Samsung Galaxy Watch is a superb smartwatch that works great, but some users like to keep updated with the latest technology. Whether you wish to pair another smartwatch to your phone or you wish to pair your Samsung Watch with a new mobile, one thing you need to do is unpair the Samsung Watch from the phone.
In this guide, you will find different methods to unpaid Samsung Galaxy Watch temporarily or permanently and with or without your phone. So, simply follow the different ways on how to unpair Samsung Galaxy watch from any phone, and before unpairing it make sure to create a backup of data that you haven’t created earlier.
Note: All the methods discussed in this guide will be applicable for all Samsung Galaxy Watch including Samsung Watch 3, Samsung Watch 4, Samsung Watch Active 2, Samsung Watch Active, and Samsung Galaxy Watch 5.
How To Permanently Disconnect Samsung Galaxy Watch From Any Phone?
If you have bought a new Samsung Galaxy Watch or if you have bought a new phone, in both cases you need to disconnect the Samsung Watch from the phone permanently.
Before you permanently unpair the watch, backup the data of the Samsung watch otherwise you will lose all the stored data from the watch.
Note: If you don’t know how to backup Samsung Watch then you should go to the Extra Tip section in this article. There I have mentioned the steps to do this.
Below are the different ways to unpair Samsung Watch from any phone permanently.
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Way 1: Reset Via Samsung Watch
If you wish to unpair Samsung Watch without using your phone then you can reset it from the Galaxy Watch itself.
Here, follow the steps to reset Samsung Watch through the Watch itself.
Step 1: On your Galaxy Watch open the Settings app.
Step 2: After this, tap on General and then scroll down and hit on Reset.
Step 3: Choose Backup (only if you haven’t made a backup) and then tap on Reset.
Way 2: Reset By Connecting With A New Phone
You need to first connect the Galaxy Watch via Bluetooth with a new phone. After connecting it, follow the below steps to do further.
Step 1: Go to Settings > General.
Step 2: Then choose Connect With New Phone.
Step 3: At last, select Reset and then you need to follow the on-screen steps.
Way 3: Reset Using Wearable App
Step 1: Navigate to Galaxy Wearable App > Watch Settings.
Step 2: Then tap on General > Reset.
Step 3: Lastly, hit on Reset Option.
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Way 4: Unpair Galaxy Watch Via Bluetooth Settings
Step 1: On your phone, run the Settings app.
Step 2: Then hit on Connection > Bluetooth.
Step 3: Now, tap on Settings icon next to the Watch.
Step 4: At last, tap on Unpair icon.
How To Temporarily Disconnect Samsung Galaxy Watch With Any Phone?
When you temporarily disconnect the Samsung Watch from your phone then it disables notifications and stops syncing the watch to your mobile. You will not lose any data as it doesn’t reset the Galaxy Watch. Later on, you can connect them back without resetting the watch.
Now, let’s learn the different ways to temporarily unpair Samsung Watch from any phone.
Way 1: Turn Off Samsung Watch’s Bluetooth
You can simply disconnect the Galaxy Watch by turning off the Bluetooth feature of the watch. You can do it very easily without your smartphone.
Follow the below steps to do the same.
Step 1: Launch the Settings app on your watch.
Step 2: Then tap on Connections > Bluetooth.
Step 3: Now, turn off Bluetooth service.
Note: You can enable the Bluetooth service on your Galaxy Watch when you wish to reconnect.
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Way 2: Turn Off Phone’s Bluetooth
Another easy way to temporarily disconnect Samsung Watch from any phone is by disabling the Bluetooth service on your phone.
So, follow the below steps to turn off Bluetooth feature on your phone.
Step 1: Go to the Quick Settings menu.
Step 2: There, tap on Bluetooth icon to turn it off.
Alternatively, you can go to Settings > Connections > Bluetooth. Then toggle off Bluetooth service.
Way 3: Use Galaxy Wearable App
You can also use the Samsung Galaxy Wearable app to temporarily disconnect/unpair Samsung watch from any phone.
Below, learn how to unpair Galaxy Watch from any phone using the Galaxy Wearable app.
Step 1: Launch the Galaxy Wearable app.
Step 2: Tap on 3 bar icon situated at the top of the Navigation Drawer.
Step 3: Select Disconnect.
This will temporarily disconnect the Samsung Watch from your phone and you will receive a message telling you that “Your Watch Isn’t Connected With Phone”. To reconnect it tap on Connect button on the Galaxy Wearable app’s home screen.
Or, you can open the navigation drawer using the 3 bar icon and hit the same icon beside your watch.
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Extra Tip: Backup & Restore Samsung Galaxy Watch Data
You can easily backup the Samsung Watch data and restore it.
Here, follow the steps to do so.
Steps To Backup Samsung Watch Data
Step 1: First open the Galaxy Wearable App on your phone that is connected to your Galaxy Watch.
Step 2: After this, tap on Settings > About Watch.
Step 3: Choose Backup And Restore and then tap on Backup Settings.
Step 4: Hit on the toggle switch next to every option and then select BACK UP NOW. This will back up all your Samsung Watch data in the Samsung Cloud.
Steps To Restore Samsung Watch Data
Once you unpair the Samsung Watch from any phone and after connecting the Galaxy Watch with a new phone you can restore the backed-up data of the Watch.
Below learn how to restore Samsung Watch data from backup.
Step 1: Run the Galaxy Wearable App on your phone.
Step 2: Then tap on Settings.
Step 3: After this, tap on About Watch > Backup And Restore.
Step 4: Choose Restore and then toggle on each option.
Step 5: At last, tap on Restore Now.
In this article, we have seen the various ways to unpair Samsung Galaxy Watch from any phone. You can unpair the watch temporarily or permanently according to your choice and situation. If you wish to permanently unlink your Samsung Watch from your phone then don’t forget to backup your Samsung Watch data to keep it safe.
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