So it's only been about 48 hours testing the DIGITS beta, but already noticing multiple issues with text messages. First issue is that I receive duplicate messages on the Gear whenever it either goes to standalone mode, or reconnects via Bluetooth to the S7. On the gear one message appears to have been received by the phone and "forwarded" to the Gear, and then the same message is received by the Gear itself (or vice versus if received by the Gear first). On the Gear, you can usually differentiate between the messages because of the watch icon on one of them and not on the other. I believe I've already seen this mentioned, but not sure if it's been or is being addressed. Obviously it can get very confusing to try to track conversations with multiple same messages, especially when received out of order. ****Update, just recently started getting duplicate messages on the GS7 now too. Not all messages, but at least 2 different occasions today with that occurring. One was a multi-media message with a picture.
I’ve also noticed that since joining the test, the Gear seems to now receive some group messages as a group, which it was not doing prior. This is actually a plus, but is only happening intermittently it seems. I’m not sure if these are being received directly or forwarded from the phone; prior to joining the beta, I had not had any group messages sent directly to the Gear.
Next, this morning, I noticed that my S7 is now randomly sending text messages twice from the stock messaging app. Sometimes, the message will be received twice by the recipient, sometimes only once, but the messaging app will still show it as being sent twice. Any suggestions or insights would be greatly appreciated.
I already followed the advice of another post to disable notifications in the Gear App on the phone for messages, calls, and voice mails. While that’s a great temporary fix to receiving multiple notifications, it’s a bit annoying too, since I don’t get a notification on the Gear when blue toothed to the S7 and a text is sent to the phone. So if my phone is in the other room on vibrate or low volume, with the Gear blue toothed and I get a text, I have no way of knowing until I pick the phone back up - definitely not ideal. I realize I could manually go in and change the notification settings depending on whether blue toothed or not, but that’s a ridiculous extra step to take every time I connect or disconnect.
Anyway, pains of a Beta, but hoping these things get addressed soon. Again any suggestions or insight would be appreciated.