1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    been doing some digging on this and I think the answer is eventually going to be no for all but figured I'd run it by and see if anybody has any good workarounds.

    Major messaging issues with this watch are:

    1. Can't see whole text thread from single sender or group chat. Only most recent messages shows in notifications section left of the watchface. I've seen videos of users accessing the whole thread by swiping up on notification or by going to the messages app on the app wheel. Neither work for me. Swipe up does nothing and I have no dedicated messaging app to select. I've looked to dl a Samsung gear messaging app from Galaxy store but can't find one.

    2. Picture messages don't come through on text. It just says "picture". Again have seen video of users of this watch see the physical picture appear on the watch in a text notification and in-line when scrolling through a text chain. Again can't seem to do this at all.

    3. A distant third is doodle. Can't send them. Every time I try I get an error message on the watch that reads "can't send multimedia messages from gear to this type of phone." I've tried sending them to iPhones, Android, even Samsung phones, get the same message every time.

    Tried vetting these issues with Samsung tech support over the phone, thoroughly worthless. Hoping to find someone with a brain here.

    For reference, on big red pixel 2 xl, Google messaging app.

    Thanks in advance!
    12-10-2018 08:50 PM
  2. Andrew Gresbach's Avatar
    I actually just asked the messages question in my thread too a few min ago and saw this. I am guessing the not having the messages app and only seeing the current text is a limitation of using a non-samsung phone but thought i'd see what others thought. I found some reddit's talking about how they used to have it but after an update don't anymore so not sure what to think. I'm using a OnePlus 6t for reference
    01-14-2019 03:03 PM
  3. jlost's Avatar
    Same issue here. I have a Sony Xperia phone.

    Edit: i just figured it out. Download Textra. I can see pictures and all the messages.
    pizza_pablo likes this.
    01-21-2019 12:39 PM

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