How to factory reset Wear OS smartwatch easily

reset Wear OS smartwatch

reset Wear OS smartwatch

If you are having any problem with your Wear OS smartwatch, the final solution to solve them is factory reset Wear OS smartwatch. It will fix any software issues in your Wear OS smartwatch. If you are going to give your Wear OS to a new owner or if you are going to pair your Wear OS smartwatch with a new phone, this process is needed. It will restore your wearable to its factory settings.

In this tutorial, we are going to talk about the fact that how to factory reset Wear OS smartwatch. Before doing this, there are things you need to know. When doing factory reset, all the data in your watch like your personal info, and the apps you have installed, music, settings, files will be deleted. Therefore firstly you need to backup your data. But the data that is synced with Google’s servers, will remain with your Google account.

reset Wear OS smartwatch

factory reset Wear OS smartwatch

Follow below steps, in order to factory reset Wear OS smartwatch.

  1. Wake your watch by either tapping its primary button or the display.
  2. Swipe down from the top of the screen and select the Settings. Go to the System and select it.
  3. Scroll down you will be able to see Disconnect & reset. Select it. Unpair with phone is the same option as Disconnect & reset.
  4. Confirm that you’d like to unpair your phone by selecting the tick and start the factory reset.

This process will take some time to be completed. Factory reset Wear OS smartwatch will not delete the apps you’ve installed on your smartphone like any watch face apps or the Wear OS. You need to uninstall them too.

If you are having any issues with your Wear OS smartwatch, check out the article below.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I add apps to smartwatch Wear OS?

Firstly, If the Wear OS smartwatch’s screen is dim, tap screen to wake up your watch. Then press the power button. You will be able to see your list of apps. Next, Scroll and select Play Store. You’ll be signed up with the Google Account that you used to set up your watch. Scroll and check for the “Apps on your phone” section. Tap Install to download the app.

What is Wear OS compatible with?

Wear OS works with phones that running Android 6.0+ (excluding Go edition) or iOS 13.0+. Supported features in Wear OS will be different between platforms and countries. Wear OS for iOS is available for iPhone 5S+ and later versions.

What is the difference between Wear OS and Android Wear?

Android Wear was announced on March 18 2014 and later it was rebranded as Wear OS on March 15 2018. Wear OS is an Android based operating system that receives semi regular features and security updates like the version of Android that used billions of smartphones around the world.

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