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    Default What if your phone is locked? Does Android Wear still work?

    I cant seem to find anything about this --- Does the watch work if your phone has a password lock on it?

    My company makes me lock my phone with a password before I can use it. I have a Droid MAXX and if I try to use google now, it will "work" but then it will say " Please unlock your phone to continue".

    Will I get a similar issue with the Android Wear platform if I want to search, send text messages, get my emails, etc? Or does the bluetooth link remove that limitation/lock
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    Default Re: What if your phone is locked? Does Android Wear still work?

    You can receive notifications for SMS, hangouts, email, etc. and perform Google now functions like setting alarms/reminders and such all from the watch without ever unlocking your phone. Search results typically make you go to the phone, so anything that you wish to "open on phone" would require an unlocking of the phone, of course.

    I have a pass code on my phone, but can still receive and reply to notifications directly on the watch without ever touching or unlocking the phone.
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    Default Re: What if your phone is locked? Does Android Wear still work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Penguwin View Post
    You can receive notifications for SMS, hangouts, email, etc. and perform Google now functions like setting alarms/reminders and such all from the watch without ever unlocking your phone. Search results typically make you go to the phone, so anything that you wish to "open on phone" would require an unlocking of the phone, of course.

    I have a pass code on my phone, but can still receive and reply to notifications directly on the watch without ever touching or unlocking the phone.
    Thanks sir!
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    Default Re: What if your phone is locked? Does Android Wear still work?

    Quote Originally Posted by naudan View Post
    I cant seem to find anything about this --- Does the watch work if your phone has a password lock on it?

    My company makes me lock my phone with a password before I can use it. I have a Droid MAXX and if I try to use google now, it will "work" but then it will say " Please unlock your phone to continue".

    Will I get a similar issue with the Android Wear platform if I want to search, send text messages, get my emails, etc? Or does the bluetooth link remove that limitation/lock
    My company has a similar requirement. In addition to it working, I have also installed Pebble Locker (you don't have to have a Pebble) and made the watch a trusted bluetooth device, this keeps the phone unlocked if the watch is paired, if I walk beyond bluetooth range, the phone then locks.

    bottom line, the watch works great even if the phone is locked.
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    Default Re: What if your phone is locked? Does Android Wear still work?

    This was the biggest selling point for me. We are required to have a 5 digit pass code and that gets awful tedious. It has been great!

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