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is there a way to have apple watch AND the iPhone BOTH send a sound when a text message is received?

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One thing I find very annoying about apple watch is when it is on it deactivates custom ring tones/ cutom text tones for certain people. I have certain tones for when my x wife calls about my child (WHICH NEEDS TO BE ANSWERED) etc and are custom set because they are set to ALARM me so I am sure to not disregard... again, treated exactly the same as everyone else when the apple watch is on, and made into that pretty ding which really doesn't help separate the garbage texts and the IMPORTANT ones. I cannot figure out a setting that would allow the text to come through yet make the phone still send a custom tone. In my case its annoying to say the least as this feature on the phone is actually important to my child's well being and care. If anyone knows a resolve LET ME KNOW. I have tried many searches and dont think its possible as of now.
sharpy
Asked: 08:03 09/01/2016
asher02 08:03 09/01/2016
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Hi Jack

How notifications behave depends on the status of your devices. In order to bring notifications to your attention as soon as possible:

- If your iPhone is unlocked, you will receive notifications on your iPhone instead of on your watch.

- If your iPhone is locked or asleep and your watch is unlocked and on your wrist, you will receive notifications on your watch.

- If your watch is locked or has Do Not Disturb enabled, notifications will go to your iPhone.

More information:

About notifications on your Apple Watch - Apple Support

You will find that if you turn off Wrist Detection (on your iPhone, in the Watch app, go to: My Watch> General> Wrist Detection) it will cause all notification alerts to be delivered to both devices. However, you will not then be able to benefit from features including Apple Pay and a single unlock after placing the watch on your wrist.

Apple Watch does not presently support alerts with custom tones / sounds for messages, emails or phone calls from specified contacts.

If you would like Apple to consider adding either or both of these as new features, you can suggest them here:

www.apple.com/feedback/watc...

is there a way to have apple watch AND the iPhone BOTH send a sound when a text message is received?

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