How to save battery life on my Samsung Watch

Last modified : Oct 19. 2018

Watch only mode

You can activate watch only mode. In watch only mode, only the watch will display and all other functions will be turned off. 


On the Apps screen, tap  Settings → Battery → Watch only. Tap Watch Only and then tapto confirm.

To disable Watch only mode:

Press and hold the Power button for three seconds.

Power Saving mode

Activate power saving mode to extend the battery’s usage time.

  • Displays colours on the screen as grey tones.
  • Disables all features except emergency call (when using the mobile network Galaxy Watch), and only the notifications from apps that do not need a mobile network connection will be available. However, phone, messaging, and notifications are available when the Galaxy Watch is connected to a mobile device via Bluetooth.
  • Deactivates the Wi-Fi network and the mobile network.
  • Limits the performance of the Galaxy Watch’s CPU.


On the Apps screen, tap  Settings → Battery → Power saving → ✔

To deactivate Power Saving mode, tap OFF at the bottom of the power saving mode screen and tap  


Power-off Watch mode

The Power-off Watch mode maintains watch function with a low battery. It is automatically enabled when the battery level falls below 5%. 

  • To show the time, press the power key once.
  • Long press the power key to turn on the power. Charge the Gear/Galaxy Watch to use the device normally.


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