Watch notifications while not using iPhone but actively using other devices.

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Talkingtoaster, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. Talkingtoaster macrumors regular


    Aug 19, 2014
    OK so we know if your using your paired phone actively you won't get the watch notifications.

    Here lies my issue, I hardly use my phone. It sits on my desk and acts as a music hub as such, connected to bluetooth stereo system and all controlled from watch. Other than that Im on my macbook, so all phone calls, texts etc are done via my mac. Issue is even when I'm actively using messages and having a conversation my watch is still giving me the notifications as my phone is locked. They should make it the same for attached devices, so if your using mac or iPad for example then you don't get notifications.

    Bloody annoying when your having a text conversation and your watch is going nuts every 5 seconds, so end up putting it on Do Not Disturb.
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Using you iPad will not stop your watch from giving you notifications. How you want it to work and how Apple designed it to work are not in agreement and Apple is not one to give a lot of choices in how it's product works.

    Maybe turn off bluetooth to "detach" you watch from your phone and that is about the best you can do.

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