Why don't my notifications disappear automatically?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by shenfrey, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. shenfrey macrumors 68000

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    Lets say I am busy and I receive a text message/email, more often than not I just like to look at it instead of scrolling all the way down to dismiss, I just like to look at it and then put my arm back down again. After this however, the notification is always there ready to be dismissed, it doesn't disappear into the red dot, its just there full screen taking over my watch face. Its only when I press the crown in it goes away, but this isn't feasible when I am driving for example, or even working and I don't have my hands free.

    Anyway to do this?
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Right now Apple requires you to take action. My watch turns on and off so many times when I just move my arm, I guess Apple is scared you will miss something. Apple needs to give us more options like placing out hand over the screen to dismiss all quickly.
     
  3. shenfrey thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Surely Apple Watch knows when you have seen it though, I mean 99% of the time the notification doesn't appear unless you're looking at it. Once the screen goes off its a great time for it to dismiss into the red dot. The amount of times you look at your watch a day you're very unlikely to miss something urgent.

    Urgent notifications require urgent action, people aren't going to miss phone calls on their wrist for example unless they have haptic feedback turned off and are blind. So as far as emails and messages are concerned, I don't see why Apple has to be so scared about us missing them the moment they come in.
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    May not be important to you but getting and acting on emails, text and phones calls is how my company makes a living. If I do not respond, the customer just goes to another vendor. Quick responses is what has made my company the top in the business in my town.
     
  5. shenfrey thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Right. Except its redundant really to the point at hand because I am not talking about not receiving the notification, I am talking about it disappearing into a red dot after you have looked at it and not actioned it. You're company still functions as normal, except it now also works better for my company and life style too.
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Apple can not make everyone happy. Maybe they will give more options in OS2 but from what I have heard OS2 addresses little of my wants and needs leaving me to decide if I still want to use the AW. Lots of great wearables to be introduced soon. We all have that option, as do YOU.:cool:
     
  7. Enygmatic macrumors 6502a

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    That's weird, if I'm understanding what you're saying, because my notifications do disappear to the red dot if I ignore them or lower my wrist (I have notification privacy ON): messages, Progress Updates, etc. I hadn't checked (intentionally) on OS 1.01, but mine definitely do on OS 2.
     
  8. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    Mine do go to the red dot. Perhaps you aren't waiting long enough?

    if I lower my wrist without doing anything, next time I look at my watch it shows the clock face.

    If you raise your wrist again within a minute or so it will still show the notification, like how it works when lowering your wrist when in an app. (I have it set to wake to Watch Face, and not the last used app)

    That's how it works for me anyway.
     
  9. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Just flick it to the top to dismiss immediately. You don't need to scroll down and hit the dismiss button.
     
  10. Mascots macrumors 65816

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    If you don't touch the notification at all, it will be pending the next time you lift you arm as if you hadn't: The  watch, without any interaction, can't know if you just happened to move your arm into a position by chance while a notification is up, or if it was done purposely; it's conservative (which I think is better) with information so you don't miss things.

    If you do anything with the notification, including scrolling the crown at all, the notification will remain in your notification center plane, but will not throw the "red dot" at the top of the watch face which is meant to show "new" items.
     
  11. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    As is being stated above, there is a standard "re-set time" to erase your last view. It's the same for apps as it is for notifications. However, I'm just now realizing that if you have the default view to be "last viewed app" instead of "watch face" then that could be the problem. If that's the case then I would tend to agree with you; that should be changed.
     

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