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How to get Snapchat notifications on your Apple Watch

Keep your phone in your pocket and look at your wrist like Knight Rider.
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October 5, 2022
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Edgar Cervantes / Android Authority

If you have both an iPhone and an Apple Watch, then you don’t have to take your phone out every time you get a notification. In true David Hasselhoff-Knight Rider style, you can lift your watch to get your messages instead. If you want to get Snapchat notifications on your Apple Watch — or indeed any app notifications on the Apple Watch — you’ve come to the right place.

Read more: Is Snapchat not working for you? Here are some possible fixes

QUICK ANSWER

To get Snapchat notifications on the Apple Watch, first ensure that Snapchat notifications are enabled on both the iPhone and the Snapchat iPhone app. Then go to your Watch app on the paired iPhone, go to Notifications, scroll down to Snapchat, and toggle it on.

How to get Snapchat notifications on the Apple Watch

It should be pointed out first that there is currently no dedicated Snapchat app for the Apple Watch. Therefore the only interaction you can have between your Apple Watch and Snapchat is the notifications. Whatever notifications appear on your iPhone will also appear on your Apple Watch if you enable the feature. This is true for most iOS apps on the Apple Watch. The Watch merely mirrors what’s happening on your phone.

Therefore, the first step is to go to Settings > Notifications > Snapchat on the paired iPhone. Ensure that all notifications are enabled. You don’t need to enable the sound if you don’t want to.

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At the bottom of the iOS Snapchat notification settings screen is a blue link that says Snapchat Notification Settings. Click this next. It will automatically jump you to the Notifications section on the Snapchat app. Enable the notifications you want to receive and disable the ones you don’t.

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Next up, go to the Watch app on the paired iPhone. In the My Watch section, tap Notifications.

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Scroll down to Snapchat and toggle it on.

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From now on, any Snapchat notification received on your iPhone will now also be shown on your Apple Watch screen.


Read more: How to upload your saved photos and videos to Snapchat

FAQs

No, when you toggle on Snapchat notifications on the Apple Watch, you are sent everything. The only way to control which ones you want to receive is to disable the ones you don’t want in the actual Snapchat iPhone app. But that means you won’t get those notifications on your iPhone, either.

There is currently no Snapchat app for the Apple Watch. You can only get your Snapchat iPhone notifications mirrored to your watch, nothing else.