How to factory reset or reboot a Wear OS watch

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It’s important to periodically restart your smartwatch in order to keep it running smoothly. Knowing how to factory reset or reboot a Wear OS watch can be a great help. Sometimes temporary files can clog up the memory of these devices, so a restart is a good idea to get it running again. Even the most advanced Android smartwatches may need to be reset or rebooted from time to time. No matter what the reason may be, this article will show you how to reset or reboot your Wear OS watch.

How do you reboot your Wear OS watch

Some of the most reliable Wear OS watches can function for several days without needing to be restarted. No matter how great an Android smartwatch may be, it will eventually need to be rebooted. With just a few taps, you can perform this quick reboot.

Access your watch settings by scrolling down from the top and tapping on System.

Reboot Wear OS watch from the watch

(Image credit: Chris Wedel/Android Central)Here is where you will find the option to restart your Wear OS watch.The next screen will confirm that you wish to restart or power off your smartwatch. To proceed, tap on the checkmark.

If you choose to restart your Watch OS smartwatch, it will automatically be turned back on after a few seconds. If you have fully turned your Watch OS off, hold the side button down for a few seconds before turning it back on.

How do I factory reset my Wear OS watch

If you have a problem with your smartwatch or you just bought a new one, this will help you to quickly get it working again. This first set of steps will show you how to reset your WearOS watch directly from the watch.

Follow the steps above to reset your Wear OS watch. The following steps will guide you through the process of resetting your watch and removing it from your Wear OS app.

If you are pairing your watch with a new device, the following steps will help you reset your watch and remove it from the Wear OS app.

Reset Wear OS watch from the app

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Much like when you have to factory reset your Android phone, a factory reset on your Wear OS watch can be a little annoying due to the necessity of reinstalling your apps. The process works regardless of whether you are using the premium Wear OS 2 TicWatch Pro 3 Ultimate or the new Wear OS 3 Google Pixel Watch.

Getting back to normal

While the process of setting up or rebooting your WearOS smartwatch is not difficult, it can be frustrating if you depend on it for everyday use. It’s easy to refresh your Watch OS smartwatch and it won’t take long.

The steps above are applicable to Wear OS 2 or earlier devices. Wear OS 3 offers new functionality and different apps to each brand. This process will be slightly different. For the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 or Galaxy Watch 5 Wear OS 3 watches you can follow these steps to backup your watch and then reset it.

Battery for many daysThe TicWatch Pro 3 is one of few smartwatches that runs the Snapdragon 4100,, making it the king of performance. Everything on the watch runs smooth and effortless. It also boasts the longest battery life due to its dual-display technology.

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The Pixel Watch is a smart watch that offers exceptional performance and a unique design. The Wear OS watch is ideal for all occasions to keep you connected and stylish. Even the most skilled can benefit from a reboot every now and again.

Chris Wedel loves all things tech and gadgets. It can be difficult to find ways to stay connected while living in rural Kansas with his wife and their two young sons. His years of experience in the technology and mobile communications industry will ensure his success. He enjoys riding his UTV on gravel roads with good music, and tackling connectivity issues.