How To Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro

Are you planning to sell your Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 or gift it to your friend? Or are you trying to fix a software bug on your Samsung smartwatch? Whatever the case is, you need to perform a factory reset on your Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 or Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. It’s a straightforward process that does not require much technical knowledge. This blog post will look at different ways to factory reset your Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 series.

How to factory reset Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro

When Should You Factory Reset Your Smartwatch?

If you are selling your Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 or Galaxy Watch 5 Pro to someone, factory resetting the device is a must. It removes all the data from your phone, including your health data, apps, and settings. All the default settings will be restored. Hence, factory reset the device once before you hand over the smartwatch to someone else.

While you are trying to fix a problem on the Samsung Galaxy smartwatch, tweaking the settings does not work many times. In such a case, we are left with the factory reset option. It does the trick in most cases in removing software bugs and fixing minor problems. This method works like a charm if you face a performance issue.

Now that we know the use cases of the factory reset option let’s see how we can perform it on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro.

How to Back Up Your Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch

Before we take you to the factory reset steps, it’s important to mention that the process involves data loss. You should therefore back up your Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 data before going ahead. It will save you time in personalizing the settings on your smartwatch.

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Follow these steps to backup your Samsung smartwatch:

  1. Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone.
  2. Tap on Watch settings and go to the Account and backup section.
  3. Click Back up data.
  4. Choose the settings and apps you want to back up from the list.
  5. Tap on the Backup button. It will take a couple of seconds.
  6. Click Done.

How To Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro

I assume that you have already backed up your Samsung smartwatch. Now, let’s look at how to factory reset your Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 or Galaxy Watch 5 Pro.

Method 1: Using the Galaxy Wearable App

  1. Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone.
  2. Connect your smartwatch to the phone via Bluetooth if it’s not connected already.
  3. Tap Watch settings and select General.
  4. Scroll down and find the Reset option. Tap on it.
  5. If you haven’t backed up your smartwatch, tap Back up data to create a backup.
  6. Click Reset.

During the factory resetting process, do not press any buttons. Once the process is finished, the device will reboot automatically.

Method 2: Using the Watch Settings

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of your Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 to open the app drawer.
  2. Click on the Settings icon.
  3. Scroll down and find the General option. Tap on it.
  4. Click Reset.
  5. Take a backup of your Samsung smartwatch by clicking Back up data if you haven’t already.
  6. Click on the Reset button to begin the factory reset process.

Method 3: Using the Reboot Mode

You can easily factory reset your Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 or Watch 5 Pro using the two methods mentioned above. However, if they do not work, this method can be very useful.

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  1.  Press and hold the Home key (Power key) and Back key until your device starts Rebooting.
  2. Quickly press the Home key multiple times until you see the Reboot menu.
  3. Press the Home key to navigate to the Recovery option.
  4. Press and hold the Home key to select the Recovery option.
  5. Swipe down to select Wipe data/factory reset and swipe right.
  6. Swipe down one more time to select Factory data reset.
  7. Swipe right to begin the factory resetting process.

Method 4: Using an iPhone

If you have connected your Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 or Galaxy Watch 5 Pro to an iPhone, follow these steps to reset the smartwatch:

  1. Open the Galaxy Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Click Reset and tap the Reset option again.

Final Words

Factory resetting the Samsung smartwatch can be very helpful when selling the device or fixing a software bug. In this guide, we went through several ways to perform a factory reset on a Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 or Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. I hope this guide was useful to you. How has your experience been with the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5? Do let us know in the comments below.

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