1. samduffy's Avatar
    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

    Thanks
    06-11-2016 09:47 PM
  2. Just_Me_D said: Best Answer

    Yes, that is normal, however, you can mute the Watch, if you'd like.
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Yes, that is normal, however, you can mute the Watch, if you'd like.
    06-12-2016 08:20 AM
  4. samduffy's Avatar
    ok cool so to confirm the watch ringing and the phone together at the same time is normal behaviour.
    06-12-2016 10:18 AM
  5. robertk328's Avatar
    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
    06-14-2016 06:20 AM
  6. samduffy's Avatar
    why is that
    06-14-2016 11:48 AM
  7. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    why is that
    Just to be sure you won't miss the call. It sounds correct to me
    06-17-2016 05:09 AM
  8. eyecrispy's Avatar
    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.
    06-17-2016 05:11 AM
  9. samduffy's Avatar
    why does it not do it then for texts and notifications then like do both devices
    06-17-2016 03:31 PM
  10. TripleOne's Avatar
    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.
    06-17-2016 05:46 PM
  11. TripleOne's Avatar
    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
    06-17-2016 05:47 PM
  12. robertk328's Avatar
    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.
    06-17-2016 06:21 PM
  13. samduffy's Avatar
    That's what I thought Robert once it's normal behaviour I'm happy
    06-17-2016 06:23 PM
  14. Mac Guy's Avatar
    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.
    07-30-2016 06:22 PM
  15. samduffy's Avatar
    that makes sense thanks
    08-10-2016 04:44 PM
  16. DaleJrGirl's Avatar
    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 03:40 PM.
    08-15-2016 02:44 PM
  17. samduffy's Avatar
    Mine both ring all the time I'm not sure if it's normal
    08-15-2016 05:58 PM
  18. DaleJrGirl's Avatar
    It's working now. Yes there both supposed to ring.
    08-15-2016 07:35 PM
  19. samduffy's Avatar
    That's good. Ok cool thanks
    08-15-2016 08:14 PM
  20. Sherry_B's Avatar
    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.
    DaleJrGirl and Mac Guy like this.
    08-16-2016 03:57 PM
  21. samduffy's Avatar
    Cool thanks
    08-16-2016 06:00 PM
  22. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Mine rings/vibrates bc I have it set up that way. My other notifications don't do that.
    08-16-2016 06:05 PM
  23. samduffy's Avatar
    Cool
    08-16-2016 09:38 PM
  24. Mac Guy's Avatar
    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.



    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.
    08-17-2016 10:54 AM

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