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Not receiving text messages from my wife when phone is at home

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Mar 14, 2018 6:15 PM in response to Pudgey0720 In response to Pudgey0720

Hey Pudgey0720,

Thanks for stopping by the Apple Support Communities. From your post, I understand that if you don't have your iPhone with you, you don't get text messages from your wife. I'm happy to help!


In order to receive SMS text messages on an Apple Watch GPS model, your iPhone does need to be on and connected to Wi-Fi, as does your Apple Watch. If you have an Apple Watch Cellular and GPS model that is connected to the cellular network, you should be able to send and receive SMS text messages without the phone nearby. For more information on using your Apple Watch without it's paired iPhone around, check out How to use your Apple Watch without your iPhone nearby - Apple Support .

Have a great day!

Mar 14, 2018 6:15 PM

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