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Fix Pixel Watch setup and phone pairing issues

If Pixel Watch won't connect to your phone, try the troubleshooting steps below.

Step 1. Check your battery

  1. Confirm that the Pixel Watch battery is fully charged.

Step 2. Confirm that your watch is set up correctly

  1. Watch the Set up Pixel Watch video to confirm that all steps were fully completed.
  2. Update your Pixel Watch firmware.

Step 3. Connect your watch and phone through Bluetooth

  1. Make sure that your watch and phone are physically beside each other.
    • Your phone must be within 0.5 m (1.6 ft) of your Pixel Watch for Fast Pair to work.
  2. Verify that Bluetooth is enabled on your phone. Connect through Bluetooth on your Pixel phone.

Step 4. Turn on location and Wi-Fi

  1. Confirm that your location is set up. Manage your Pixel phone's location settings.
    Confirm that your phone is connected to either a Wi-Fi or mobile network.

Step 5. Factory reset and reconnect

If you've tried the steps above and Pixel Watch still won't pair with your phone, factory reset your watch to fix the issue.

Important: If you've factory reset your Watch from your phone or used the Fastboot reset method, you'll be required to sign in with your most recent PIN or Google Account login when you re-pair your phone and Watch. This will Help prevent others from using your device without permission.

A factory reset will help resolve multiple issues that you may encounter in the Google Pixel Watch app, which include:

  • Timed-out updates
  • Forgotten PIN or passcode
  • 'Something went wrong' error message
  • Frozen on the screen with the 'G' logo
Tip: After you reset your watch to factory settings, all apps, settings and data on your watch are erased.

Step 1: Reset from the Pixel Watch or Pixel Watch app

You can reset from either the Google Pixel Watch app or your Google Pixel Watch.

Reset from your Google Pixel Watch

  1. On Google Pixel Watch, swipe down and then tap Settings .
  2. Tap System.
  3. Scroll down and tap Disconnect and reset and then OK .

Important: If you've factory reset your Watch from your phone or used the Fastboot reset method, you'll be required to sign in with your most recent PIN or Google Account login when you re-pair your phone and Watch. This will Help prevent others from using your device without permission.

Reset from the Google Pixel Watch app

  1. On your phone, open the Google Pixel Watch app Google Pixel Watch.
  2. Tap System and then Reset and unpair watch.

Step 2: If you've tried the steps above and your watch still has not reset, you can reset through your phone settings

Reset from your phone settings

  1. Uninstall the Google Pixel Watch app Google Pixel Watch.
  2. Go to Settings and then Connected devices and then forget any watch devices listed.
  3. Restart the phone.
  4. After the phone has restarted, make sure that your Watch and phone are near each other. The pairing screen should appear on your phone so that you can go through the pairing process again.

Step 3: Reset from fastboot. This method should only be done after trying all other steps above.

This method should only be used if all of the other steps above did not resolve the issue.

Important: If you've factory reset your Watch from your phone or used the Fastboot reset method, you'll be required to sign in with your most recent PIN or Google Account login when you re-pair your phone and Watch. This will Help prevent others from using your device without permission.

  1. Restart your Google Pixel Watch.
  2. Long press the crown and the side button of your Google Pixel Watch for around 20 seconds until it shows a dark screen with the white 'G' logo.
    • If your watch is currently turned off, press the crown for a few seconds to turn it on.
  3. As soon as the watch shows the white 'G' logo, tap the upper left-hand and lower right-hand edges of the watch face screen at the same time. The watch will go into 'Fastboot' mode.
  4. Press the side button next to the crown to scroll down.
  5. When 'Recovery mode' is highlighted, press the crown. The message 'No command' will appear on the watch face.
  6. Press and hold the crown and swipe up on your screen at the same time. A debug screen will appear on the watch face.
  7. Swipe down until 'Wipe data/factory reset' is highlighted.
  8. Swipe right to reset your watch and PIN.
  9. Swipe right again to confirm.
  10. Reset from your phone settings.

If you've tried the steps above and your watch is still not reset, contact support.

Step 4: Reconnect your phone and watch

After you reset your watch, you'll want to reconnect your phone and watch by following the instructions to Set up Google Pixel Watch.

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