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Finally. Notifications on the Galaxy Watch 4 and staying Unlocked!

(Topic created: 04-28-2022 09:45 AM)
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So. I'll say. I ranted and raved how notifications were not coming through or were a hit or miss on the Galaxy Watch 4. I was mad and frustrated. Then found out maybe it's the tattoos and not making contact with my skin right. Well my Galaxy Active 2 worked correctly no issues. So cleaned it real good. Changed everything in the settings on the phone and app to no avail. Deleted end redownload we the app, restarted it over and reset it over and over. I was getting ready to send this back. So then. I pushed it up my wrist about an inch from where I used to wear it. You can see my tan line a little from where I always wear my watches. Hours and hours later and I'm still receiving notifications and it's staying Unlocked took it off and on and put it in the same spot and it has been fine. Used Google Pay twice with no problems today. This has been the culprit. So for everyone complaining about notifications being a hit or miss, do this. Put it higher on your wrist and make sure the band is snug. I have a stretch band that I can adjust to make tighter. Not super tight but having it on the skin good. I believe the bone in my wrist might have caused the issue. Never had a problem with my other galaxy watches but this one just has to be this way. And guess what? I have tattoos as you can see. No problems. I'm finally happy.

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Nicknak87
Constellation
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I couldn't figure out why my 4 wasn't working. This is totally the reason. I hope they Bring back that old setting soon. I miss it.
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Yeah, you and me both. I've emailed the error report about 10 times already. Maybe if enough people do that it'll land on the right person's desk to fix it. I'm sure you know where that option is in the wearable app, but if not, this is the route I've been taking to file a complaint. Screenshot_20211028-232531_Samsung Members_17856.jpgScreenshot_20211028-232446_Galaxy Watch4 Plugin_17850.jpgScreenshot_20211028-232458_Galaxy Watch4 Plugin_17852.jpgScreenshot_20211028-232512_Samsung Members_17854.jpg
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DebKaz
Cosmic Ray
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Yes thanks! So far this issue haven't been fixed I have to wear my watch high on my wrist for it to work on the lightest color area of my tatt
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Bumping this thread. Eventually maybe Samsung will send the update that was promised
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KSal
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I took a shot at the watch 4 and it was a no go for me. I tried the sticker on the back and moving it up my arm helped a little but still inconsistent notifications. Also I don't like the band to be super tight on my arm. That's why I like my stainless band on my watch 3 with a little slack to let it move slightly. Why can they not just add the feature to show notifications while not wearing the watch like previous models??
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NINJER
Asteroid
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Same issues, still no update.

But their responses are false and not true, as it can read my heart rate etc.


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DannyBoy91
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Hey Samsung, fix your stupid screen lock for the galaxy watch 4. You have sensors that detect when the watch is on, I go to unlock the watch and guess what? It locks itself right back up. Then I have to unlock it again, sometimes I have to put my pin in like 5 times. Your stupid tech needs to be fixed right now. Stop making new phones and wearables and fix the stuff you have NOW!

DarkPhox
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Yeah it never worked that great on my Watch 3 which is why I leave it off, granted the watch is a bit loose on my slim wrists cause the stock strap is a bit too big so I assumed that's why it wasn't working too well.
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Ariscott56
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I never get this issue with my Watch4; it locks up after I take it off. Are you wearing the watch snug enough?
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Who_Dis
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surprisingly the I have not had locking issues even when the watch was flopping around my wrist ... I even tested the watch locking while the watch was lifted from my wrist ~1 in apart.

as long as the sensor detects the wrist within somewhere between 1-2inche distance it'll stay unlocked.

so then OP is possibly wearing a long sleeve that gets in the way of the sensor and the wrist OR has a tattoo that messes with the sensor (on Reddit it's easy to find people with tattoo note that watch isn't detecting the wrist) OR OP really does have an issue.