1. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Good morning all.

    First of all, I've only had my iPhone and Apple watch 12 days, so my apologies if this sounds like a noob question. Coming from 8 years of Android I'm finding that features on both platforms don't work the same, but I'm liking the Apple platform a lot better.

    I understand that when my iPhone is on my desk and I get an email/text/etc., the phone does vibrate (it could stand to be a little stronger, but I'll look into that later) as does my watch. If I have Outlook on my laptop open (work) and get an email, the phone still vibrates as does my watch. Now, if I'm using my phone for whatever reason (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, games, text, etc) and get an email or other notification, as far as I can tell the watch does not vibrate, which I like. Why notify the watch if I'm using the phone, right? My question is, is this normal operation?

    Thanks in advance.
    04-14-2016 09:52 AM
  2. andyh.67's Avatar
    Yes when your phone is in use the watch does not get notification only when the phone is locked
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    04-14-2016 09:56 AM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Good morning all.

    First of all, I've only had my iPhone and Apple watch 12 days, so my apologies if this sounds like a noob question. Coming from 8 years of Android I'm finding that features on both platforms don't work the same, but I'm liking the Apple platform a lot better.

    I understand that when my iPhone is on my desk and I get an email/text/etc., the phone does vibrate (it could stand to be a little stronger, but I'll look into that later) as does my watch. If I have Outlook on my laptop open (work) and get an email, the phone still vibrates as does my watch. Now, if I'm using my phone for whatever reason (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, games, text, etc) and get an email or other notification, as far as I can tell the watch does not vibrate, which I like. Why notify the watch if I'm using the phone, right? My question is, is this normal operation?

    Thanks in advance.
    HI, Lee! As a new iPhone user, you might like these guides.
    This is the official iPhone guide. It's in PDF form.
    https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUA...user_guide.pdf

    This is the official iOS 9.3 guide. You download it from the App Store and it goes in iBooks.
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/iph...mUvbUpU2729999

    This is the official Watch guide:
    https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUA...user_guide.pdf
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    04-14-2016 10:17 AM
  4. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Yes when your phone is in use the watch does not get notification only when the phone is locked
    Excellent, thanks.
    04-14-2016 10:36 AM
  5. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    HI, Lee! As a new iPhone user, you might like these guides.
    This is the official iPhone guide. It's in PDF form.
    https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUA...user_guide.pdf

    This is the official iOS 9.3 guide. You download it from the App Store and it goes in iBooks.
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/iph...mUvbUpU2730006

    This is the official Watch guide:
    https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUA...user_guide.pdf
    Very much appreciated, thanks 1000 times.

    That has to be the nicest "read these manuals, NOOB!" reply I've ever received. :-)

    The above line was an attempt at humor.
    Annie_i6s, Ledsteplin and Sherry_B like this.
    04-14-2016 10:37 AM

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