Apple Watch Alert While Exiting The Paired iPhone Range
Last updated on January 6th, 2017 at 01:12 amPosted in TILs by Tyrone on January 4, 2017
At the moment the Apple Watch only displays a red “Disconnected” icon, centered, at the top of the display when you go too far away and get out of iPhone coverage. However, you can only notice the status bar indicator if you take a glance at your watchOS device. There’s also an option to ping the paired iPhone in order to be able to easily located it. But this functionality is only available when the iPhone is in range.
Apple Watch iPhone Range Alert
If you find the above idea useful you can help us spread to word by sharing and liking this material. I also invite you to perform an official request to Apple’s support and ask them to add this alert. The more users highlight the same pairing deficiency, the higher the chances will be for the proposal to be accepted and included in an upcoming watchOS update.
Tip: A distinct haptic sequence played automatically by the wrist wearable when the connection between it and the paired iPhone, disconnects, would be more than enough. The same goes when the Watch returns back in range.
How To Ping iPhone
In case you forget where you place your iPhone, you can easily recover it by pinging it from the Apple Watch Control Center.
Raise your wrist and swipe from top to bottom to unveil the Control Center. Hit the “bell” icon available center-left and start looking for your iOS device.
Tip: Pinging works even if iPhone is running in Silent mode.
Fact: watchOS 3.1 is the latest version of AW software currently available for updating. It doesn’t feature any iPhone out of range alerts. Stay tuned and we’ll notify you about all watchOS updates along with the changes that they come along with.
Lookout app does this
Not any more. Lookout removed the feature. Seems like they couldn’t get it to work reliably.
Not any moore.
I’ve left feedback on Apple website
I you search, submit under.
Need haptic when disconnect icon comes up on Apple Watch
maybe you can add momentum to it.
The reason they’ve never added this feature is apparent, they sell expensive phones.
Apple wants you to walk away from the restaurant and lose it, so you buy a replacement.
Apple wants us to lose our phones or have them stolen so we can upgrade or buy another. Otherwise they would have included this feature, android watches have that option. I did find an app called WatchOut hopefully it will work well.
Another thing they should add is a feature that will not allow the phone to be powered down until the password is entered. This would prevent thieves from getting away with stealing the phone in the first place. But again, more money for Apple.
Every time I go in an Apple store I hear someone come in there saying they need the iPhone unlocked because they “forgot the password” and the employee tells them they will need to see a receipt before they can unlock it…thieves can’t use a locked phone but they don’t know that when they steal it. Morons.
How is this still a thing. My gear fit 2 that’s at least 3 years old does this.
There is an app that add the feature, it’ based on Bluetooth intensity.
Searching in the App store from iPhone it appears at the end of a long list of app that are not related wuth “watchOUT” text. It seems that Apple don’t want people install it.