Gear S3 Frontier - Reset the Watch (SM-R760)

Last Update Date : Mar 15. 2019

Reset

Your Gear S3 lets you delete all of your personal information from the device. This feature ensures your data is removed before sending the device in for replacement or repair, properly disposing of the device, or giving the device to a friend or family member to use.

The provided information refers to the devices sold in Canada. The screens and steps shown below may vary by wireless service provider and your mobile device.

Before resetting your device

Before resetting your device, you will need to back up your data and, if necessary, turn off Reactivation lock. This will ensure your data can be restored and that you are able to access your device after it is reset.

Your personal information cannot be recovered after using this feature. Please back up any information you need using the Samsung Gear app on your mobile device prior to using this feature.

Back up your data

1 From the Home screen of your mobile device, touch Apps.
2 Touch Samsung Gear.

The Samsung Gear app may be located in the Samsung folder by default on some devices.

3 Touch the SETTINGS tab.
Gear S3 Frontier: How do I reset my Samsung Gear S3 Frontier (SM-R760)?
4 Scroll to and touch About Gear.
Gear S3 Frontier: How do I reset my Samsung Gear S3 Frontier (SM-R760)?
5 Touch Back up and restore.
Gear S3 Frontier: How do I reset my Samsung Gear S3 Frontier (SM-R760)?
6 Touch Back up data.
Gear S3 Frontier: How do I reset my Samsung Gear S3 Frontier (SM-R760)?

Turn off Reactivation lock

1 From the Home screen of your mobile device, touch Apps.
2 Touch Samsung Gear.

The Samsung Gear app may be located in the Samsung folder by default on some devices.

3 Touch the SETTINGS tab.
Gear S3 Frontier: How do I reset my Samsung Gear S3 Frontier (SM-R760)?
4 Touch Find My Gear.
Gear S3 Frontier: How do I reset my Samsung Gear S3 Frontier (SM-R760)?
5 Touch Reactivation lock.
Gear S3 Frontier: How do I reset my Samsung Gear S3 Frontier (SM-R760)?
6 Touch the slider to turn Reactivation lock off.
Gear S3 Frontier: How do I reset my Samsung Gear S3 Frontier (SM-R760)?
7 Enter the password for your Samsung account and touch CONFIRM.
Gear S3 Frontier: How do I reset my Samsung Gear S3 Frontier (SM-R760)?

Reset your device

1 From the Watch screen, press the Home button.
2 Touch Settings.
Gear S3 Frontier: How do I reset my Samsung Gear S3 Frontier (SM-R760)?
3 Scroll to and touch Gear info.
Gear S3 Frontier: How do I reset my Samsung Gear S3 Frontier (SM-R760)?
4 Scroll to and touch Reset Gear.
Gear S3 Frontier: How do I reset my Samsung Gear S3 Frontier (SM-R760)?
5 Touch the checkmark to confirm the reset, which will delete all downloaded apps and personal data.
Gear S3 Frontier: How do I reset my Samsung Gear S3 Frontier (SM-R760)?

Hard reset (experts only)

If you forget your screen lock PIN, you can perform a hard reset and restore your device to factory settings. Your personal information cannot be recovered after using this feature.

1 Turn off your Gear S3.
2 Press and hold the Home key until REBOOTING displays at the bottom of the screen.
3 Press the Home button repeatedly until the Select REBOOT MODE screen displays.
4 Press the Home button until Recovery is selected, and then press and hold the Home button.
5 Keep holding the Home button until the Gear S3 begins rebooting.

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