Wiki - LTE (wifi) enabled WatchOS apps

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  1. anticipate, Sep 25, 2017
    Last edited by frogywill: Sep 27, 2017

    anticipate macrumors 6502

    anticipate

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    I have seen a few threads on this, so let's start a list of what useful WatchOS 4 apps work with LTE (and no phone connected)!

    Many of these apps must be first set up with accounts on the phone but once that is done, they generally will work alone. Keep in mind too some apps didn't work until I re-paired the watch.

    Works on LTE/Wifi with no iPhone connected
    • All Apple apps (weather, mail, Siri, news, etc.)
    • MyQ for Chamberlain Garage Doors
    • Watch Cam (works with Nest)
    • Canary
    • Uber
    • Nest app
    • Starbucks
    • Messenger
    • Gymaholic
    • Fit Weightlift
    • CNN
    • Flipboard
    • Apple Store
    • iTranslate
    • Shazam
    • Dataman Pro
    • Just Press Record
    • How Much?
    • Health Mate (not a network app but no errors)
    • GoPro
    • Volvo On Call

    Apps that load but won't load data without iPhone connected or on same network, and are thus useless when disconnected from phone
    • Lyft (asks you to login)
    • Tweetbot ("error, watchconnectivity on paired device is not reachable")
    • ETA (stays stuck on "loading")
    • RadarScope (maps load but no radar data...)
    • Citibank ("oops! Internal error")
    • Bank of America (exclamation symbol)
    • JetBlue ("oops, can't fetch data from your phone")
    Apps that get No Phone Icon:
    • Nuzzel
    • Twitter
    • Instagram
    • Yahoo Fantasy
    • Chronicle
    • My Radar
     
  2. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

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    Flipboard updates new stories via LTE. So if you need some emergency reading material
     
  3. Senfinger, Sep 26, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2017

    Senfinger macrumors member

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    FYI It seems that if you are using the Native Mail App still requires Phone to be on Network.

    Glad you said this... I'm still wondering why people in the forum said they were able to power there phone off and or Airplane mode and were able to retrieve and send mail.

    I cannot unless my phone is up and running. Tried both Corp Exchange and Gmail with Native App.
    IP6-IOS11 / ATT

    ***UPDATE***
    I guess mine is getting returned... Was just told by Apple that the device should send and receive email with the phone turned off. If it isn't sounds like hardware.
     
  4. bsb7140 macrumors member

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    So here is my question... is there an error on the backend somewhere as to why these apps are not working, or did Apple over deliver?
     
  5. anticipate thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's the apps. They are not using the proper API call for connectivity which was only added I suppose in WatchOS3. Or they are running on the watch (OS1 behavior) Watch is getting more popular and most of the watch apps are old or abandoned.

    It is a matter of having to re-author or update the app.
     
  6. bsb7140 macrumors member

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    Instagrams app is brand new and still doesn’t work. Neither does SMS. Seems more like a connectivity issue to me.
     
  7. musicpenguy macrumors 65816

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    Shazam was just updated to work totally detached from the iPhone! Looks like an amazing update!!
     

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