How do I use my Galaxy Watch?

Please note: certain functions such as calls and texts are only available on the Galaxy Watch 4G and not on Galaxy Watches without a 4G connection  

 

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.  

 

More information on how to set up the 4G connection can be found by visiting: How do I set up the 4G connection on my Galaxy Watch 4G? 

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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Enable or disable the NotificationsClick to Expand

PLEASE NOTE: that to enable or disable the notifications, you will need to use the Galaxy Wearable app. 

To enable or disable the Notifications, 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 Notifications, you may need to scroll down for this
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4 Use the toggle to enable or disable the notifications
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5 You can now manage which Notifications you would like to see
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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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Making a phone callClick to Expand

PLEASE NOTE:  calls need a 4G connection and are only available on the Galaxy Watch 4G

To make a phone call, you will need to:

1 From the home screen, press the home key
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2 Tap Phone
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3 Tap the Keypad or contact icon
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4 Enter the phone number or tap the contact you'd like to call
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5 Tap the call icon
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Adjust the in-call volumeClick to Expand

To adjust the call volume, you will need to tap the volume icon while you're on a phone call.

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Use the rotating bezel to adjust the call volume.

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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Replying to an EmailClick to Expand

To reply to an Email, you will need to:

1 From the home screen, press the home key
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2 Tap Email
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3 Tap the Email you would like to reply to
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4 Tap the keyboard icon
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5 Type your message using the on-screen keyboard. When you're happy with your reply, tap Send
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Sending a text messageClick to Expand

To send a text message, you will need to:

1 From the home screen, press the home key
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2 Tap Messages
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3 Tap menu, this may show as three dots
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4 Tap New message
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5 Tap the contact icon or Recipient
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6 Tap the contact you would like to send the message to
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7 Tap Next
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8 Tap the keyboard icon
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9 Type your message using the on-screen keyboard, then tap Send
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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
Customise the watch faceClick to Expand

To set a Wake-up gesture, 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 Watch faces
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4 Tap Watch faces again
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5 You can scroll through the available watch faces by rotating the bezel or by swiping left to right
6 Tap the watch face you would like to use
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Enable or disable Wake-up gestureClick to Expand

To set a Wake-up gesture, 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 Advanced
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4 Tap Wake-up gesture
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5 Tap Wake-up gesture again to enable or disable this feature
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Enable or disable NFCClick to Expand

To enable or disable the NFC (Near Field Communication) feature, 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 NFC
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5 Tap NFC again to enable or disable NFC
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Enable or disable Power saving modeClick to Expand

Power saving mode will help increase the battery life of the Galaxy Watch by reducing the screen brightness and limiting its performance.

 

To enable or disable the power saving mode, 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 Battery
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4 Tap Power saving
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5 Tap the tick to enable power saving mode
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6 To disable power saving mode, tap the off button on the front of the screen
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Checking for software updatesClick to Expand

To check for software updates, 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 About watch
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4 Tap Software
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5 The current software version is displayed under Tizen version
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Perform a factory resetClick to Expand

PLEASE NOTE: that a factory reset will erase any data on your watch. Before proceeding, please ensure that any data has been backed up

To perform a factory reset, 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 Reset
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5 Tap the tick
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Your watch will restart, and it will need to be connected to your phone again.

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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