Wyze watch- contact names appear instead of just phone numbers

Messages come across my 47 watch as numbers only. I don’t have all numbers memorized. I would love to have my contacts show up as names instead of just a number.

I had this same problem for some notifications until I followed these instructions: Not all notifications work on wyze watch - #14 by davidbelnap

I have a Samsung Galaxy s20+, I looked under setting within the wyze watch app. I only have one wyze to toggle. Do I need to look in my phone settings? The instructions weren’t super clear to me. I’m using the default SMS app on my phone, and that is toggled on in the watch app, so why aren’t my contact names showing up with my sms message? Thanks for the reply!!

Yes–check under phone settings. I had to search for Special Access or Notification Access to see and enable “Wyze” and “WyzeBand”

I have the same problem. I have checked every setting possible. I even setup my wife’s watch for her and it works perfectly. I think I have an application issue or something in my account that is weird… because I uninstalled and reinstalled the app and it persisted.

I even deleted and paired my wife’s watch as if it was mine and the issue showed up on her watch. My watch that she re-paired to her account did NOT have the issue. So it is not hardware related. I’m not sure what else I’m missing. But I’m sure I’m missing something.


Found my issue of why a phone number kept showing up as a number on the watch instead of their name (they are a known contact). Contact phone numbers had periods (.) in their numbers versus a dash (-).

Fixed those numbers and now names are showing up correctly.

Watch is working predictably now. I look forward to improvements with the watch.


Yes, for any gadget to identify the number, it must be the same. If it uses no separations (xxxxxxxxxx), then you must do the same. If it uses xxx.xxx.xxxx, then you must use that instead of (xxx) xxx-xxx or xxx-xxx-xxxx.

Hopefully, that will get smarter soon.

When I receive notifications via my MS Teams app, I see the sender’s name. When I receive a notification via my Pulse app (what I use for texting), I only get the phone number. Text messages should default to the sender’s NAME and not NUMBER (no matter what is used) as per the original post by @brett.e.bullis

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If you use the phones default texting app, do you get names or numbers?

I ask because it could be the way Pulse presents data to outside applications that may be different than default texting applications do. It will help to determine if all apps are affected or just Pulse.