Watch 10 sec. late on text messages

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Jungo, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. Jungo macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2007
    When a test comes to my phone it 'dings' .... yet it's 10 sec until it is available on my watch - is that normal ? am I missing a setting somewhere ?.
  2. Opus00 macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2012
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    I have the same experience.

    I noticed that it doesn't happen using a third party app (e.g. Whatspp). I get tapped on the wrist at about the same time the notification appears on my iPhone.
  3. Jungo thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2007
    I find my self - tapping the watch - going to notifications and waiting for the message. - you'd think they would chime together
  4. Opus00 macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2012
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Agreed. I hope Apple will fix that in the next software upgrade. Can't really understand why a third party can do it but not iMessage.
  5. shenfrey macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010

    Your brave having what's app on your watch. I just know I would get sick of the taptic engine if I did and wouldn't want to wear my watch lol
  6. modernaccord macrumors 6502a

    Apr 20, 2015
    Seattle, WA region
    I have yet to receive my watch, but I can see that becoming annoying. Honestly, I'd completely silence my iPhone and let my watch do the notifying.
  7. rolexwatch macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2015
    A hard reset of your iPhone should fix this problem.
  8. inkyoto macrumors regular


    Oct 30, 2013
  9. Sport73 macrumors member


    Apr 28, 2005
    Wellington, FL
    I'm beginning to suspect this delay has something to do with the 'continuity' features of iPhone, iPad, Mac.

    For me, the Watch notifications are often instantaneous, while at other times delayed by as much as 10 seconds or more. It seems when my phone hasn't been touched for a while that the notifications are 'instant'. Since the notifications on the WATCH will NOT chime/tap you if you're looking at your phone, or have Messages in the foreground on your Mac, I suspect it's sometimes stuck in a loop ensuring that those parameters have been met before displaying on the watch.

    Just a hunch.
  10. Honey Badger macrumors 6502a

    Honey Badger

    Jul 14, 2011
    Sometimes this happens to me between my iPhone and getting the iMessages on my Macbook seems to come and it will be okay for weeks and then there will be a delay of a few seconds and it won't clear up for a few days with my messages....I just write it off as some sort of issue on Apple's end and not any settings I have...maybe it is the same with your watch issue.
  11. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2014
    I believe it has something to do with this as well. I don't have a apple watch. But I see the same thing between my Mac, iPad and iPhone. The last used device dings first. A couple of seconds later the rest in random order or sometimes the same time. If this is the problem then imo they should auto prioritize the watch if all other devices are not being actively used and ignore last used device rule.
  12. Bigserver1 macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2012
    I always have my phone on DND, so this won't affect me. However, definitely an annoyance for anyone getting dual, delayed notifications.

    I'm most excited about the notifications. Because of work/social settings, my phone is nearly always on DND, so having those notifications sent discreetly to my wrist will be a huge help.
  13. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    I've experienced this occasionally, but typically it is about the same time as my phone.

    What I need more is a way to go from a message notification into that actual message thread on the watch...if there is a series of replies they show up, but if it has been a while since the last message you only get the latest message.

    And in a group text it is even worse as you see the 3 People icon in the corner, but you don't know who they are unless you leave the message, go to the app selector, open messages then open that thread, force touch and tap details. This should be a single press to get into the messages app.

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