Switch connection between paired devices with Galaxy Wearable

Switch Between Devices in Galaxy Wearable App

The Galaxy Wearable app has a great memory. With its Auto switch feature, it will remember if you've paired more than one Galaxy wearable device, so you can easily switch between them. Simply put on your other connected device, and the Galaxy Wearable app with automatically connect to it.

Note: This feature is not available on iOS devices or the Samsung Galaxy Watch app on iPhone. Auto switching support is only available on Samsung phones and tablets using the Galaxy Wearable app.

Use Auto switch with a Galaxy smart watch

Note: You can switch connection between your paired devices when the devices are in Bluetooth connection range, about 6 feet (2 meters).

Oops, you decided to use a different wearable today but forgot to change it in the Galaxy Wearable app. No problem, the app will recognize when you're wearing a different device and automatically connect to it!

  1. Before proceeding, please be aware that the Auto switch option won't appear unless you have connected more than one watch.

  2. Navigate to and open the Galaxy Wearable app.

  3. Tap Menu in the upper left-hand corner, and then tap Auto switch.

  4. Next, tap the switch at the top of the screen to turn Auto Switch on or off.

  5. Now the phone will automatically connect to whatever paired wearable you're wearing on your wrist.

Auto switch turned on with a Galaxy phone

Note: This feature only works with smart watches. It will not work if you connect two of the same type of device. This feature is not available on iOS devices.

Auto switching with Galaxy earbuds

With your Galaxy Buds+, Galaxy Buds2, and Galaxy Buds Pro, you won’t need to worry about manually switching over to another device if you’re receiving a phone call. For example, if you’re enjoying some music on a One UI 3.1 device, such as a Galaxy tablet, you can answer an incoming call with your earbuds! Your buds will use the Automatic switching feature to switch over to your phone so you can take the call.

Another example would be if you're listening to music on the phone, but then open a YouTube video on your tablet. In this case, your earbuds will begin playing the YouTube video's audio.

Keep in mind that this is only supposed on Galaxy devices running One UI 3.1 or above. In addition, the devices must be signed in to the same Samsung account to use this feature.

Switch devices manually

If needed, you can manually switch between your devices that are connected to the Galaxy Wearable app. You can also use the Media and Devices panel when you have several Bluetooth audio devices connected.

  1. First, make sure the other device is turned on.

  2. Navigate to and open the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone.

  3.  Tap Menu (the three horizontal lines). The name of the most recent device (Galaxy Watch Active2, Galaxy Buds2, etc.) will appear at the top of the list.

  4. Select the device you want to connect to, and the app will automatically connect.

A list of devices with Galaxy Watch Active2 connected

Note: The other device needs to be turned on. This feature is not available on iOS devices.

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