OMG, OMG, OMG . . . breathe . . . breathe . . .
Ok, so yesterday I forgot my iPhone at home when I went to work. I never forget my phone, so I could have sworn I took it with me.
I did have my watch, so I thought I would ping my phone from my watch just to make sure I didn’t set it somewhere by mistake.
The watch showed that it was disconnected, but I thought maybe the phone was just out of range and pinging it might connect it.
IT DID! . . . but . . . it showed it was connected over the cloud!!!!
I didn’t hear the ping sound coming from the phone, so I walked around work to make sure I didn’t leave it in a different room. NO PHONE!
OK, time for the ULTIMATE TEST! IoT OtG BABY!!!!
Hey Siri, turn on living room lamp . . . . BOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!! IT CAME ON!!!!!!!
Hey Siri, turn off living room lamp . . . . BOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!! IT WENT OFF!!!!!!!
Hey Siri, turn on kitchen light . . . . BOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!! IT CAME ON!!!!!!!
Hey Siri, turn off kitchen light . . . . BOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!! IT WENT OFF!!!!!!!
HOW WAS THIS HAPPENING!!!! WHY HAVEN’T I HEARD OF THIS!!!
The phone has to be somewhere, ok please, please, please be at home!
So at lunch I drive home and BOOOM there it is! I left it in the kitchen!!
Ok, let’s take it to the next level. Let’s try to connect the watch to my Android phone while it has tethering turned on. Nope, didn’t work. Ok, Apple wouldn’t let the series 2 watch just connect to any un-secure network, maybe I need to connect the phone to the hotspot first and then once it trusts the connection maybe the watch will too.
BOOOOOOOOOOOM! IT WORKS!!!!!!!
I left my phone at home and drove around with my Apple Watch connected to my Android phone and was able to send texts and use IoT OtG to turn on lights and fans at home!!!
So now I don’t even have to take my phone to work if I don’t want to, or if I forget my phone I can STILL USE IoT OtG!!!
OMG, OMG, OMG . . . breathe . . . breathe . . . .
P.S. I did try calling from the watch and it didn’t work, it could find my contacts but not make the call.
I’ll post some pics soon.