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Galaxy watch WiFi

(Topic created on: 21-11-2021 03:15 PM)
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mingoo
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Can you send messages using WiFi connection whilst phone is switched  off ?

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AndrewL
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@mingoo: If you phone is switched off, then you would need to enable Mobile Data on your watch (4G variants only) in order to send a message. Alternatively, on the watch, head to Settings > Connections > Mobile Networks > Auto, to use the watch's mobile network when the Bluetooth connection with your phone is disconnected. 

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mingoo
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Ah ok.. It's not 4g enabled .. so what's the point in having WiFi connectivity then ?? If it can't be used in say home WiFi environment...
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AndrewL
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@mingoo: You can still connect the watch to Wi-Fi while your phone is switched off to access some web based apps and features, however it isn't possible to send SMS messages via a Wi-Fi network. 

mingoo
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As I've found out.. cheers for update.. and although you can't initiate a WhatsApp message I'm assuming you can answer one ??
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Alfsdad
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Was just going to say exactly the same.
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GusB
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Sort of yes...turn on remote connection and it means you can use wi-fi if your phone is out of rangeScreenshot_20211124-065759_Galaxy Watch4 Plugin.jpg
mingoo
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Only for some features evidently. Not sure if it works for sending/receiving calls or emails though. Definitely doesn't work for text and possibly WhatsApp either
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