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Manage sound settings

If your watch has a speaker, you can change the following sound settings separately. If you don’t see these sound settings, then your watch doesn’t have a speaker.

  • Media volume
  • Alarm volume
  • Ring volume
  • Ringtone

You can also pair a Bluetooth headset to play music from your watch.

Note: You cannot use a Bluetooth headset paired to your watch during calls.

Mute all sounds
  1. If your screen is dim, tap the screen to wake up the watch.
  2. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
  3. Swipe from right to left until you see Sound, then tap it.

To turn the sound back on, tap Mute .

Media volume

To change the volume your watch plays media, such as music:

  1. If your screen is dim, tap the screen to wake up the watch.
  2. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
    • Android Wear 2.0 and up: Tap Settings Settings.
    • Android Wear 1.5 and below: Swipe left and tap Settings Settings.
  3. Scroll down and tap Sound or Sound and notifications.
  4. Tap Media volume.
  5. Drag the slider to the right for louder and to the left for softer.
Alarm volume

To change the volume of your watch's alarm:

  1. If your screen is dim, tap the screen to wake up the watch.
  2. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
    • Android Wear 2.0 and up: Tap Settings Settings.
    • Android Wear 1.5 and below: Swipe left and tap Settings Settings.
  3. Scroll down and tap Sound or Sound and notifications.
  4. Tap Alarm volume.
  5. Drag the slider to the right for louder and to the left for softer.
Ring volume

To change the volume of your watch's ringtone:

  1. If your screen is dim, tap the screen to wake up the watch.
  2. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
    • Android Wear 2.0 and up: Tap Settings Settings
    • Android Wear 1.5 and below: Swipe left and tap Settings Settings
  3. Scroll down and tap Sound or Sound and notifications.
  4. Tap Ring volume.
  5. Drag the slider to the right for louder and to the left for softer.
Watch ringtone

To change your watch's ringtone:

  1. If your screen is dim, tap the screen to wake up the watch.
  2. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
    • Android Wear 2.0 and up: Tap Settings Settings.
    • Android Wear 1.5 and below: Swipe left and tap Settings Settings.
  3. Scroll down and tap Sound or Sound and notifications.
  4. Tap Watch ringtone.
  5. Scroll down to see a list of ringtones. Choose the ringtone you like best.

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