How do I set up the 4G connection on my Galaxy Watch 4G?

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4G allows users to use a 4G connection without needing a smartphone nearby. Users can leave their phone at home and still stream music, take calls or messages, or get notifications while out and about.  


The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4G has been launched exclusively with the EE network in the UK. To connect the watch, you will need a compatible Samsung smartphone on the EE network. 



Compatible devicesClick to Expand

The Galaxy Watch 4G was launched exclusively with the EE network in November 2018. You will need a compatible Samsung device on the EE network to connect to the watch.


The below Samsung devices are compatible with the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4G:


Samsung A3 (2017)

Samsung A5 (2017)

Samsung A6 (2018)
Samsung J3 (2017)

Samsung J5 (2017)

Samsung J6 (2018)

Samsung Xcover 4

Samsung S7

Samsung S7 Edge

Samsung S8

Samsung S8+

Samsung S9

Samsung S9+

Samsung Note 8

Samsung Note 9

Activating the 4G connection on your Galaxy Watch 4GClick to Expand

Before you begin:

  • Ensure your smartphone is compatible (see above)
  • Switch on Bluetooth on your smartphone (Go to Settings > Connections > Bluetooth)
  • Make sure that your smartphone is connected to Wi-Fi or to mobile data
  • Make sure your Galaxy Watch 4G is charged
1 Turn on your Galaxy Watch 4G by pressing and holding the side lower button until you see the Samsung logo
turn on
2 Open the Samsung Wearable app on your phone. You can find this in your Samsung folder if it was pre-installed, otherwise you can download it from Galaxy Apps or from the Play Store
Samsung Wearable
4 Bring your Galaxy Watch 4G close to your phone

Please note: make sure you keep your Galaxy Watch and phone close together until you complete all the steps.

Wait for the 'Search the new Galaxy Watch' message to appear on your phone, then tap Continue.

If you don't see this message, open the Galaxy Wearable app, then tap Connect New Wearable.

Samsung Wearable
5 Pick Galaxy Watch on the screen, then tap your watch when it appears on the screen.
Samsung Wearable
Samsung Wearable
6 Your phone will then start setting up the connection between your phone and the Galaxy Watch
Samsung Wearable
7 You will now need be asked to allow permissions on the app, and to agree to the Terms and Conditions. Once you have done this, tap NEXT
Samsung Wearable
8 After you have accepted the Terms and Conditions, the device will start searching for your mobile network. Follow the instructions for your network once connected.