you get in your car.

    "either silent mode", "do not disturb" or "airplane mode".

    [​IMG]
     
  3. mario-64 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Great thank you. So no way to get both simultaneously? Setting the Watch to DND would force the iPhone to route texts to the car?
     
  4. TheQuest89 macrumors member

    TheQuest89

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    honestly I'm not sure (just assuming and brainstorming) this probably has to do with the Bluetooth hand-off with your iphone and your infotainment system. I i suggest you play around with settings on your iphone and your infotainment system to get it to send notifications to both your info-sys and apple watch.

    good luck.
     
  5. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68020

    Bazooka-joe

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    I haven’t had that problem on my previous bmw or current Merc. Messages come up on the cars info screen first.
     
  6. mario-64 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Found the problem. For some reason, when I paired the Apple Watch it disabled ‘Show Notifications’ for the car’s Bluetooth connection. I re-enabled it and now get text notifications on both devices
     
  7. TheQuest89 macrumors member

    TheQuest89

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    Good to hear, all you gotta do is play around with certain settings and question why it doesn't work they way you want it too.
     

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