Connect to Wi-Fi

Your watch can automatically connect to saved Wi-Fi networks when it loses the Bluetooth connection with your phone.

Turn on Wi-Fi

  1. If your screen is dim, tap it to wake up the watch.
  2. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
  3.  Tap Settings Settings 
    • If you don't see it right away, swipe left and tap Settings Settings
  4. Turn on Wi-Fi:
    • Wear OS by Google: ​Scroll down and tap Connectivity. If Wi-Fi is set to off, tap Wi-Fi to switch it to Automatic.
    • All other watches: If Wi-Fi is set to off, tap Wi-Fi and select a network. You can also add a new network.

Add or change your watch’s Wi-Fi network

  1. If your screen is dim, tap it to wake up the watch.
  2. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
  3. Tap Settings Settings.
    • If you don't see it right away, swipe left and tap Settings Settings
  4. Set up the new network:
    • Wear OS by Google: Scroll down and tap Connectivity and then Wi-Fi and then Add network.
      Note: To enter a password if a password is required, tap Enter on phone. When prompted, enter the password on your phone. Then tap Connect
    • All other watches: Tap Wi-Fi and select a network. You can also add a new network from the Wear OS by Google app on your phone.

Note: Your watch can't connect to Wi-Fi networks that take you to a page before you can connect (for example, Wi-Fi networks at places like hotels or coffee shops).

Connect to known networks

As long as your watch's Wi-Fi is on, it'll connect automatically to Wi-Fi networks saved in your phone. Note: This doesn't work on iPhones.

Fix problems connecting to Wi-Fi

Learn how to troubleshoot your watch's Wi-Fi connection.

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