How to activate WhatsApp notifications on a Galaxy Watch

Want your Galaxy Watch to notify you when you receive a WhatsApp notification? Follow the steps below to find out how to activate notifications.

① Install WhatsApp on your mobile device

Before you can receive WhatsApp notifications on your Galaxy Watch, you must first install WhatsApp on your connected mobile device.

1 Open the Play Store app
2 Tap the search bar
3 Search for WhatsApp
4 Tap the WhatsApp result
Tap WhatsApp
5 Tap Install
Tap install
② Pair your devices

To use all the features of your Galaxy Watch it will need to be paired to a mobile device. If you have already connected your devices, you can skip this step.

1 Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device

Please note: the Galaxy Wearable app comes installed on Galaxy devices. If it is not installed on your device, follow the steps to download WhatsApp, but search for Galaxy Wearable instead

Galaxy wearable icon
2 Turn on your Galaxy Watch
3 Tap Scan for nearby devices

Please note: you can also tap the type of watch you are connecting. If you choose this option, follow the on screen instructions to get connected

4 Tap on your Galaxy Watch
Tap on Galaxy Watch
5 A Bluetooth pairing request will appear on your mobile device. Check the passkey matches the passkey on your Watch then tap Pair on your mobile device and the tick on your watch
Check number and tap Pair
6 Follow the instructions on your mobile device to finish pairing your watch
③ Update Galaxy Watch software
1 Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your connected mobile device
Galaxy wearable icon
2 Tap Watch software update
Tap Watch software update in Galaxy Wearable app
3 Tap Download and install

Please note: The watch will disconnect from your phone when the update starts. Once the update is complete, your watch will reconnect to your phone automatically.

Tap Download and install to update software in Galaxy Wearable app
4 If an update is available it will be downloaded. Once downloaded, tap Install now to update your watch
④ Enable notifications
1 Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your connected mobile device
Galaxy wearable icon
2 Tap Notifications
Tap Notifications in Galaxy Wearable app
3 Tap Apps to get notifications from
Tap All in the drop down menu to view all apps in the Galaxy Wearable app
4 Tap the options dropdown
Tap options dropdown
5 Tap All
6 Scrolldown and tap WhatsApp
Tap WhatsApp
7 If you are still not receiving notifications from WhatsApp, ensure that you have selected “Show while using phone” in the main Notifications settings menu

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