With the most advanced Android Wear 2.0 update, you can use Android Pay, set custom watch faces, use Google Assistant, access Play Store, and receive every notification right from your wrist. Hence, you don’t need to look at your phone or put it out from your pocket. That’s cool! Isn’t it? Unluckily, Android Wear 2.0 notification not working for some users.

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Many users have reached the Google Forum regarding their Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches not showing notifications problem. Mostly Moto 360 2nd gen, LG Watch Sport, Asus Zenwatch, Huawei and Fossil smartwatch users have reported the issue. But, We have possible solutions to fix the notifications not showing issue on Android Wear 2.0. Let’s check out those fixes.
Android Wear 2.0 Not Showing Notifications

How to Fix Android Wear 2.0 Notifications Not Working Issue

Solution #1: Check Notification Access on the Phone

If you have properly connected your smartwatch with your smartphone and still not getting any notification on your wrist, then make sure that you have allowed your phone to receive notifications on the smartwatch. To do that, follow steps:

Step #1. Open Settings on your phone which connected with your Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatch.

Step #2. Next, tap on Apps.

Step #3. Now, either tap on three-dot at the top right or look for the “Special Access” option and tap on it.

Step #4. Now tap on Notification Access and make sure that you have turned on Android Wear option.

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Solution #2: Check Out System App Permission

Well, if you are not getting any phone calls, SMS, location, and calendar notifications, then you should check that you have given app permission from the Android Wear app on your smartphone. So, here are few steps to check and enable the app permission on Wear app.

Step #1. Launch Settings on your phone.

Step #2. Tap on Apps, look for Android Wear app and tap on it.

Step #3. Next, tap on Permissions and check that every option is enabled. If not, then switch toggle to allow every option.

#3: Make sure that all Apps are synced with Smartwatch

For some users, Android Wear 2.0 WhatsApp Notification is not showing on the screen. Likewise, if you are not receiving any notification from the specific app, then you should check that every app on your smartphone is synced with your smartwatch.

Step #1. Open Android Wear app on your smartphone.

Step #2. Next, tap on the gear icon at the top to open Settings.

Step #3. Now, tap on your smartwatch’s name under the device settings.

Step #4. Just tap on “Resync Apps” to sync all apps with your smartwatch.

Solution #4: Check Notification Preview on Android Wear 2.0

In every Android Wear 2.0 running smartwatch, there is three type of sound & notification alert options available – High, Normal, and Low. Once you select the High option, all your notifications will always appear on your smartwatch screen by covering the maximum screen. Well, the Normal option is the default. So, when you get notifications, it will show on the screen for a few seconds. If you select low, then you won’t receive any notification on the screen, you have to open it manually. To set sound & notification setting, swipe down from the top of the screen to launch Settings on your app, navigate to sound & notification and set from High, Normal, and Low.

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Well, these were our best solutions we could found to fix Android Wear 2.0 notification now working error. Hope these methods work for you. If you have any solution, you can also tell us in comments or on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.