There are numerous situations that may necessitate a reset of your Samsung Galaxy Watch.
Whether you're passing it on to a family member or preparing to sell it, performing a reset is essential. Additionally, if your Samsung Watch is not charging or turning on, a reset can often be the solution you need.
This step-by-step tutorial will walk you through the various methods and options available to reset your Samsung Galaxy watch.
How to reset a Samsung Galaxy Watch
You can reset a Samsung Galaxy Watch mainly through two methods: directly from the watch's settings or via the Galaxy Wearable app. Below, we will delve into both of these methods in detail.
Reset from the watch's settings
- Navigate to Settings.
- Scroll down and tap General.
- Scroll down and tap Reset.
- Tap the checkmark and follow any on-screen instructions to start the reset.
Reset using the Galaxy Wearable app
- Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your connected phone.
- Next, tap Watch settings. Note: You can skip this step on some watch models.
- Tap General, tap Reset, and then tap Reset again to confirm.
Keep in mind that when you reset your Galaxy Watch, all your personal data will be removed and the watch will restore back to its default settings. So make sure you back up your data before you perform a reset or recovery.
How to reset Samsung Galaxy Watch with buttons
If you find yourself without access to your phone or your Samsung Galaxy Watch's touchscreen is unresponsive, you can still reset the device using its physical buttons. This process is a bit more complicated than the previous methods.
Here is how to reset Samsung Galaxy Watch with buttons:
- Turn off your watch by simultaneously pressing and holding the Home key (Power key) and Back key until "Rebooting" displays at the bottom of the watch's display.
- Quickly press the Home key repeatedly until the Reboot mode menu is displayed.
- Press the Home key multiple times until Recovery is selected. Note: If you stay idle while on the Reboot menu, the watch will start up normally.
- Press and hold the Home key to reboot and start the recovery. If you have a Galaxy Watch 4, Watch 5, or Watch 6 series watch, continue to the next step. All other watches will begin the recovery process.
- Galaxy watches running Wear OS will display another menu. Swipe down to select Wipe data/factory reset, and then swipe right. Swipe down again to select Factory data reset, and swipe right to perform the reset.
- When the reset completes, swipe right to reboot the watch.
And with that, we are wrapping up our guide on how to reset a Samsung Galaxy watch. If you're contemplating an upgrade for your smartwatch, consider exploring the Apple Watch Ultra 2 and the Apple Watch Series 9.