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Saturday, September 24th, 2022 4:08 AM

Apple Watch App - can't install via Apple's Family Sharing

I have a prepaid phone and truPhone cellular plan for my Apple Watch 7 Cellular which has a different phone number. I am using Family Sharing - with a fake child account (no idea why Apple does not allow me to add a adult account).

I can install other apps on my Apple Watch via App Store on the Apple Watch.

When I try to install Simplisafe App - it says "View" and "Requires Iphone". It does not let me install the app.

How do I install the app - or is there a way to get notifications with a 2nd phone number?

My phone is using my main icloud account - and my watch is using a 2nd icloud account.

I used the Simplisafe App on a non-cellular Apple Watch plan and it was terrible (never showed correct status) but I still need at least notifications.

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2 years ago

Hi @outzone6 ,

Sorry to hear about the trouble you've been having. The SimpliSafe app for iOS is supported only on iPhone and iPad. So if you want push notifications on an Apple Watch, the typical setup would be to have your watch synced directly to an iPhone, just like with any other types of Push Notification.

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