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How to make phone calls using your Samsung Galaxy Watch

Use your favorite Samsung wristwear to keep in touch.
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December 21, 2022

With everything that wearables can now do, we’re all a fancy car and good suit away from being James Bond. Follow the steps below to make and receive phone calls on your Galaxy Watch.

Read more: Everything you need to know about the Galaxy Watch

QUICK ANSWER

To make a phone call with your Galaxy Watch, open the phone app, then select a contact or enter a phone number using the keypad.


JUMP TO KEY SECTIONS

Make a call with your Galaxy Watch in three simple steps

Place phone calls right from your wrist on your Samsung Galaxy Watch. If you have a Bluetooth-only device, you will need to be connected to your paired smartphone. With an LTE model, you can place and answer calls even without your phone nearby.

  • On your Galaxy Watch, navigate to and tap the green Phone icon.
  • Tap the keypad icon to dial a number or the Contacts icon to select a specific contact.
  • Tap the green phone icon to make a call.
    • On a Wi-Fi model, your paired phone will make the call, and your Galaxy Watch will act as a speakerphone.
    • On an LTE model, tap either the phone icon or watch icon to use the paired phone or watch.

How to transfer calls from your watch to your phone

A Galaxy Watch 5 Pro user switches calls.
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If you’re scrambling to find your phone before you miss a call, you can always answer incoming calls on your watch and then transfer over. On a Galaxy Watch 4 or Galaxy Watch 5 series device, tap the three dots, then tap Switch to phone. On all other Galaxy Watches, tap the phone icon in the center of the watch.

How to answer an incoming call

A Galaxy Watch 5 Pro user receives a phone call on wrist.
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To answer an incoming phone call, simply swipe the green phone icon to the right. Conversely, swiping the red phone icon will decline an incoming call. If you receive a call while you are already on the phone, you can swipe the green phone icon, then tap Hold current call or End current call. If you choose to put the first call on hold, tap the three vertical dots, then tap Swap to return to the original call when ready.


Read more: Common Galaxy Watch problems and solutions

FAQs

If you own an LTE model Samsung Galaxy Watch you can receive calls and messages without being connected to a phone. You will need to activate service for your watch through your cell phone carrier.

Both the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro have a speaker for on-wrist phone calls.