Manage widgets on your Samsung smart watch

Samsung smart watch displaying the Add widget option

Did you know you can access your watch's features with just a flick of your finger? Rather you have a smartwatch or a fitness band, it has widgets, which are like previews of your favorite apps. For example, they can give you weather updates without having to open the Weather app. Just swipe left from the Home screen to see what's happening with your widgets.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by provider, phone, or watch. Some watch models can only manage widgets through the Galaxy Wearable apps.

Add or remove widgets using the watch

Note: You must use the Galaxy Wearable app to add or remove widgets on a Galaxy Fit.

To add a widget from the watch's Home screen, swipe left until you reach the end of all your widgets. Tap Add or Add widget and then swipe to and tap the widget you want to add. If the maximum number of widgets has already been reached, you will have to remove a widget to add a new one.

The Add widget option on the Galaxy Watch Active

To remove a widget from the watch's Home screen, swipe to the left until you reach your desired widget. Tap and hold the widget, and then release. To rearrange the widgets' order, drag and drop the selected widget to your desired location. Or, if you want to delete the selected widget, tap the Remove icon on the upper right.

The Stress Widget with Remove and EDIT icons

Add or remove widgets on the Galaxy Wearable app

Note: You cannot manage widgets via the Galaxy Wearable app for a Gear Fit2 or Gear Fit2 Pro.

Open the Galaxy Wearable app, and then swipe to and tap Widgets. To add a new widget, swipe to Add widgets and tap the Plus icon next to the desired widget. Tap the Minus icon to remove a widget. To reorder widgets, tap and hold the Arrow icons next to your desired widget and then drag the widget to a new position. When you're finished, tap Save.

Settings screen with a list of widgets

To access widgets on a watch, just swipe left through the widgets, and then tap to select it.

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