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Connections and Your Watch

Wi-Fi on a watch? Yes, it's possible on your Gear or Galaxy Watch. And to give your watch even more connectivity, you can sync Wi-Fi profiles from your phone. This lets your watch automatically connect to Wi-Fi networks that your phone has used before. You'll never have to worry about putting guest Wi-Fi passwords again.

Available screens and settings may vary by provider, phone, or watch.

A Samsung account is required. If promoted, sign-in to your account or create a new one.

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. The Sync Wi-Fi Profile feature is turned on by default, but if you accidentally turned it off, follow the steps below to turn it back on.

Open the Galaxy Wearable app and then touch Watch connection. Touch the slider next to Sync Wi-Fi profiles to turn the feature on or off.

Note: For watches running Tizen 3 or earlier, touch Gear connection instead of Watch connection.

Remote Connection and Control Your Watch

Both devices must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

You forgot your phone at home. No worries, you can remotely connect your watch to a phone over Wi-Fi, even when Bluetooth isn't available. That way, you'll still receive notifications from the phone through Wi-Fi. 

Note: This feature is automatically enabled when the watch connects to a phone via Bluetooth for the first time.

Remote Connection is turned on by default, but here's how to turn it on, just in case. Open the Galaxy Wearable app and then touch Watch connection. Touch the slider next to Remote connection to the setting on or off. With the setting on, navigate to Find My Watch for more remote features:

  • Remote lock: Lock your watch remotely to prevent unauthorized use. 

  • Reset watch: Remotely delete all data on your watch.

  • Reactivation lock: Use your Samsung account to stop anyone from reactivating your watch.

Note: For watches running Tizen 3 or earlier, touch Gear connection instead of Watch connection.

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