WTF moment: How to get contact phone number??

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by pflau, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. pflau macrumors 6502

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    OK, I had a WTF moment with my AW this afternoon. I left my iPhone in the car and went into some store for some business. I needed to find the phone number of one of my contacts. I would imagine that is a no-brainer. I looked into the watch, there is no contact app. I found the phone app, open the contact, and did not see any phone number listed. What am I missing? How can I not get my contact info from the watch?
     
  2. Armen macrumors 604

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    The only way I know how is to go to the phone app on the watch > contacts > find your contact > attempt to message the person. The phone number will display there.
     
  3. fischersd macrumors 68040

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    Siri

    "What is insert-name-here's phone number"
    "What is insert-name-here's cell number"
    "Lookup insert-name-here's info"
     
  4. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    I don't believe this will work. Asking for this initiates a "handoff" to your phone, which thread starter didn't have.
     
  5. fischersd macrumors 68040

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    Siri on the watch can't do this? (sorry, don't have mine yet) - figured that should work.
     
  6. Armen macrumors 604

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    hey man how are ya? good to see you in the Apple watch sub
     
  7. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Very strange that the phone app doesn't do this. Luckily I have seen phone numbers on Apple Watch before! It would just feel rather odd for just looking up a number so this should be addressed.

    Anyway if you go messages > force touch > new message > select contact it will show you that contacts phone numbers.
     
  8. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    This does work:D, it initially displays the phone numbers of those you have recently sent messages to, but if you touch the blue silhouette+ button, you get your address listings - however, I'll bet this is dependent on an "active" bluetooth link to iPhone.


    :).
     
  9. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I turned off Bluetooth and gave it a go. While disconnected I was still able to pull up the phone numbers no problem. Also my watch was not on wifi.
     

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