Not synching from iphone to apple watch


#1

I have installed trial pro on apple watch, iphone, and ipad.
synching works fine bidirectionally between iphone and ipad.
However, synching between watch and iphone appears to be one way, that is
note created on apple watch is synched to iphone. However, if I modify that note on iphone, the mods synch to the ipad, but not back to apple watch. I saw this identical problem with bear on the apple watch, as if the issue is underlying in the Apple synch kit. I am running the following:
Apple watch series 3, watch os 4.3
iphone 7 with latest ios public beta
ipad pro 10.5" with latest ios public beta


#2

Sometimes mine has been a bit slow to sync in that it has taken several minutes to appear in either direction rather than being after just moments. If it is taking longer, then I’d recommend removing Drafts from your watch (only) and then re-adding it. I know that has fixed issues in the past with other watch app sync issues, so it would at least be worth a try in your instance.


#3

Thanks for the reply. I will tryre-install


#4

Changes on phone get pushed to the Watch when Drafts is made inactive - e.g. you hit the home button or leave the app. So if you are sitting there watching it waiting for a change to appear on the Watch, you won’t see anything happen.

Watch apps can’t run in the background and are much more battery constrained, so don’t always update as quickly.

When Drafts does update the Watch app, it happens by passing the data to iOS and iOS schedules the update - along with updates from other apps - to optimize battery life. In general, if there’s a good connection between phone and watch, and they both have good battery remaining, I’ve found that happens almost immediately, but not always.


#5

I’m finding that there is often a draft I have deleted on my phone remaining on the watch app. If i try and delete in the watch app, stays still. Bit odd. Only seems to happen with the last draft left on the watch.


#6

It seems that the watch is reluctant or delayed in getting updates from the iphone. In the example you gave, there would be a pending delete waiting to upload from the iphone. I find that I can do anything on the watch that adds or deletes information and the synch is forced to run immediately. It picks up changes and deletes and adds that are waiting on the iphone.

I have developed the habit of setting a flag on the watch and the updates run each time.