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Install and update apps on Google Pixel Watch

Preloaded apps on Pixel Watch

Google Pixel Watch comes preloaded with apps like Fitbit, Google Assistant, Phone, and SMS texts. More apps can be downloaded when you update to Wear OS 4.

Google Pixel Watch 2 is preloaded with more apps like Calendar, Fitbit, Google Wallet, Google Maps, Youtube Music, and more.

Find and install apps on Pixel Watch

Press the side button next to the crown of your Pixel Watch to find apps and features available on the LTE and Wi-Fi versions of Pixel Watch. Apps and features vary by device and region.

Install Google Play Store apps on Google Pixel Watch.

  1. On Google Pixel Watch, press the crown.
  2. Tap Play Store Google Play.
  3. Pick a category or tap Search Search.
  4. Select the app you want and tap Install.

Keep Pixel Watch software and apps updated

For the best experience with Google Pixel Watch, make sure to update the system software and apps on your watch and phone. Keeping your phone, watch, and app software up to date can fix pairing issues and app errors.

What to expect during app updates

Updates will typically complete in under an hour. Once the installation starts, the Google Pixel Watch screen will show that it is preparing to update, restarting, and then installing the update. Pixel Watch can't be used during this period.

For the best update experience, Pixel Watch should be:

  • On its charger
  • Charged to at least 50%
  • Connected to Wi-Fi

Note: If the battery is at less than 50%, Google Pixel Watch will periodically check its battery status and begin installing automatically when the battery reaches over 50% charge.

If updates take longer than an hour, Fix a Pixel Watch that won't update.

How to find your Pixel Watch software version

You can find the software version that your Pixel Watch is running to determine if your software is out of date. From these Settings you'll also find the model number, serial number, and more watch details.

  1. On Google Pixel Watch, swipe down and then tap Settings .
  2. Tap System and then About.

How to update your phone

Keep your phone updated so that your Google Pixel Watch can pair with your phone. Check & update your Android version.

How to update your Pixel Watch

  1. On Google Pixel Watch, swipe down and then tap Settings .
  2. Tap System and then System updates. Google Pixel Watch will check for available updates. Pixel Watch can't be used during this period.
  3. When the installation is complete, Pixel Watch will reboot. To check the current build number and the current Android security update level, go to Settings and then System and then About and then Versions and then Build number.

How to update the Pixel Watch app on your phone

Update the Google Pixel Watch app on your phone so that your watch and phone remain paired and you can continue to access the latest features.

  1. On your phone, open Google Play Store Google Play.
  2. At the top right, tap the profile icon.
  3. Tap Manage apps & device and then Updates available. If the Google Pixel Watch has an update available, it will appear here.
  4. Next to "Google Pixel Watch," tap Update.

To update the Google Play Store and Google Pixel Watch app automatically, go to How to update the Play Store & apps on Android.

How to update the apps on your Google Pixel Watch

  1. On Google Pixel Watch, press the crown.
  2. Tap Play Store Google Play and then Manage apps and then Update All.

Fix a Pixel Watch that won't update

If your Google Pixel Watch isn't updating, try this fix:

  1. On Google Pixel Watch, press and hold both the crown and side button for 20 seconds.
  2. Wait for Pixel Watch to fully reboot.
  3. Go to Settings and then Connectivity and then Bluetooth and then Turn off Bluetooth.
  4. Go to Settings and then Connectivity and then Wi-Fi and then Turn on Wi-Fi.
  5. Go to Settings and then System and then System updates.

To manually check for pending updates, go to Settings and then System and then System updates.

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