Getting started with and setting up your Samsung Galaxy Watch

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Connecting to an Android or Samsung phoneClick to Expand


How to pair your Galaxy Watch to your Android phone.

1 Download the Galaxy Wearable app from the Google Play Store
2 Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone, tap Start the Journey then select Galaxy Watch
3 Your phone will now start searching for your Galaxy Watch. Once it finds it, you will see a passkey displayed on both your Galaxy Watch and your smartphone. Tap OK on both devices.
4 The app will now pair your Galaxy Watch with your smartphone. Once it's finished, you'll be able to view the How to Use feature.
(Make sure you agree to the T&C's when they come up)
Connecting to an iPhoneClick to Expand

How to pair your Galaxy Watch to your iOS phone.

1 Download the Galaxy Wearable app from the iOS App Store
2 Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone. Tap Start the Journey then select Galaxy Watch.
Once it’s found your Galaxy Watch, tap Connect . When the request appears, tap Pair .
3 If your Galaxy Watch doesn’t show up on your phone, check Bluetooth is on the Galaxy Watch and that it’s not connected to any other phones.
4 Review and tap Agree to the options, then tap Done. Your Galaxy Watch is now connected to the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone.
5 Now you’re all set. You can either follow the tutorial instructions on your Galaxy Watch or Skip
Connecting to a Wi-Fi networkClick to Expand

PLEASE NOTE: that if your Galaxy Watch is connected to your phone via Bluetooth, the Wi-Fi will automatically be turned off.

You can manually connect to a Wi-Fi network, using the steps below.

1 From the home screen, press the home key
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2 Tap Settings
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3 Tap Connections
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4 Tap Wi-Fi

To manually connect to a Wi-Fi network, the Wi-Fi must be set to Always on.

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To manually connect to a Wi-Fi network using your watch, the Wi-Fi setting must be set to Always on. 

5 Tap Wi-Fi again if it shows Auto or Always off. If it is set to Always on, skip to step 8
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6 Tap Always on
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7 Tap OK
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8 Tap Wi-Fi networks
9 Tap the Wi-Fi network you'd like to connect to
10 If prompted, enter the Wi-Fi password or tap Connect
Connecting a Bluetooth headsetClick to Expand

PLEASE NOTE: that the Galaxy Watch can only connect to Bluetooth headsets and will need to be made discoverable before proceeding.

To connect a Bluetooth headset, you will need to:

1 From the home screen, press the home key
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2 Tap Settings
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3 Tap Connections
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4 Tap Bluetooth
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5 Tap BT Headset
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6 Your Galaxy Watch will scan for nearby Bluetooth devices
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7 Tap the device you wish to connect to
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Adding an appClick to Expand

To add an app to your Galaxy Watch, you will need to:

1 From the home screen, press the home key
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2 Tap the Galaxy Apps icon
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3 Tap Search
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4 Enter the name of the app you'd like to download, then tap the search button on the keyboard

PLEASE NOTE: that for this example we have chosen Spotify.

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5 Tap the app you'd like to download from the list of search results
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6 Tap Install
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7 Some apps will require permissions from your watch. Read through these terms, and if your happy to continue, tap the tick
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8 Certain apps require you to install an associated app on your connected device. Ensure you've installed this app on your phone before continuing, then tap OK
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9 The app will be downloaded and installed on your watch
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Removing an appClick to Expand

To remove an app, you will need to:

1 From the home screen, press the home key
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2 Tap and hold the app you'd like to uninstall
3 Tap the remove icon above the app you'd like to uninstall
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4 Tap the tick icon to confirm removal of the app
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Setting up EmailClick to Expand

PLEASE NOTE: that you will need to use the Galaxy Wearable app to set up an Email account on your Galaxy Watch. 

To set up an Email account on the Galaxy Watch, you will need to:

1 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps
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2 Open the Samsung Wearable app on your phone

This can be found in the Samsung folder if it was pre-installed. If you can't find it in the Samsung folder, you may need to tap add apps before proceeding. Otherwise, you can download it from the Play Store or from the Galaxy Apps. For more information on how to download an app, please visit How do I manage my apps.

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3 Tap Apps
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4 Tap the Email settings cog icon
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5 Tap Set-up Email
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6 Enter your Email address and password, then tap Sign in

Depending on your device, you may automatically be taken to your Emails providers sign in page.

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7 Tap the Email account you wish to use
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8 Tap Allow to accept to the Email permissions
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9 Your Email account will now be added
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10 Tap the back button on your device
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11 Use the toggle next to your Email account to enable or disable it
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Adjusting the screen brightnessClick to Expand

To adjust the screen brightness, you will need to:

1 From the home screen, press the home key
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2 Tap Settings
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3 Tap Display
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4 Tap Brightness
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5 Adjust the brightness by rotating the bezel
Set date and timeClick to Expand

PLEASE NOTE: that if your watch is connected to a mobile device, the date and time will be set automatically. You can only manually set the date and time if you're using the watch without connecting it to a mobile device.

To manually set the date and time, you will need to:

1 From the home screen, press the home key
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2 Tap Settings
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3 Tap General
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4 Tap Date and time
5 Tap Set date
6 Adjust the date by tapping the day, month, and year, then rotating the bezel. When you're finished, tap Done
7 Tap Set time
8 Adjust the time by tapping the hour and minute values, then rotating the bezel. When you're finished, tap Done
Installing and setting up SpotifyClick to Expand
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Follow the below steps to install Spotify on your Galaxy Watch: 

1 To install Spotify, rotate the bezel on your Galaxy Watch until you're on Galaxy Apps, then select Apps .
2 Select Entertainment , then tap Spotify
3 Tap Install , and accept the permission request by tapping the tick
4 Once Spotify is installed on your Galaxy Watch, make sure it's also installed on your smartphone (head to the Google Play Store or App store and follow the instructions) and you'll be good to go.

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 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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