Controlling music playing in iPhone from Apple Watch

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Controlling music playing in iPhone from Apple Watch

Francisco Hirsch
I have an iPhone 7 and a Series 2 watch.
Prior to ios 11 whenever I played music from my iPhone to my car radio (via Bluetooth) I could start, stop, advance to the next song from my Apple  watch. I only had to touch the music icon to do so.
Now my watch tries to play thru my nonexistent Bluetooth earphone my nonexistent music in my watch.
If far from my car, and I first start music in my iPhone, THEN I can control from my watch.
Does anybody know how to revert to previous situation?
Francisco
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Re: Controlling music playing in iPhone from Apple Watch

Doug Miller
On Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 1:43 PM, Francisco Hirsch
<[hidden email]> wrote:
> I have an iPhone 7 and a Series 2 watch.
> Prior to ios 11 whenever I played music from my iPhone to my car radio (via Bluetooth) I could start, stop, advance to the next song from my Apple  watch. I only had to touch the music icon to do so.
> Now my watch tries to play thru my nonexistent Bluetooth earphone my nonexistent music in my watch.
> If far from my car, and I first start music in my iPhone, THEN I can control from my watch.
> Does anybody know how to revert to previous situation?

Unfortunately, this is now how watchOS 4 works. If music is playing on
the connected iPhone, you can use either the Music app or the Now
Playing app on the watch to control music on the phone. Otherwise, if
music is not playing on the phone, the Music app on the watch will
only try to play music from the watch itself to a connected Bluetooth
device. It will not act as a remote control for the iPhone to start
music playing.

I do not know is this is intentional or a bug.

It may be useful to give Apple feedback about this issue. I did.

https://www.apple.com/feedback/watch.html


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