Gear S3: Compatible with Android and iOS

Last Update date : Nov 23. 2020

Gear S3 pairs with smartphones running Android 4.4 and higher with over 1.5GB RAM, iOS 9.0 and later, and smartphones iPhone 5 and newer.

The following chart lists compatible Android devices. The information is subject to change.

Huawei

Huawei

MODEL NAME

Version

OS

RAM

Honor 5x

HK

5.1

2GB

P9 plus

HK

6.0

4GB

Mate 8

HK

6.0

3GB

Lenovo

Lenovo

MODEL NAME

Version

OS

RAM

x2 Pro

HK

4.4

2GB

OPPO

Lenovo

MODEL NAME

Version

OS

RAM

R9

HK

5.1

4GB

VIVO

Lenovo

MODEL NAME

Version

OS

RAM

X5 Pro

HK

5.0

2GB

Xiaomi

Lenovo

MODEL NAME

Version

OS

RAM

Mi4

HK

4.4

2GB

The following refers to restrictions that may occur with iPhones.

*Since Gear and iPhones are connected via BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy), data loading and app download speed on the Gear device may be slow.
*In case of unstable connection to Gear S3 with iPhone 6S or 6S+ running iOS 10 and later,

1 access the Bluetooth menu in Settings and
2 unpair all connected Bluetooth devices but do not unpair the Gear S3 LE connection.
3 Then turn off Bluetooth and turn it back on.

*Availability of features may change without prior notice when improvements are made to Gear and iPhone connection performance.
*Restrictions may apply based on hardware, software and iOS versions, as well as 
iOS-based restrictions; see below for further details.
Reply function unavailable (replying and message syncing for features such as text messaging, messenger app, emails).
S Health features unavailable (Together, viewing map, social media sharing, workout of the day recommendations, etc.).
Find my phone feature unavailable (Find my Gear feature is available).
Samsung device-only features unavailable (Samsung Pay, T-money, Nike Running, SOS functions, etc.).
Call forwarding feature unavailable on Gear S2 3G, Gear S3 LTE models.
Gear music manager (PC web version) must be used to send music files to the Gear device for playback on the Gear Music Player.
Only free apps and Gear-specific apps can be downloaded from the Gear app store.
Availability of app download may also vary by app developer, OS, software version and service region.

Notes:
*For iPhone 6S and 6S+ running iOS 10 and later, connection to Gear may be unstable.
*Gear S3 is not compatible with tablet PCs.
*Compatible smartphones and available features may vary by region, carrier and device.

iPhone and App Store are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other products and services mentioned may belong to their respective trademark owners.

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