Connecting Samsung Galaxy Watch to a Mobile Device

Last Update Date : Apr 25. 2019
Connect Galaxy watch to mobile device

To connect your Galaxy Watch to a Mobile Device, install the Galaxy Wearable App on the Mobile Device. Depending on your Mobile Device, you can download the Galaxy Wearable App from the following places:
• Samsung Android devices: Galaxy Apps, Play Store

• Other Android devices: Play Store   

Please note: You cannot install the Galaxy Wearable App on the Mobile Devices that do not support Galaxy Watch syncing. Ensure that your Mobile Device is compatible with a Galaxy Watch

Connecting the Galaxy Watch to a mobile device via BluetoothClick to Expand

On Galaxy Watch

1 Turn on the Galaxy Watch. A screen will appear regarding about download/install the Galaxy Wearable App
2 Tap the Globe icon and select a language to use

If you want to use your Galaxy Watch without connecting it to a mobile device, refer to Using the Galaxy Watch without a mobile device.

On Mobile Device

1 Launch Galaxy Wearable . If necessary, update the Galaxy Wearable App to the latest version
2 Tap START THE JOURNEY
3 Select your device on the screen. If you cannot find your device, tap MINE’S NOT HERE
4 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the connection. When completing the connection, an on-screen tutorial will appear on both the Galaxy Watch’s screen and the Mobile Device. Follow the on-screen instructions to learn the Galaxy Watch’s basic controls

Please note:
• Connection methods and screen may vary depending on your Mobile Device and software version
• The Galaxy Watch is smaller than normal Mobile Devices so the network quality may be lower, especially in areas with weak signals or poor reception.

When using your Galaxy Watch without connecting to a Mobile Device and a Bluetooth connection is unavailable, your cellular network or Internet connection may be poor or become disconnected
• When you connect your Galaxy Watch to a Mobile Device for the first time after resetting it, the Galaxy Watch’s battery may drain more quickly while syncing data, such as contacts
• Supported Mobile Devices and features may vary depending on your region, service provider,and device manufacturer

Activating the Galaxy Watch’s mobile networkClick to Expand

You can receive calls and messages on your Galaxy Watch without Mobile Device, and also use various other services through the mobile network after activating it.


• Check that the service providers of your Galaxy Watch and mobile device are the same. The connection method may vary depending on the service provider and region
 • The Mobile Device must be connected to a Wi-Fi or mobile network

• You can activate the mobile network only when using a Mobile Device running the Android operating system 5.0 or later and with 1.5 GB of RAM or more
 • If the mobile network cannot be activated properly, contact your service provider
 • While connecting your Galaxy Watch to the Mobile Device, activate the mobile network on the mobile service for your watch screen
 • On the Galaxy Watch’s Apps screen, tap Settings > Connections > Mobile networks and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the connection
 • Launch Galaxy Wearable on your Mobile Device, tap Settings > Mobile networks, and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the connection

Connecting the Galaxy Watch to a new mobile device

Connecting the Galaxy Watch to a new mobile deviceClick to Expand

When you connect the Galaxy Watch to your new mobile device, on-screen instructions will ask you to reset the Galaxy Watch.

Make sure you back up any important data stored in your Galaxy Watch before connecting your Galaxy Watch to a new mobile device.

 

For more information about backing up your Galaxy Watch, refer to Backing up and restoring data.

1 On the Apps screen, tap SettingsConnect to new phoneTick

The connection between your Galaxy Watch and your mobile device will end. After a light reset, it will automatically enter Bluetooth pairing mode.

2 On your new mobile device, launch Galaxy Wearable to connect to your Galaxy Watch.

If the mobile device you want to connect to is already connected to another device, launch Galaxy Wearable on your mobile device and tap  Connect new device to connect with a new device.

Connecting Galaxy Watch remotely

Connecting Galaxy Watch remotelyClick to Expand

Your Galaxy Watch and mobile device are connected via Bluetooth. When a Bluetooth connection is not available, you can
remotely connect the Galaxy Watch to your mobile device by using your Samsung account via the mobile network or the Wi-Fi network.

This allows you to continue receiving notifications from your mobile device. 

This feature is automatically activated when you connect to your mobile device via Bluetooth for the first time.

 

If this feature is not turned on, launch Galaxy Wearable on your Mobile Device and follow these steps:

1 Tap Settings > Watch connection
Tap Settings > Watch connection
2 Tap the Remote connection switch
Tap Settings > Watch connection

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