Set up your watch

To use your smartwatch, first connect your watch to your phone with the Wear OS app.
Watches that run Wear OS 3 are not compatible with the Wear OS app. Learn how to find the OS version on your watch. For the Galaxy Watch 4 series, follow these steps to setup your watch.
Important: The steps below are for Wear OS and may vary based on your manufacturer, device, and software version.

Before you start

Before you start

Get the Wear OS app

You can find the Wear OS app in the Google Play Store.

Set up your watch for the first time

Set up a smartwatch with an Android phone

  1. Turn on your watch.
  2. On your phone, open Wear OS Wear OS by Google.
  3. Tap Set it up.
  4. On your watch, to choose a language and accept the terms of service, follow the on-screen instructions.
  5. On your phone, follow the on-screen instructions until you find the name of your watch.
  6. Tap the name of your watch.
  7. You'll find a code on your phone and watch.
  8. To finish, follow the on-screen instructions.

Tip: When your device and watch successfully connect, you'll find "Connected" in the Wear OS app. When they're not, on your watch's screen, you'll find Disconnected disconnect.

If you've set up your watch before

Set up your watch with a new phone


  • Your watch can only connect to one phone at a time. To use a different phone with your watch, first use your current phone to disconnect.
  • When you reset your watch to factory settings, it erases all apps, settings, and data on your watch.
  1. If the screen is dim, tap it to wake up the watch.
  2. From the top of the screen, swipe down and tap Settings Settings and then System.
    • On some watches, you need to swipe left for this option.
  3. Scroll and tap Disconnect and reset Disconnect and reset.
    • If you don't have this option, tap Unpair with phone Disconnect and reset.
  4. To confirm, tap Done Done.
  5. On the phone you want to connect, open Wear OS Wear OS by Google.
  6. Tap Set it up.
  7. After your watch restarts, follow the on-screen instructions.
Set up watch


Set up another watch with your phone

You can use more than one watch with your Android phone. To add another watch:

  1. On your phone, open Wear OS Wear OS by Google.
  2. Next to the connected watch's name, tap the Down arrow Drop down arrow and then Add a new watch.
  3. To finish, follow the on-screen instructions.

Change your watch's language

Your watch and your phone always use the same language. To change the language on your watch, switch the language on your phone.

Get more help

If you have trouble when you set up your watch, try these troubleshooting steps.

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