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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    Malachi Arzu

    I have a itouch smart watch and I'm trying to connect it with this app and it won't work

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hi Malachi! It seems as though this smartwatch can only connect to your phone's native messaging or calling apps. As TextNow is not set as the default app for your messaging and calling, I do not believe it will be compatible for pairing.

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    Rodrigo Alvarez

    It is normal that the app sometimes does not save all the calls that I executed?

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hi Rodrigo! We do apologize for the inconvenience, as the desktop version does not store all your call history, as it is currently set up.

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    Andrew Dorn

    iPod touch 6 generation on iOS 11- Replyin

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    Andrew Dorn

    iPod touch 6 generation on iOS 11 Replying to texts without entering the app-responding to notifications on lock screen or as pop-up notifications- does not work. after you click send it dismisses the notification and when you go into the app, it doesn’t show up as delivered. The other person you were texting does not receive it

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hi Andrew! I do not believe that we have the functionality for responding to messages on notifications built into the iOS system at this point in time. It's certainly a feature that I can pass along to our development team!

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    Andrew Dorn

    Before though on iOS 10.X.X and beliw, I was able to swipe down on the notification on my iPod (or swipe left and tap reply) type my reply and click send. The message would send. After update to iOS 11, when i click send in the notification, in the app it says message not delivered.

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey Andrew! My apologies for the delay, as our QA team had to test this out first. We were able to use the same iPod touch with iOS 11 without any issue with replying through the notification bar.

    So to resolve your issue, please message us at community@textnow.com (put my name in the subject line) so we can test further!

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    null null

    Can you please stop sending me pop up adds and notifications

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    Patsy Dogskin

    When I try to call I just hangs up so what do I do

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hi there! I'm unsure as to whether you're referring to promotional offers or notifications through the app for your messages/calls. Would you be able to clarify?

    @Patsy- Would you please first try to uninstall and reinstall the app?

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    angie

    My TextNow app isn’t ringing. Just showing missed call

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey Angie! In order for us to be able to test this out for you, please head over to our live chat support on textnow.com/wireless

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    bozzy Steele

    Please recover 5125667735

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