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Discussion in 'Wear Os' started by _PeteG_, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. _PeteG_

    _PeteG_ Newbie
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    Hi,

    I have a Fossil Q Explorist Gen 3 and I have two problems that I think are related. From time to time, I'll notice that my watch doesn't appear to be displaying up to date info, like if I have my phone battery being shown on the watch face, it'll be the % as it was several hours ago. Or maybe it'll occur to me that I haven't felt notifications on my wrist for a while. In any case, I do the following to 'fix' it:

    1) On my watch, I go into settings and look at connectivity/wifi. I can see that 'automatic' is selected but the actual SSID displayed underneath might be, say, my home wifi whereas I am now at work. If I just wait a few seconds, it'll update to my work wi-fi...but if it is 'auomatic', surely it should already state my work wifi?
    2) On my phone (Honor 9 Lite, Android 9), at this point,if I go into Wear OS. Advanced Settings, it'll often 'hang' if I try to look up my watch battery from there (I use this as a test to see if I can truly connect to my watch). If that's the case, disconnecting and reconnecting to the watch within Wear OS does nothing to help. However, if I turn bluetooth off and on again, connectivity with the watch is restored.

    I *think* that I need to do both points 1 and 2 in order to get my watch functioning properly although perhaps point 2 alone would do it.

    My question is; are there others out there who have had similar problems and did you do anything that was able to fix it once and for all?

    Final point, and I'm not sure if this is the case 100% of the time, but I'm wondering if the problems start after I have used my bluetooth earphones. The phone doesn't throw up any obvious error; my earphones connect fine, I'll listen to music (and the bluetooth indicator states the make of the earphones while I'm connected) and then when I turn my earphones off, all appears to work normally afterwards. I'm just wondering now, as I write this, if my watch issues occur after this...

    Thanks for any advice.
     


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    Post #2 by Unforgiven, Jul 31, 2019 (1 points)
  3. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...
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    On the Honor you probably need to exempt Wear from Phone Manager's memory / battery management. It is probably killing the background process for syncing. It's been a few years since I had an Honor phone, but IIRC it is under battery settings.
     
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  4. _PeteG_

    _PeteG_ Newbie
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    Thank you. In the battery settings there is an App Launch section where it first assumes that it can automatically manage every app. I exempted Wear OS yesterday (and another app that had stopped notifying me recently) and so far it seems to be working perfectly!
     
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  5. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...
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    Glad I could help. :)
     
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