1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I have a Huawei 2 and a S 6Edge, both updated and running smoothly but I am unable to block YouTube or Netflix notifications on the watch. These drain my watch battery. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling wear app, clearing all caches and un-pairing and re-pairing watch and phone. I have also searched Google for a fix to no avail.
    Any suggestions, please?
    03-01-2018 09:28 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Open the Android Wear app, then tap the gear icon. Did you already try adding YouTube or Netflix to the Block App Notifications list?
    03-01-2018 11:21 AM
  3. Jenny Eldershaw's Avatar
    Yes. That's the problem. They both show up in the blocked list.....but aren't blocked.
    Other things I've blocked do work.
    03-01-2018 11:55 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    How about rebooting the watch? Or even factory resetting the watch? It doesn't take that long to reset and then set an Android Wear watch back up.
    03-01-2018 12:17 PM
  5. Jenny Eldershaw's Avatar
    Done all these several times. Even factory reset phone.
    03-03-2018 01:16 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Hmm. When you talk about the notifications, do you mean the pause/play controls that appear while you're watching something, or standard notifications, like for a newly posted video in a YouTube channel you subscribe to?
    03-03-2018 08:53 PM
  7. Jenny Eldershaw's Avatar
    I mean the controls as you describe. Notifications like new videos etc. I've stopped from the start when I set preferences years ago!
    It's a mystery. As we're snowed in here in central England and I got bored I reset the watch again. No change! So, I'll learn to live with it and recharge the watch more often!
    03-04-2018 03:23 AM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It's odd that those controls would drain your battery. Is it because they keep the watch display on as long as the videos are playing, and it's the display that's draining battery?

    If the controls appear on your watch, what happens if you just swipe down to get rid of them, and show the watchface again? This is the behavior I see with Google Play Music, for example. If I start playing something on Google Play Music on my phone while it's connected to my car stereo, the Play Music controls appear on my watch automatically. But if I swipe them down, they stay hidden.
    03-05-2018 02:16 AM

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