1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I recently switched from apple to android and i got the pixel 4xl and really missed my apple watch so i got the new Samsung watch active 2 and was able to pair everything together nicely until i went to send a text message. There's no texting app, or Email app for that matter. I chatted with Samsung support who informed me that it's disabled on the phone and will not work with the watch only Samsung phones can use it. So my question is... Is there some kind of work around that can get the messages on the phone? I can get notifications when somebody texts me and i can reply back right away but i cannot start a message from the phone. I can live without the email that's no biggie, but no messages is a deal breaker. If i'd have known that i probably wouldn't have switched in the first place. I read several articles and websites and reviews and nobody ever mentioned that the messages wont work... grrr
    10-27-2019 06:45 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    You can try to download a app from play store see if compatible with your phone.https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...p.watchmanager

    If not you can register here.https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154

    We can put your question in watch forums see anyone has other work around.
    10-27-2019 07:04 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I moved this to the Galaxy Watch Active 2 forum for more specific traffic.
    10-27-2019 09:14 PM
  4. Buck 64's Avatar
    I recently switched from apple to android and i got the pixel 4xl and really missed my apple watch so i got the new Samsung watch active 2 and was able to pair everything together nicely until i went to send a text message. There's no texting app, or Email app for that matter. I chatted with Samsung support who informed me that it's disabled on the phone and will not work with the watch only Samsung phones can use it. So my question is... Is there some kind of work around that can get the messages on the phone? I can get notifications when somebody texts me and i can reply back right away but i cannot start a message from the phone. I can live without the email that's no biggie, but no messages is a deal breaker. If i'd have known that i probably wouldn't have switched in the first place. I read several articles and websites and reviews and nobody ever mentioned that the messages wont work... grrr
    Are you able to go to the contacts and start a text from there?
    10-29-2019 09:34 AM
  5. RickInHouston's Avatar
    This is my last Pixel phone (Pixel 3). I just bought an active2 watch from Samsung. Google / Pixel is not keeping up. Looks like the new Samsung 11 or the fold might be in my future. Love that screen ratio on the fold. I'll be able to eliminate a tablet!
    12-14-2019 11:01 AM

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