Fix: Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Not Connecting to Any Android Phones

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is a premium offering from the company regarding a smartwatch. It does more than just what an average smartwatch can do. But with all its bells and whistles, this device is not entirely free of faults. Some users have reported problems with pairing and connectivity while using the Galaxy Watch 4 with any device.

If you have been trying to connect your smartwatch to your smartphone, and every time you get an error message, you are doing something wrong, or there is some inconsistency with the software on the watch or the phone. So here in this article, we will discuss everything you can try to fix this problem. Now, without any further ado, let’s get into it.

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How to fix Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Not Connecting to Any Android Smartphone?

Samsung smartwatches are perfectly compatible with Samsung smartphones. And by default, we get WearOS running the Galaxy Watch 4. And that should mean good compatibility across all Android smartphones. But, sometimes, that is not the case. So let’s see what we can do to fix this.

Connect properly:

If the requirements are not met, one cannot establish a proper connection between an Android smartphone and the Galaxy Watch 4. By default, Samsung and non-Samsung phones require the Galaxy Wearable app. And along with that, the non-Samsung devices also require the Galaxy Watch 4 plugin and Samsung Accessory Service. Using the Galaxy Wearable app, this plugin and accessory service can be installed on a non-Samsung smartphone. So ensure you have everything set up according to the smartphone you are using. Once you have done that, follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your Android smartphone.
  • Tap on Start to allow your phone to search for your watch.
  • Confirm the six-digit code on your watch with that on your phone.
  • Then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the pairing process.
  • If your phone cannot detect the watch, go to your phone and watch’s Bluetooth settings menu. Turn off the Bluetooth on both devices and then turn it on again.

Try the next solution if you can still not connect your smartwatch to your smartphone.

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Reboot both devices:

Sometimes all that needs to be done to fix an issue is a device restart. Do the same with both your smartphone and the smartwatch, and then you can try connecting again. To restart your watch, press and hold the home(Power) button on your watch. Then tap on Power off. Once the device is turned off, press and hold the home(Power) key again, and the watch will turn on.

Similarly, do the same for your smartphone. Press and hold the power button and the volume +/- button and tap on restart. Different smartphones have different mechanisms for a reboot. So depending on your smartphone, perform the restart.

If you cannot connect your smartphone to the smartwatch even after the restart, try the next solution mentioned below.

Check the battery:

Like every device, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 needs an adequate charge to function correctly. So connect the charging cable of your smartwatch to the device and charge it for a while. Once the battery icon shows full, try to connect the smartwatch to the smartphone again.

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Try the following solution mentioned below if you can still not connect your smartphone to the smartwatch.

Update the Galaxy Wearable app:

You need the Galaxy Wearable application on your Android smartphone for the Galaxy Watch 4 to connect to the smartphone. But you need to ensure that you have the latest version of the application running on your device. An outdated version might result in incompatibility with some Android devices. To update the smartphone, follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Open up the Google Play Store on your Android smartphone.
  • Search for Galaxy wearable here.
  • Once you find it, tap on it to open the App screen.
  • Here, you will see the update button if an update is pending. Tap on the update button and then wait for the process to be complete.
  • Once the update is complete, try connecting your Galaxy Watch 4 to your Android smartphone again.

Try the following solution mentioned below if you can still not connect your smartphone to the smartwatch.

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Update the Watch:

You also need the smartwatch running on the latest software version like the wearable application. You can check for any pending updates for your smartwatch on the Galaxy Wearable app on your smartphone. Scroll down in the app and then tap on Watch Software update. Then tap on Download and wait for the installation to complete. Once the installation is complete, try connecting the Galaxy Watch 4 to your Android smartphone again.

Try the following solution mentioned below if you can still not connect your smartphone to the smartwatch.

Update the smartphone:

You need to have the latest version of your phone’s UI installed to ensure you have the least amount of bugs on your smartphone. Even with the smartwatch, a compatibility issue can be resolved if your Android smartphone is up to date. To update the smartphone, follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Open up Settings on your smartphone.
  • Tap on About inside the settings menu.
  • Now, tap on Software update and wait for your smartphone to detect a system update.
  • If there is any pending update, it will show up here. Tap on the Download and install button here and wait until the update is successfully installed.
  • Your phone will restart on its own after the update is complete.

Try the following solution mentioned below if you can still not connect your Android smartphone to the Galaxy Watch 4 smartwatch after updating your smartphone.

Check Phone’s System Language:

If you have set the system language on your smartphone different from what it is on the smartwatch, that could also result in incompatibility in some cases. So ensure you have English set as the default language for your smartwatch and the smartphone. The watch comes with English as its default language, and you do not need to tweak it. However, you need to check and ensure the system language on your smartphone is set to English. To change the system language of your smartphone, follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Open up Settings on your smartphone.
  • Tap on General Management (System) inside the settings menu.
  • Now, tap on Language and then wait for your smartphone to show every Language available for the device.
  • Select English here and then close the settings app.

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Then try connecting the two devices again. Try the following solution mentioned below if you can still not connect your Android smartphone to the Galaxy Watch 4 smartwatch.

Clear Cache for the App (Android Only):

Cache memory is stored by an application to ensure faster loading and opening time for the application. But sometimes, the cache develops inconsistencies within it, leading to problems for the end-user. So you need to clear out the cache data for the Galaxy Wearable application and check whether that resolves your trouble with connectivity. To clear out the cache data, follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Open up Settings on your smartphone.
  • Tap on Apps inside the settings menu.
  • Then tap on the Galaxy Wearable application. The application settings page will show up.
  • Here, tap on storage and then tap on clear cache.
  • You might see a pop-up box asking for confirmation on the choice. Give it the confirmation, and the cache data for the app will be cleared.

Now open up the application again. It will load up slower than usual this time, so be patient. Once the application loads up, try connecting the two devices again. Try the following solution mentioned below if you can still not connect your Android smartphone to the Galaxy Watch 4 smartwatch.

Re-pair Watch:

You should try this specific solution only if you have previously paired your smartwatch with your smartphone. Some users could not connect their watch to the smartphone despite having both of them paired previously. There could be something wrong with the pairing done once, so you should re-pair the two devices and see if that solves the connectivity problem. To unpair your watch and smartphone, follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Open up Settings on your smartphone.
  • Tap on Connections inside the settings menu.
  • Now, tap on Bluetooth, and the list of paired devices will show up in a list.
  • Tap on the Settings icon next to the watch name and choose Unpair.
  • Now go back to the Galaxy Wearable app and re-pair your smartwatch with your smartphone.

If this solution does not work as well, try the final solution mentioned below.

Reset Watch:

As a final solution, you can try resetting your smartphone. In most cases, electronic devices need a reset occasionally to ensure everything is working well without any software inconsistencies. To reset your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Open up the Galaxy Wearable application on your smartphone.
  • Ensure that the smartphone and the smartwatch are connected via Bluetooth.
  • Then tap on Watch Settings on the app.
  • Navigate to General > Reset.
  • Tap on Reset again to confirm your selection.

So these are all the solutions to fix the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 not connecting to any android smartphone issue. Undoubtedly, one of the solutions mentioned above should work for you. If you have any questions or queries about this article, comment below, and we will get back to you. Also, check out our other articles on iPhone tips and tricks, Android tips and tricks, PC tips and tricks, and much more for more helpful information.

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