If you can't find the name of your watch on your phone during the setup process, try these solutions.
Make sure that your watch and phone are both powered on and close together.
Complete all the steps on your watch
You won’t find the name of your watch on your phone until you complete the steps on your watch.
- When you see 'Tap to begin' on your watch, tap the screen.
- You might need to wait for your watch to power on fully.
- On your watch, choose a language.
- On your watch, accept the terms of service.
- When you see 'On your phone, download and open: Wear OS by Google' on your watch, on your phone, tap Refresh .
Turn on location sharing
On some phones, you need to turn on location sharing to set up your watch.
- On your Android phone, open the Settings app.
- Tap Location.
- If you don’t see 'Location', tap Security & location Location.
- Turn Use Location or Location on.
- Open the Wear OS app , then tap Refresh .
- Once location sharing is on, finish setting up your watch.
Tip: After you set up your watch, you can turn Use Location off again.
If you still can’t find your watch on the list
If you tried the solution above and still have issues, disconnect your watch and reset it to factory settings. You can then set up your phone and watch from the start.
Note: When you reset your watch to factory settings, all apps, settings and data on your watch are erased.
- On your watch, press and hold the Power button.
- Scroll down and tap Disconnect and reset .
- If you don't see this option, tap Unpair with phone .
- To confirm that you want to unpair and reset your watch, tap Done .
- Exit the Wear OS app .
- Set up your watch from the start.
Learn more about how to set up your watch.