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      Latest reply on May 26, 2017 2:36 PM by Zaid
      mobomb3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

        A few handy Features for a new Watch OS release that have come to my mind and are not yet included in Watch OS (At least not in the German one):

        - A Notification (Tap) on Watch when Bluetooth from Phone disconnects (out of range), to prevent loss, and vice versa.

        - The ability to controll not only the Applemusic player from the Apple Watch, but any Player (for example a youtube video or a movie on Amazon prime)

        I wasn't sure exactly where to post this so coorect me if im in the wrong thread

        • Re: Feature suggestions for new WatchOS release
          KMT Level 9 Level 9 (15,205 points)

          Users can feedback via http://www.apple.com/feedback/ - Devs using betas are free to use the Feedback Assistant or the 'Report Bugs' link, below right.

          • Re: Feature suggestions for new WatchOS release
            Zaid Level 2 Level 2 (70 points)

            You said: "- A Notification (Tap) on Watch when Bluetooth from Phone disconnects (out of range), to prevent loss, and vice versa."

             

            You should do that progammatically in your app. I do that in my real-time messaging app for doctors since they depend on the app for patient assignments. But a casual watch app may not want that.

             

            If you prototype this with your app you will see that the connection can drop a lot for different reasons and remain disconnected for a long period of time. So there's no "across-the-board" way for Apple engineering to mandate behavior since:

            1. that can easily overwhelm users with notifications

            2. that would confuse everyone and especially accessibility users as your proposal is haptic only

            3. that would go against the iOS and watchOS connectivity loss paradigm

            4. a connection loss is an app issue related to "data availabilty" and not a system issue, so your propsal would have Apple engineering break apps which use the current app-centric paradigm like mine

            5. Apple does provide watch connectivity status for users both in the control center seen with a swipe up from the watch face and on the watch face itself:

            https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204562