Notification

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Set alarms and manage notifications on Google Pixel Watch

Learn how to set and edit alarms, manage notifications, and set notification modes through each of their icons.

For instructions on making changes to other Pixel Watch settings, like customizing your watch face, go to Change the watch face, background, and other settings on Pixel Watch.

Manage alarms and notifications

Set an alarm

  1. On your Google Pixel Watch, press the side button next to the crown.
  2. Swipe up to view all apps.
  3. Tap Alarm.
  4. Tap Add .
  5. Set a time and then tap Confirm .

Once your alarm is created, it will be visible on the alarm screen.

Edit an alarm

Edit an alarm to:

  • Change the alarm time
  • Change how frequently the alarm goes off
  • Turn the alarm vibration on or off
  • Turn the alarm sound on or off
  • Delete the alarm altogether
  1. On your Google Pixel Watch, press the side button next to the crown.
  2. Swipe up to view all apps.
  3. Tap Alarm.
  4. Tap the alarm you want to edit. From here you can change its alarm settings.

Sync alarms

Note: This feature is only available for Google Pixel Watch and Google Pixel Phones.

Copy your phone alarms by syncing them over to your Pixel Watch 2. Syncing your phone and your Pixel Watch 2 allows both devices to alert you for each alarm.

  1. On your phone, open Clock .
  2. Tap More More and then Settings.
  3. Turn on Alarm sync.
  4. Select your Watch and tap Sync.

Tap Alarm rings on to choose Adaptive Ringing or Watch and phone.

Fix alarm sync issues

If the alarms on your watch and phone aren’t syncing properly, check that the operating system on both devices have been updated to the latest version, and that the Clock app on both devices is also up to date.

Set up notifications

Set up the app and phone notifications you want to receive on Pixel Watch.

Turn on notifications

  1. On your phone, open the Google Pixel Watch app Google Pixel Watch.
  2. Under "Settings", tap Notifications.
  3. Tap a watch or phone app from the list to turn its notifications on or off.

Turn on or off notification sounds

  1. On your phone, open the Google Pixel Watch app Google Pixel Watch.
  2. Under "Settings", tap Notifications.
  3. Tap Mute notifications.
  4. Tap a mute setting from the list to turn its sound or vibration on or off.

Notification issues and how to fix them

Check your settings

Settings on your Android phone

Setting and Description Fix
Phone notifications for the Pixel Watch app are turned off. In your phone's settings, turn on notifications for the Pixel Watch app.
Phone notifications for the Pixel Watch app are set to silent. In your phone's settings, turn off silent mode for the Pixel Watch app.

Settings in the Google Pixel Watch app Google Pixel Watch on your phone

Setting and Description Fix
Pixel Watch app notifications are not turned on in settings. On the Pixel Watch app, go to Notifications and then Mute notifications. Make sure the setting Hide silent notifications is turned off.
Notifications for the Pixel Watch app are set to silent on your phone, and silent notifications are hidden in the Pixel Watch app. On the Pixel Watch app, go to Watch preferences and then Sound & Vibration. Make sure the Hide silent notifications setting is turned off.

Notifications you receive while using your phone do not appear on your watch if they're set to Mute.

On the Pixel Watch app, go to Notifications and thenMute Notifications and make sure the Mute

Notifications setting under “Watch” is turned off.

Settings on Google Pixel Watch

Setting and Description Fix

Notifications are set to silent when you are not wearing your watch.

On your Pixel Watch, go to Settings and then Vibration and then Silence watch when not being worn and make sure the setting is turned off.

The following modes are turned on and therefore notifications are disabled:

  • Bedtime
  • Do Not Disturb
  • Theater Mode

On your Pixel Watch, swipe down on the watch face and then make sure the Bedtime, Do Not Disturb, and Theater mode icons are turned off.

Note: Disabled icons have a dark background.

Check your connection

If you're not receiving notifications, confirm that your Pixel Watch is connected to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or you have an LTE-enabled watch.
Important: The phone paired with your watch must be turned on to receive notifications.
Verify that you are connected to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi:
  1. On the Google Pixel Watch, swipe down and then tap Settings .
  2. Tap Connectivity and then Bluetooth and then turn on Bluetooth.
  3. Swipe right to go back a menu and tap Wi-Fi and then turn on Wi-Fi.

If you're getting a 'network connection' error, you can fix issues connecting to Wi-Fi.

If you're not using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, confirm that you watch has an LTE carrier plan:

  1. On Google Pixel Watch, swipe down and then tap Settings .
  2. Tap Connectivity and then Mobile.

Set notification modes

Select a notification mode to temporarily pause multiple notifications at once. Swipe down from the top of the Google Pixel Watch screen and tap an icon to quickly switch to:

Airplane mode

Turns off all radios on your watch: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, LTE, GPS/GNSS. You can turn each of these on independently.

Theater mode

Turns off your screen temporarily and suppress notifications and incoming calls.

Do Not Disturb

Note: This feature is only available for Google Pixel Watch and Google Pixel Phones.

Turns off all notifications and silence incoming calls. Press and hold to customize exceptions for priority and repeat callers, alarms, and media sounds.

Long press and hold this icon to customize exceptions for priority and repeat callers, alarms, and media sounds.

Battery Saver

Turns off Always on Display and Tilt-to-Wake settings.

Touch lock

Turns off the ability to navigate the screen with touch.

Bedtime mode

Note: This feature is only available for Google Pixel Watch and Google Pixel Phones.
Turns off all notifications except alarms, priority, and repeat callers. Pixel Watch 2 limits data connectivity during sleep.

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