Use Remote connection features on your Samsung smart watch

Man looking at watch while sitting in office making sure his Wi-Fi profile synced to use remote connection

Wi-Fi on a watch? Yes, it's possible with your Samsung smart watch. You can sync Wi-Fi profiles from your phone, so your watch will automatically connect to Wi-Fi networks that your phone has used before. And with the Remote Connection feature, your watch can receive notifications and more from your phone even when it's not connected via Bluetooth. You can even use the Find My Watch feature or the remote security features.

Note: A Samsung account is required. If prompted, sign into your account or create a new one. Available screens and settings may vary by provider, phone, or watch. Remote connection is not available on the Galaxy Fit or Fit2.

Sync Wi-Fi profiles

During your lunch, you go to a local park that has Wi-Fi. Since you've been there before, your watch will automatically connect to the park's Wi-Fi network.

Open the Galaxy Wearable app, and then navigate to and tap Sync phone settings. Tap the switch next to Sync Wi-Fi profiles to turn the feature on or off.

Note: For watches or fitness bands running Tizen 3 or earlier, tap Gear connection.

Sync phone settings in Galaxy Wearable

Once sync is enabled you'll need to enable Wi-Fi on the watch. The default setting is Always off, which will never connect to a Wi-Fi network. Open Settings and then tap Connections. Tap Wi-Fi and then tap Wi-fi again. Choose Auto if you'd like Wi-Fi to be enabled automatically when the watch loses it's Bluetooth connection to your phone. You can also choose Always on, but this option will use more battery.

Turn Remote connection on or off

Note: Remote connection is automatically enabled when the watch connects to a phone via Bluetooth for the first time, but you can turn it on or off whenever you'd like.

When your watch and phone are connected, they're completely in sync, literally and figuratively. The Remote Connection feature allows your phone to send notifications, messages, and emails it receives directly to your watch. It also lets you use the Find My Watch or Phone feature, and the remote security features.

Open the Galaxy Wearable app, and then navigate to and tap Account and backup. Tap the switch next to Remote connection to turn it on or off. If you wish to turn it off, review the information, and then tap Turn off.

Account and backup in Galaxy Wearable

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