How to use the Galaxy Watch Active without a mobile device

How to use the Galaxy Watch Active without a mobile device

You can use your Galaxy Watch Active without connecting to a mobile device, making it easier to use with outdoor activities like running, hiking and mountain climbing. You can setup the Galaxy Watch Active without a mobile device when it is turned on for the first time or after it has been reset.

Please note: some features are not available when using your Galaxy Watch Active without connecting to a mobile device

How to set up the Watch Active without a mobile deviceClick to Expand

Please note: to set up the Watch Active without a mobile device, it must be taken through the initial setup. If you have already set up your Watch Active, reset it before following these steps

1 Turn on the Galaxy Watch Active and swipe upwards from the bottom of the screen
2 Tap the globe icon and select a language to use
3 Tap the question mark icon, scroll down the screen and tap Here
4 Check the notice and tap Continue
5 Read the terms and conditions and tap Agree to agree to them
6 Tick that you have read and agreed all the above and tap Next
7 Login or create a Samsung account by tapping Next, or tap Skip
8 Set a time zone, date, and time
9 Set a PIN for restoring or backing up data

If at any point you wish to connect the Galaxy Watch Active to your mobile device, tap the Settings icon,  Connections then scroll down to Connect to new phone. Then enter the PIN you created to connect the watch to your device.

Scroll down to Connect to new phone
How do I download apps from my Watch Active?Click to Expand

Please note: to download apps from Galaxy Store you need to be connected to a Wi-Fi network. Join a Wi-Fi network by tapping Settings > Connections > Wi-Fi > Wi-Fi networks

1 Press the home button to access the app screen
2 Select the Galaxy store app and scroll down to Apps
Tap Apps
3 Apps on the Galaxy Store are separated by function. Choose the type of app you want to download
Select kind of app you wish
4 Select the one you wish to download and tap Install

If you're experiencing unusual behaviour on Samsung mobiles, tablets or wearables, you can send us an error report or ask us a question in the Samsung Members app.

 

This allows us to take a closer look at what is happening. The data is anonymised and only held for the duration of the investigation. Find out more about sending an error report through the Samsung Members app

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