No smartwatch is perfect, and Samsung’s Galaxy Watch line has a track record of bugs and random issues. While they can be fixed on the Galaxy Watch 5, most of these errors require you to perform a factory reset on the watch, which is as simple and inconvenient as it is on a phone.
Why you might want to reset your Galaxy Watch 5
In the past, we’ve seen many different bugs make their way into our beloved Galaxy watches. During my time using the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, I have encountered many issues that cannot be fixed without completely wiping the device. Although we haven’t seen any such issues on the Watch 5 or Watch 5 Pro, that doesn’t mean they can’t happen.
Resetting the Galaxy Watch is less annoying than resetting the phone. There are fewer settings you can tweak, and if you create a backup with your Samsung account, you don’t even need to set it up again. The process is also very fast, and the pairing process is quick and easy.
How to reset Galaxy Watch 5 or 5 Pro
The process is exactly the same between the Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro. Just a few clicks in the settings menu, and you’ll be able to pair your watch again and hopefully get rid of any bugs or glitches you might be dealing with.
Before the reset, you will get a chance to backup your watch data. This backs up your existing apps and settings, which can come in handy if you don’t want to browse them again after resetting the device.
time needed: 3 minutes.
How to reset Galaxy Watch 5
- On the Watch 5 or 5 Pro, swipe down from the main watch face.
- Click on the gear settings.
- Scroll down to General, and tap on it.
- At the bottom, you will find Reset. Click on it.
- Click Next on the next page.
- Choose to backup your device, or continue and hit Reset.
Once you complete these steps, your watch will start the reset process. The process takes about 2 minutes to completely wipe your Galaxy Watch 5 or 5 Pro from all your data.
Factory resetting your watch can speed it up a bit if you find that it is starting to slow down. Random errors that may occur are usually eliminated by reset. The process is simple and straightforward, which Samsung makes very easy.
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