The Apple Watch is one of the most popular smartwatches in the world right now. With its many features, the Apple watch also serves as a companion to a user’s iPhone.
Through pairing users can view iPhone’s incoming notifications on their Apple Watch, even if the sending application doesn’t have a native watchOS app. Snapchat, the popular social media platform centered around sharing photos and videos is not excluded. It can display both past and incoming Snapchat notifications on a person’s wrist; read on to know how to get snapchat notifications on Apple watch .
How to get Snapchat Notifications on Apple Watch
There is no dedicated Snapchat app on the Apple watch so you have to pair your iPhone to Apple Watch. Once the Apple Watch is paired with an iPhone, users can view notifications from their Snapchat app. But ensure that Snapchat notifications are enabled on both the iPhone and the Snapchat iPhone app.
Simply tap the ‘Notifications‘ tab in the middle of the ‘My Watch‘ page > then Scroll past the system-wide settings toggles and the tabs for Apple’s native watchOS apps > the toggle should be green, the Apple Watch will mirror the notification settings of its paired iPhone.
- Ensure you enable notifications. You don’t need to enable the sound if you don’t want to.
- Check the bottom of the iOS Snapchat notification settings screen, there is a blue link that says Snapchat Notification Settings.
- Click it, this automatically takes you to the Notifications section on the Snapchat app.
- Enable the notifications you’d like to receive and disable the ones you don’t.
- Then go to the Watch app on the paired iPhone.
- Check the My Watch section, select Notifications.
- Scroll down to Snapchat and toggle it on.
You will now be able to receive Snapchat notification on your Apple Watch screen.
If Snapchat is blocked from sending iPhone notifications, or only permitted to send certain notifications, like for chats and stories; these notifications will also be blocked on Apple Watch also. Also if Snapchat can send any type of notification on the iPhone, these same notifications will appear at the same time on the paired Apple Watch.
One downside to it is that the Snapchat notifications on Apple Watch are limited, when compared to other messaging and communication apps. Notifications on Apple Watch will let the user know when someone is typing or when a chat has been sent, but users will not be able to view the contents of the message or reply to it. They will have to open the chat on their iPhone to view the message content. However, having Snapchat notify you of your messages on the Apple Watch is a great feature.
Since there is no dedicated Snapchat app on the Apple Watch, the Watch merely mirrors what’s happening on your phone.
If you don’t want to be bombarded with tons of notifications from a variety of applications on their Apple Watch like push notifications to place advertisements or promotions. It is useful to be able to customize which apps can send notifications to an Apple Watch.
If you have both an iPhone and the Apple Smart watch, you don’t need to bother about getting Snapchat notifications on your watch even though the Apple Watch does not have the Snapchat app. Just pair the iPhone and Apple Smart watch, that’s how to get Snapchat notifs on Apple Watch.
Can I specify which Snapchat notifications I can receive on my Apple Watch?
No. Once you toggle on Snapchat notifications on the Apple Watch, you are sent everything.
However you can control which ones you want to receive by disabling the ones you don’t want in the actual Snapchat iPhone app. You won’t also get those notifications on your iPhone, either.
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