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How to exit the Wear OS tutorial on any version

Let's be honest. If you don't already know, you can probably figure out which way to swipe without a walkthrough.

Published onJanuary 13, 2022

Setting up a new wearable can be cumbersome and time-consuming. When you finally get to unboxing your new smartwatch, that last thing you want to do is power through a tutorial. We break down how to exit or skip the getting started guide on any Wear OS version, so you can get strapped in sooner.

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This probably isn't your first rodeo, so don't waste time with a walkthrough. Skip the standard tutorial on any Wear OS by tapping Later or, in the case of the Galaxy Watch 4, tapping excessively.


How to exit the Wear OS tutorial on Wear OS 3 devices

A Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 rests on a black leather case displaying the watches Welcome screen.
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There is only one Wear OS 3 device on the market, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. It’s a powerful smartwatch, that once you get your hands on, you’ll be eager to start using. Get going sooner by tapping out of the device’s tutorial, literally.

  1. Set up your wearable as usual until you reach the screen that says, “Take a tour of your watch.”
  2. Tap Start to begin the tour.
  3. Quickly, excessively tap the center of the watch’s display until it exits the instructionals.

If you immediately change your mind about blowing off the walkthrough, swipe to and tap on your new alert to access getting started tips. You can also read our complete guide to learn more about using your device.

How to skip the Wear OS tutorial on Wear OS 2 devices

A user reviews a notification about the Wear OS tutorial on her TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra.
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Skipping the Wear OS tutorial on the Fossil Gen 6, SKAGEN Falster Gen 6, and other new Wear OS 2 devices is straightforward. Simply follow the onscreen prompts.

  1. Set up your wearable as usual until you reach the Wear OS tutorial screen. Here you will find two options, Learn more and Later.
  2. Tap Later to postpone (and likely indefinitely skip) the Wear OS tutorial.

On these devices, skipping the welcome package will trigger a notification (as shown on the TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra above) which you can then tap to open or clear.

How to skip on older Wear OS 2 devices

A woman accesses the hidden option to skip the Wear OS tutorial on her OPPO Watch.
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On older devices like the Fossil Gen 5 or OPPO Watch, the option to exit the Wear OS tutorial is a bit more sneaky.

  1. Set up your wearable as usual until you reach the Welcome to Wear OS tutorial screen.
  2. Upfront, you will only see the button labeled Learn more. However, if you press and hold this button, a second button appears labeled Later.
  3. Tap Later to skip the Wear OS tutorial.

If you find yourself itching to go through the motions down the line, you can launch the tutorial from the Settings menu on your device. Additionally, if you start and then abandon the walkthrough, you can restart where you left off by swiping up to your notifications and tapping the relevant one.

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