Pixel Watch 2 Mute Notifications not working: How to Fix

In this guide, we will show you a nifty method to fix the issue of Mute Notifications not working on the Pixel Watch 2. The second iteration of the watch from the Silicon Valley giant brings in refined design, improved battery life, and greater Fitbit integration when compared to its predecessor. Moreover, it beholds a slew of interconnectivity features with the smartphone, one among which is Mute Notifications.

Pixel Watch 2 Mute Notifications not working

When enabled, the notifications won’t vibrate or ring your watch while you are using your phone. However, as of now, this Mute Notifications is not working along the expected lines in Pixel Watch 2. Numerous users have voiced their concern that even if this feature is enabled and their watch is connected to their phone, it still tends to vibrate or ring.

Pixel Watch 2 Mute Notifications not working

What is even more infuriating to note is the fact that this issue has been present for the past couple of months but is still yet to be addressed. With that said, there does exist a nifty workaround that might help you rectify this bug. So without further ado, let’s check it out.

Fix Pixel Watch 2 Mute Notifications not working

Pixel Watch 2 Mute Notifications not working

It is recommended that you try out each of the below-mentioned workarounds and then see which one spells out success. So with that in mind, let’s get started.

FIX 1: Toggle Mute Notifications

Your first course of action should be to disable and then re-enable Mute Notification and its related feature on your watch. Here’s how it could be done:

  1. Launch the PixelWatch app and go to the Notification section.
  2. Then disable “Mute phone notifications when wearing watch,”
  3. Likewise, disable “Mute watch notifications while using phone.”Pixel Watch 2 Mute Notifications not working
  4. Wait for a few seconds and then re-enable both these features.
  5. Check if the Pixel Watch 2 Mute Notifications is now working.

FIX 2: Delete Data Pixel Watch App

You might also get bugged by this issue if the app’s data gets corrupted. In such instances, your best bet is to delete the data of the Pixel Watch app and then let it repopulate it with a fresh instance from scratch. Here’s how it could be done:

  1. First off, head over to Settings > Apps > All Apps > Pixel Watch.
  2. Then go to its Storage and Cache and tap on Delete Data > OK.
  3. Now launch the app, set it up, and then reconnect your watch.
  4. Check if the Pixel Watch 2 Mute Notifications is now working.

FIX 3: Reset Watch and Device

if the aforementioned method didn’t spell out success, then you’ll have to take the nuclear approach and reset both the watch as well as your device. Here’s how it could be done: [before starting, please take a backup of both the watch as well as your device].

STEP 1: Reset Pixel Device

  1. Head over to Settings > System > Reset Options.
  2. Then go to Erase All Data [Factory Reset] > Erase Data.
  3. Wait for the process to complete and then set it up.Pixel Watch 2 Mute Notifications not working

STEP 2: Pixel Watch 2

  1. First off, press the crown to bring up the app drawer.
  2. Then go to Settings > System > Disconnect and Reset.
  3. Wait for the process to complete and then set it up.

That’s it. Upon resetting the phone and watch, the issue pertaining to Mute Notifications not working on the Pixel Watch 2 should be rectified. As far as the official stance on this matter is concerned, the developers are aware of this issue, but they haven’t given out any ETA for the rollout of a fix. As and when that happens, we will update this guide accordingly. In the meantime, the aforementioned workarounds are your best bet.


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