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How to connect your Samsung Galaxy Watch to a new phone

Pairing your watch with a new phone comes with its own set of annoyances and limitations.
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November 10, 2022

Pairing your Samsung Galaxy Watch to your smartphone is a simple process, even more so if you own a Samsung device. However, it’s also pretty simple to connect the Galaxy Watch to a new phone if required. Here’s how to do just that.

QUICK ANSWER

Open Settings on your Galaxy Watch, then open General and select Connect to new phone. Be sure to create a new backup of your Galaxy Watch, then tap Continue once you're ready to reset your watch and pair it to a new phone.

How to connect your Samsung Galaxy Watch to a new phone

It’s important to note that you can’t have your Galaxy Watch connected to more than one phone simultaneously. To pair your watch with a new phone you’ll need to remove it from your original device. Additionally, the watch will reset. If you don’t back up your settings, you will lose them when you link to your new phone.

Now that this warning is out, here’s how to connect your Samsung Galaxy Watch to a new phone.

  • Open Settings on your Galaxy Watch
  • Tap General > Connect to new phone.
  • On the next screen, you should tap Back up data to initiate a backup. Follow the prompts on your paired phone.
  • Once the backup is complete, tap Continue to begin the reset.
    • Importantly, there are no warnings after this step. Tapping Continue will immediately reset your Galaxy Watch.

See also: How to factory reset your Samsung smartwatch


FAQs

It shouldn’t take more than a minute to factory reset your Galaxy Watch.

No. You cannot pair your Galaxy Watch to a new phone without resetting it.