Google confirms Android Wear’s notification issue, fix being worked on
Soon after Google fixed the music controls issue on smartwatches running Android Wear, came to light another problem – broken notifications.
Looks like a recent update – like it usually does – has broken an existing functionality, as Android Wear users are now complaining of not receiving new notifications on their smartwatches. Users say notifications – for apps like Gmail and Hangouts – only show up on phone, but not on their smartwatches.
In some cases notifications are broken for all apps, but others say they do get them for selected apps like Facebook Messenger. Apart from the official Android Wear help forum and Reddit, affected users are also taking to Twitter to bring the issue to light.
Hello, can you take a look at the Android Wear notification issues? Thanks
— Mr_Androidoodle (@Mr_Androidoodle) November 20, 2017
@AndroidWear My moto360 2nd gen updated itself on Thursday, and I haven't received a single notification since then. Have factory reset it and the android wear app on my phone and still nothing. HELP!
— Jessa Rasko (@Its_Jess585) November 19, 2017
@AndroidWear when is this notification issue going to be resolved? very frustrating that issues still exist after all these months. is it time to move on to tizen 3.0?
— Paterson Born (@jerzy_973) November 8, 2017
@AndroidWear Hi! I no longer receive any notification on my watch. Disassociated it and reassociated it several times. However it is 1/
— ¯_?_/¯ (@krapomusic) November 6, 2017
@Moto_Support @AndroidWear why I've to re-pair the watch every time I switch back the bluetooth on and I receive no notification since one monthwhy I've to re-pair the watch every time I switch back the bluetooth on and I receive no notification since one month….
— ♠♣ David Rodríguez♦♥ (@DavidRdgzLopez) November 16, 2017
@AndroidWear after the new android update on my Samsung s8 I cannot see my whatsapp messages on my watch. I get an alert that I've got a new message but shows as no notification when I swipe my screen up. I have a moto 360 2nd gen.
— Riaz (@riaz1230) November 13, 2017
The problem has been officially acknowledged by Google, not only on Twitter, but over at its issue tracking website as well.
Hi there. We are investigating this issue with notifications, as a workaround try restarting your phone and watch and see if it works.
Check more info here: https://t.co/izIakqy28H.
— Android Wear (@AndroidWear) November 20, 2017
It’s a relief that the problem is being worked on, but how long will it take to fix the glitch, that’s not known yet.
Note: Recently, Android Wear’s v2.6 started rolling out. But as can be seen on the company’s issue tracker, Google is asking for bug reports even after the launch of v2.6. So that means the latest version doesn’t contain fix for the issue.
If you are also among the ones not receiving notifications on their smartwatches, we suggest you to keep a tab here, as we’ll update as and when any development takes place.
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