Why is my Apple Watch not Notifying Me of Phone Calls: Here’s Fix

Last Updated on Jul 1, 2021

This is a tutorial on why my Apple Watch doesn’t show incoming calls on the 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 security reasons, this default setting is good for Apple watch owners. The cause of the Apple Watch isn’t showing incoming calls after removing the apple watch from the wrist.

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Also, mind that the Apple watch only sounding incoming call ringtones, not wake up the screen. To see the call, you need to raise your wrist.

Two Methods for Apple Watch doesn’t show incoming call sometimes

Compatible Watch Model or WatchOS: Apple Watch Series 7, Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch Series 5, Series 4, Series 3, and Apple Watch running on WatchOS 8 or WatchOS 7 and Earlier.

In short, if Apple watch screen locked, you can’t get the incoming call to watch.

Set these settings on your Apple watch or iPhone

  1. On your iPhone, Watch App go to the My Watch (Tab) > General > Wrist Detection (Enable or turn on)
  2. On your iPhone, Watch App go to the My Watch > Passcode > Turn Passcode On.
  3. On the same screen on iPhone, also enable Unlock with iPhone. [This setting we can’t change on Apple watch, we can do it on the iPhone Watch app]
1 Option for unlock with iPhone

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

  1. On your Apple watch, Go to Settings > Passcode > Turn Passcode Off.
3 Disable or turn off Passcode on Apple Watch
  1. Disable Passcode from your Apple Watch or iPhone’s Watch app. Open Watch App on iPhone > My Watch > Passcode > Turn Passcode Off.
2 Turn off Apple Watch Passcode from iPhone

Using this option, you can get the incoming call anytime. Your Apple Watch is either on Wrist or not on the 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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Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [email protected] [OR] [email protected]

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