This is tutorial on why my Apple watch doesn’t show incoming call on screen, and Apple watch won’t receive incoming call screen but getting iPhone screen only, while After update watchOS or Every time while we wear apple watch on wrist first time. For the security reason, this default setting is good for Apple watch owner. That is the cause of Apple watch isn’t show incoming call after removing apple watch from the wrist.
Also mind that Apple watch only sounding incoming call ringtone, not wake up the screen. To see the call you need to raise wrist.
Compatible Watch Model or WatchOS: Apple Watch Series 3, Apple Watch Series 2, Apple Watch Series 1 running on WatchOS 5 or later and WatchOS 4, WatchOS 3 and earlier.
In short, if Apple watch screen locked, you can’t get the incoming call to watch.
Two Methods for Apple Watch doesn’t show incoming call sometimes
Set these settings on your Apple watch or iPhone
- On your iPhone, Watch App go to the My Watch (Tab) > General > Wrist Detection (Enable or turn on)
- On your iPhone, Watch App go to the My Watch > Passcode > Turn Passcode On.
- In the same screen on iPhone, also enable Unlock with iPhone. [This setting we can’t change on Apple watch, we can do in on iPhone Watch app]
This setting will auto-enable Passcode and activate while Apple watch not on your wrist. And Auto disable Passcode while you unlock iPhone (iPhone X (Face ID unlock), iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6S, iPhone 5S (Touch ID unlock)).
Passcode is not important and useless for you: Disable Passcode
- On your Apple watch, Go to Settings > Passcode > Turn Passcode Off.
- Disable Passcode from your Apple Watch or iPhone’s Watch app. Open Watch App on iPhone > My Watch > Passcode > Turn Passcode Off.
Using this option, you can get the incoming call anytime. Your Apple Watch is either on Wrist or not on wrist.
Still, are you getting the problem on incoming call problems like screen freeze, Hanging, Above settings are not affecting then try to reset or hard reset apple watch or Hard Reboot or restart Apple Watch?
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