I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phone bought from AT&T.
About 4 weeks ago (Jan 17th) I got a Samsung Galaxy Watch bought from Best Buy with e-SIM.
Numbersync continuously turns off or is suspended without my consent.
I have no problem setting up Numbersync.
When Numbersync is turned on, it works just fine.
I can leave my phone or turn it off and I am able to make and recieve phone calls on my Galaxy Watch as if the calls were coming from and going to my phone (Note 8).
But after about 15 minutes (time varies), NumberSync is automatically turned off (without my consent).
I can turn it back on then leave the vicinity of my phone or turn my phone off again and everything will work fine again for another 15 mins or so until it turns off automatically again.
I have had 3 separate sessions with AT&T tech support trying to resolve this problem to no avail.
We seem to have tried everything including factory resetting the watch and resetting the mobile networks.
YES, I have an access id.
YES, the software on the watch and the phone are up to date.
I log into AT&T about 10 times a day to turn the NuberSync back on after it automatically turns itself off.
Has anyone found a solution to this particular problem?
I can turn the numbersync back on using the watch interface or the AT&T website interface.
When I turn numbersync back on with the watch interface, even though numbersync will work properlay for a while, the watch still shows that numbersync is off but the Website will show that it is on. And If I use the AT&T website to turn numbersync back on, the watch also still shows numbersync as off even though numbersync is working. But either way, after I turn the phone off or move the watch out of bluetooth range from the phone, the watch numbersync function is turned off without my input and against my consent within about 15 minutes or so. If I turn the watch bluetooth off and change the watch mobile data to "always on" then the the number sync will work fine regardless. But that defeats the purpose of the innate symbiosis between the watch and phone plus uses too much battery.
So last night I accidentally left my phone at work. True to the Samsung Galaxy watch nature, the numbersync deactivated itself shortly after I left the vicinity of the phone. So this watch continues to fail me when I really need it. Additionally as I continued to try to activate numbersync from my watch by flipping the virtual switch to "ON" in the numbersync watch app, eventually the watch forgot that it has even ever been synced through the numbersync service. So sitting at my desk at work this morning, I am going through the process of setting up numbersync yet again. One thing that stands out as odd about this process, that I have been forced to go through many times now, is that I get the sync code from the watch and put it into the AT&T app just fine. The AT&T app accpets the code and indicates that every thing is working fine by showing the that numbersync is now turned on. However, the watch just hangs at the numbersync sync code setup screen as if It doesnt recognize that the sync code as been entered at AT&T and the numbersync service is now on. My only option on the watch at this point is to hit the cancel button under the sync code or reboot the watch. Either way, after that, if I turn the phone off, numbersync works just fine for about 15 mins or so. I can make calls from the watch and they show up as comming from my phone and I can recieve calls from my phone's phone number on my watch. And if I go into the watch numbersync app, it now has the numbersync on/off button, but the botton is set to off even though the numbersync service is working just fine for the next 15 mins or so. So the Samsung watch doest recognize that number sync is setup and working. So some how the Samsung watch must be causing the service to fail shortly after the watch becomes disconnected from the phone's bluetooth. This problem with numbersync seems like it is a Samsumg problem and NOT and AT&T problem.
Is samsung going to release any new software to fix this problem?
Here is information about my devices:
Samsung Watch model number SM-R805U
Samsung Watch One UI version 1.5
Samsung Watch Tizen version 126.96.36.199
Samsung Watch software version R805USQU1CSL2
Samsung Watch knox version 2.4.0
Samsung Note 8 model number SM-N950U
Samsung Note 8 One UI version 1.0
Samsung Note 8 Android version 9
Samsung Note 8 baseband version N950USQS7DTA6
Samsung Note 8 knox version 3.2.1 knox API level 27 TIMA 3.3.0
Please let me know.
Numbersync is an AT&T feature. This service is not provided by Samsung. Please reach out to your service provider for assistance.