Getting Started

Find out how to get started with your new device.




Prenote info

If you have already paired your Galaxy Watch and phone, but did not set up a cellular connection, see Activate your Watch to set up your Galaxy Watch on the cellular network. To activate NumberSync on your device, visit the NumberSync tutorial.

1. Press and hold the Home button to turn on the watch. 

Note: The SIM card comes preinstalled and cannot be removed.

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2. To connect your watch with your smartphone, navigate to and select the wearable app Galaxy Wearable app, then select Start

Note: To install the Galaxy Wearable app, from the home screen select the play Play Store app > search for and select Galaxy Wearable app > select Install > Open. For more information, see the Download Apps & Games tutorial.

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3. Verify that the code on the smart phone you want to connect matches the code on the watch, then select Confirm.

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4. Review the permissions, then select Agree. Review the Google Terms of Service, then select Continue.

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5. Select the desired Google account then select Next.

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6. Select Copy.

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7. Enter your Google account password, then select SIGN IN.

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8. If you would like to restore your watch from a backup, select Next and follow the prompts. To proceed without backing up, select Skip.

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9. To setup a mobile plan select Use code and follow the prompts to complete setup. To proceed without setting up a mobile plan, select Skip.

Note: For additional information about setting up your mobile data plan, see the Activate your Watch tutorial.

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10. Set up is now complete. From your watch, select Start and follow the prompts to take a tour of your watch.

Note: After set up is complete, ensure that the software is up to date.

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