We all know that the Messages app on your iPhone is a popular platform to send and receive messages. Whether you choose to use iMessage or not, every single text will go through this app.
It becomes even more convenient when you have an Apple Watch. The Messages app is now on your wrist so that you don’t miss another text message from your contacts.
With that being said, we can’t allow any problems to occur. Someone just mentioned an issue with the application, specifically on their Apple Watch and I think it’s worth covering.
First of all, allow me to be clear about something.
- There is no particular method for resolving this problem.
- It has nothing to do with the hardware or software of the device.
Here are a few scenarios that we think might cause text messages not to show up on your Apple Watch.
- You are currently using your iPhone instead of your Watch.
- You have accidentally enabled a feature that stopped your Apple Watch from receiving text messages, doesn’t matter if that is iMessages or regular SMS.
Don’t forget to lock your iPhone
When your Apple Watch is not receiving SMS messages, it might be that your iPhone is in active mode. In other words, it’s either not locked or in session.
If the iPhone is on and you’re using it, all notifications including incoming text messages will be notified via the iPhone’s screen.
Therefore, it’s important to lock the device or turn it off so that your Apple Watch will start receiving text messages despite the watch’s power status (asleep or awake).
Turn Off Do Not Disturb on Apple Watch
Last but not least, let’s say you did follow what we instructed from the solution above and your watch still not getting any messages. Chances are the Do Not Disturb feature is enabled.
To disable this option:
- Press the Digital Crown to access your watch face
- Swipe up to launch Glances
- Continue to swipe left until you see Settings
- Tap on the Do Not Disturb icon to turn it off (assuming that this feature is currently enabled)
I think for this Messages problem on your Apple Watch, it’s very easy to troubleshoot. As long as you know how the Notification system work and you’ve disabled Do Not Disturb mode.