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    Just wondering every time I get a call my watch rings but so does my phone is this normal or should my watch ring only my phone does be locked and in my pocket just would have thought only the watch would have rang only

    Can someone clarify this

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    Yes, that is normal, however, you can mute the Watch, if you'd like.

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    Default Re: Apple Watch calls and ringing

    Yes, that is normal, however, you can mute the Watch, if you'd like.
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    ok cool so to confirm the watch ringing and the phone together at the same time is normal behaviour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samduffy View Post
    ok cool so to confirm the watch ringing and the phone together at the same time is normal behaviour.
    normally they don't ring/alert simultaneously but in the phone call case they do
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    Default Re: Apple Watch calls and ringing, should it ring with my phone?

    why is that
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    Default Re: Apple Watch calls and ringing, should it ring with my phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by samduffy View Post
    why is that
    Just to be sure you won't miss the call. It sounds correct to me
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    I actually like it that way. Don't want to miss a call. I've had a few times when the phone has been ringing a good bit before the watch starts notifying me.
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    Default Re: Apple Watch calls and ringing, should it ring with my phone?

    why does it not do it then for texts and notifications then like do both devices
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    Yup! That's normal for phone calls, it's just alerting the user whether he/she want to pick up the call from the iPhone or the Watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samduffy View Post
    why does it not do it then for texts and notifications then like do both devices
    It saves battery, so the Watch alerts your notifications on your wrist, and you don't have to look at your iPhone anymore when it comes to notifications
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    Quote Originally Posted by samduffy View Post
    why does it not do it then for texts and notifications then like do both devices
    Phone calls will time out and are generally more immediate than a text. Plus it may be needed for the phone to work over Bluetooth, etc. but that's just a guess.
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    Default Re: Apple Watch calls and ringing, should it ring with my phone?

    That's what I thought Robert once it's normal behaviour I'm happy
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    Quote Originally Posted by eyecrispy View Post
    I actually like it that way. Don't want to miss a call. I've had a few times when the phone has been ringing a good bit before the watch starts notifying me.
    I've notice something similar once or twice, but the delay to the Watch was short. Otherwise I wonder why Apple thinks this is necessary.

    The Watch is on your wrist and functional- the Watch and phone know this. So it makes sense to me that only the Watch should alert. The phone, if in another room, could be answered by anyone nearby, causing the "I got it!/No, I got it!" thing.

    If the call is answered on the Watch, it can be pick up by the phone. But if it's answered on the phone, can it go back to the Watch? Is it the same as a landline- "I said I got it. Now hang up!" Landline phones ring in all rooms because the house/phone doesn't know where you are. Your Watch does.
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    Default Re: Apple Watch calls and ringing, should it ring with my phone?

    that makes sense thanks
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    Default Re: Apple Watch calls and ringing, should it ring with my phone?

    Both of mine we're ringing yesterday. I just got a call today and the watch didn't ring with the phone. I haven't messed with anything. Anyone know why? I'm on wifi at home.
    Last edited by DaleJrGirl; 08-15-2016 at 04:40 PM.
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    Default Re: Apple Watch calls and ringing, should it ring with my phone?

    Mine both ring all the time I'm not sure if it's normal
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    It's working now. Yes there both supposed to ring.
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    That's good. Ok cool thanks
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    Default Re: Apple Watch calls and ringing, should it ring with my phone?

    I have mine set, on purpose, to vibrate and not ring when a call comes in.

    In case anyone else wants this too: On the phone tap on the Watch app: My Watch > Phone: Custom, Show Alerts off, Sound off, Haptic on.
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    Default Re: Apple Watch calls and ringing, should it ring with my phone?

    Cool thanks
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    Mine rings/vibrates bc I have it set up that way. My other notifications don't do that.
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    Cool
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    Default Re: Apple Watch calls and ringing, should it ring with my phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaleJrGirl View Post
    Both of mine we're ringing yesterday. I just got a call today and the watch didn't ring with the phone. I haven't messed with anything. Anyone know why? I'm on wifi at home.
    They both don't always ring at the same time. If you wait, the Watch may ring too. My iPad generally rings before either of them. And when I answer, both the Watch and my iPad give a partial or one full ring. I just live with it.



    Quote Originally Posted by Sherry_B View Post
    I have mine set, on purpose, to vibrate and not ring when a call comes in.

    In case anyone else wants this too: On the phone tap on the Watch app: My Watch > Phone: Custom, Show Alerts off, Sound off, Haptic on.
    I did the same thing. It was fun when I wanted to show off my Watch, but there were just too many times when I didn't want to be That Guy. The phone still rings (except at the movies, etc) but I can keep the volume much lower.

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