The popularization of wearables, or devices that we normally wear on our wrists, has been very fast in countries like Spain, where first the bracelets and then watches have increased their sales and They have been placed as some of the most used mobile accessories.
This has led many people to start using them to count their steps, to receive notifications or set alarms or watch your mobile on the beachbut problems have also begun to become popular with these devices. They are not insoluble problems, but many find it a world.
One of the most frequent failures is that the device loses connection with the mobile, making it unfeasible to receive notifications or call notices. The reasons can be several, but there is one that almost always fixes it, and it is very easy to execute.
The app that controls everything
Most smartwatches and smart bracelets have an application that is responsible for the connection between the wearable and the mobile be correct. This app is used for many things, from showing the statistics to changing the spheres of our wrist device.
But the most important function is to guarantee the correct link of the two devices. That’s why it is critical that that app is always open in the background. There are many mobiles, such as Huawei or Xiaomi, that close applications in the background to save battery. When that happens with the app on our bracelet or watch, the connection is lost.
That’s why, what to do if we see that the bracelet does not notify us of notifications or calls is to open the application on the mobile, checking if it was already connected or not. Most likely not, and when it is opened the data will be synchronized. This simple gesture will make the bracelet or watch work properly again.
It is important to open this application when the mobile restarts, because that action, even if it is necessary, close all the apps that we had open, and it will prevent the watch or the bracelet from connecting immediately. Besides, it’s a good idea to make the app always open in the backgroundsomething that the customization layers of Xiaomi, Samsung, etc. allow.
For this you only have to lock the app on the multitasking screen. Each interface does it in one way, but most allow you to do it by clicking on the app icon in the multitasking area and selecting the Lock app option. We’ll know it’s done right because a lock will appear at the top of the app’s floating window.
In addition to what has been mentioned, it is a good idea to give the watch or bracelet control application extra permissions by making it the battery restrictions do not force the closing of that app. This is something that is seen a lot in the interfaces of Chinese mobiles, and it is the reason why the bug discussed in this article is seen less in brands like Motorola or Pixel, because they use a version of Android that is not as aggressive with energy management.
On the other hand, it is possible that the reason that the wearable does not connect with the mobile is due to an error in the application itself. most of the time it’s because you have been logged out of the application, which in practice is almost the same as closing the application itself. Other times it is the system that removes the permissions because it understands that we have not used it for a while. This only happens when we use it to connect the watch but then we never enter to consult data, graphs, change the face, etc.
The bracelet warns
To know if the wearable has been left without connection, we can either realize why we are not receiving notifications or check whether or not the disconnection symbol appears on its screen. It is usually that of a mobile with an x on the screen, a mobile symbol with a bar crossing it out, etc.
Sometimes that symbol is always there but it is red when there is no connection and green when there is. All these details help to know if the watch or bracelet is correctly connected. AND If you are not sure, you can always make a call from another mobile, or ask someone to send a message. As a last resort, you can delete the app and reinstall italthough it will be necessary to make sure before that the data has been synchronized, if that is relevant to the one who uses the accessory in question.
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