Set up your watch

To use your smartwatch, first connect your watch to your phone using the Wear OS by Google app.

Before you start:

Get the Wear OS by Google app

You can find the Wear OS by Google app in the App Store.

Set up your watch for the first time

Set up a Wear OS watch with an iPhone or iPad

  1. Turn on your watch.
  2. On your phone, open the Wear OS app Wear OS by Google.
  3. Tap Start setup.
  4. On your watch, follow the onscreen instructions to choose a language and accept the terms of service.
  5. On your phone, follow the onscreen instructions until you notice the name of your watch.
  6. Tap the name of your watch and then Pair. If it's not there, try these steps.
  7. You’ll find a code on your phone and watch.
  8. To finish, follow the onscreen instructions.

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.

Note: When you reset your watch to factory settings, all apps, settings, and data on your watch are erased.

  1. On your watch, tap Settings Settingsand then System.
  2. Tap Disconnect & reset Disconnect and reset. Then, confirm you want to disconnect and reset your watch.
  3. After your watch restarts, follow the onscreen instructions.
  4. On the phone you want to connect, open the Wear OS app Wear OS by Google.
  5. Tap Set it up.
  6. On your phone, follow the onscreen instructions until you notice the name of your watch.
  7. Tap the name of your watch and then Pair. If it's not there, try these steps.
  8. You’ll find a code on your watch and phone.
  9. To finish, follow the onscreen instructions.

Reconnect your watch

If your watch no longer connects with your phone or you deleted the Wear OS app, disconnect the watch from your phone. Then, try to set up your watch again.

  1. On your phone, open the Settings app and then Bluetooth.
  2. Next to your watch, tap Information Information and then Forget this device.
  3. If you haven't yet, turn on Bluetooth.
  4. Open the Wear OS by Google app Wear OS by Google.
  5. To start the setup process, tap Set it up or tap Menu Menu and then Connect a watch.
  6. To finish, follow the onscreen instructions.

Get more help

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

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