Smartwatch Notifications & TextNow

If you have a smartwatch from Apple or Android, you can pair your TextNow app to your smartwatch to get notifications of incoming calls and texts! Here's what you'll need:

Apple Watch

  1. Install the Watch app onto your iPhone that also has your TextNow app installed. (You can find the Watch app in your App Store on your iPhone.)
  2. Pair your Watch app with your Apple Watch. Here's a handy guide from Apple on how to do it.

Once everything is paired, TextNow will send notifications of calls and texts straight to your Watch.

One you have a notification of a phone call or text message, you can answer the call from your iPhone, and be able to reply to notifications with short pre-written messages and use the Watch's Scribble function to reply. 

Android Smartwatches

  1. Install the Android Wear app onto your Android phone that also has your TextNow app installed. You can grab the Android Wear app here.
  2. Pair your Android Wear app with your smartwatch. Click here for help with pairing Android devices to your smartwatch.

Once everything is paired, TextNow will send notifications of calls and texts to your smartwatch. 

From the smartwatch, you'll be able to reply to notifications with short pre-written messages.

For Pebble Watch owners, you'll also need to download the Pebble Watch app along with Android Wear to send notifications to your Pebble. Pebble owners will also be able to tap on a notification on the watch to start a call on your Android phone through TextNow. 


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    Carolyn S. Scarlett

    I .m noting calls I don't use voice mail all callls. Go to voice mail. N doesn't dial out . It's att smart phone androif

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey Carolyn! I'm afraid you'd have to clarify your question a bit, as I am unsure whether this is specific to the TextNow app or not. If it is, please try out these steps for assistance with clearing out the app.

    Edited by Valeria TextNow Support
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    Dennis Franco Valentin

    Can't get it to work with my Samsung gear 2

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey Dennis! Since we're unfamiliar with this particular smartwatch, would you be able to contact them for support to see whether there is a stipulation for adding certain apps to their accepted list?

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