How to Connect a Samsung Galaxy Watch to Your Phone

How to Connect a Samsung Galaxy Watch to Your Phone

Last Updated on by Daniel Lawrence

If you have a Samsung Galaxy watch, you might find that you are missing the functionality of being able to use your phone and watch together. In this guide, we will be showing you how to connect your Galaxy watch to your phone, and connect the phone to your watch.

How Do I Connect My Samsung Watch to My Phone?

The procedure of setting up a Samsung Galaxy Watch includes connecting the watch to a phone. In the future, you can connect your watch to another phone, but it can only connect to one phone at a time. That means you’ll need to back up and reset your watch before syncing it to your phone unless you’re connecting it to the phone you used to set it up in the first place.

If the two devices are both on, have Bluetooth enabled, and there isn’t too much wireless interference, you should be able to link your Samsung watch to the phone you used to set it up.

Here’s how you pair a Samsung watch with the phone you used to put it up in the first place:

How to Connect a Samsung Galaxy Watch to Your Phone

  • Close the distance between the phone and the watch.
  • Bluetooth should be enabled on the phone.
  • Turn on the watch’s Bluetooth.

Open Settings > Connections > Bluetooth.

  • The phone will be connected to the watch.
  • Check the Galaxy Wearable or Galaxy Watch app on your phone if they don’t connect. You’ll need to reset and reconnect the watch if it isn’t listed as a linked device.

How to Make a Samsung Watch Work with a New Phone

You must reset your Samsung watch to connect it to a new phone or to fix a link that is no longer working. It’s also a good idea to make a backup of your watch data and settings in case you lose anything. You can connect the watch to any compatible phone after it has been reset.

Samsung watches operate best with Samsung phones, however, they can also be used with other Android devices. A Samsung watch can be connected to an iPhone with limited functionality, although some Samsung watches are incompatible with iPhones. The Galaxy Watch iPhone app, for example, will attempt to connect to a Galaxy Watch 4 during the setup process. but the connection will be limited or fail.

To link a Samsung watch to a phone, follow these steps:

  • To go to the primary watch face, swipe up.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap General.
  • Connect to a new phone by tapping it.
  • Tap Back up data and follow the directions on your phone if you want to keep your watch’s settings and other data.

Note: Skip this step if you don’t have the phone you used to set up your watch.

  • Tap Continue.
  • In order to connect to a new phone, your watch will factory reset itself. Place your watch on the table and pick up the phone you want to link.
  • Install the Samsung Galaxy Wearable (Android) or Samsung Galaxy Watch (iPhone) app.
  • Tap Start.
  • Tap START THE JOURNEY on iOS.

When your watch appears, wait for the app to locate it and tap Galaxy Watch.

  • Tap Pair.
  • Select Sign in.
  • Tap Continue.

If prompted, you will be urged to set up a Samsung account.

  • Tap Continue.
  • Tap Allow.
  • Tap Agree.

Allow some time for the watch to connect.

  • If prompted, tap Continue or sign in to Google.
  • If you backed up your watch data in step five, tap Next; if you didn’t, tap Skip.
  • Tap Restore.

This step will be skipped if you did not back up your watch.

  • Wait for the backup to be restored by the app.
  • Your Samsung watch is now linked to the internet.

Why is my Samsung Watch unable to connect to my phone?

If your Samsung watch won’t connect to your phone, make sure both your phone and watch have Bluetooth turned on. To determine if they can connect, you may also try resetting your Samsung watch and your phone. If there is a lot of wireless interference, you might try moving your phone and watch to a different location.

If you’re trying to pair your Samsung watch with an iPhone, keep in mind that not all Samsung watches are compatible with iOS. Your iPhone, for example, can detect a Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and attempt to connect, but the connection will fail. If you’re having trouble setting up or connecting your watch for the first time, check to see if it’s compatible with your phone.