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Galaxy Gear not displaying notifications

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18th January 2014, 12:38 AM   |  #1  
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Hi, I got the new Galaxy Gear for my brother. He has a SGS III with the latest official update (4.3) and the Gear App is on the phone, the gear is paired and it (almost) works.

That means - he can do calls (call/receive), he has weather there and stuff like that, you can configure the Gear from the phone, no problems. The Gear is, as far as I know, updated to the latest firmware version as well.

The problem is, no matter what we try, the Gear doesn't display any notifications from the phone. They are properly configured in the Gear App (even tried turning it off and on again). I also found a mention about the screen of the phone, that when off, the phone has to be locked at least with a swipe. I even configured a gesture for unlocking, just to be sure I understood the instruction correctly or in case the instruction meant that and said something else. I guess there was something else mentioned as well somewhere, I don't exactly remember what it was.

Anyway, all the instructions I've found looked mostly like applying black magic...

Of course, the next step could be factory reset of both the phone and the gear (well, the gear first, but I'd like to do FR of the phone as the last option as it is a pain in the ass in case you don't have the device rooted and backed-up completely).

So, here are my remarks/questions
  1. I googled quite a lot about this issue (which is hard because Google returns a lot of irrelevant crap). Is there something obvious I could have missed?
  2. Has anyone had encounter a similar issue? And resolved it?
18th January 2014, 02:48 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by elxel

Hi, I got the new Galaxy Gear for my brother. He has a SGS III with the latest official update (4.3) and the Gear App is on the phone, the gear is paired and it (almost) works.

That means - he can do calls (call/receive), he has weather there and stuff like that, you can configure the Gear from the phone, no problems. The Gear is, as far as I know, updated to the latest firmware version as well.

The problem is, no matter what we try, the Gear doesn't display any notifications from the phone. They are properly configured in the Gear App (even tried turning it off and on again). I also found a mention about the screen of the phone, that when off, the phone has to be locked at least with a swipe. I even configured a gesture for unlocking, just to be sure I understood the instruction correctly or in case the instruction meant that and said something else. I guess there was something else mentioned as well somewhere, I don't exactly remember what it was.

Anyway, all the instructions I've found looked mostly like applying black magic...

Of course, the next step could be factory reset of both the phone and the gear (well, the gear first, but I'd like to do FR of the phone as the last option as it is a pain in the ass in case you don't have the device rooted and backed-up completely).

So, here are my remarks/questions

  1. I googled quite a lot about this issue (which is hard because Google returns a lot of irrelevant crap). Is there something obvious I could have missed?
  2. Has anyone had encounter a similar issue? And resolved it?


hi,
first of all,
On watch do you have a section ...Notifications..? (if you swipe /scroll on your watch, from watchface ) ?
and what version of Gear manager ,(do yo have on phone ?)
and what version software do you have on watch ?
(eg ..i am currently on/using GM 1.5........( on phone ) ,and the software version of watch. V700XXUBML1 ( leaked software ROM......not rooted and have a Note 3 phone )
(No problems at all !! battery is excellent and i receive all my notifications .)
I know that in general GM (Gear manager) Version 1.6.....
( it is also some leaked Gear manager software, that is supposed to be used, if your phone software, is ugraded to Kitkat ) )
I noticed and also read on this forum , the notifications sections is missing completely ( in most cases )
This was also my experienced when I was using GM 1.6...!
otherwise ..suggestion ..
uninstall GManager( make a backup of apk before from /in your phones file explorer ..
i use es file xplorer to ussually do this ,saving me from re downloading apk again ?
or just download apk again and do another clean install from Samsung app stores )
when installing GM, don't restore setting/backups etc .. do clean install from scratch !
good luck

post note ,
your watch does not have to be set/ locked at all ,as long you have received notification on the phone and not read it !
eg..your phone is in sleep mode ,and your watch also ...connected bluetooth
it will then wake up watch and you will see the notification displaying on watch and after a few seconds it will disappear and to view again scroll on watch to notifications on watch and read from there if you want to. !
Last edited by willcor; 18th January 2014 at 03:05 AM. Reason: extra info
18th January 2014, 09:06 AM   |  #3  
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Make sure you have set up the notifications you want in Gear Manager.

Also your phone screen needs to be off, ie Lock Screen or Sleep
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