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No Need to Reset Your Watch With Wear OS 4 When Changing Phones

Whether it’s the TicWatch Pro 5 by Mobvoi, the Pixel Watch by Google, or the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, all smartwatches share a common drawback: the need to reset the smartwatch when switching smartphones. However, according to the latest changelog of Wear OS 4.0, this inconvenience will soon become obsolete with the introduction of the new wearable operating system.

Up until this point, individuals who chose a smartwatch with the Google operating system had to be ready to face numerous compromises. Among these frustrating challenges was the requirement to perform a hard reset on the paired Wear OS smartwatch every time they switched smartphones. Typically, this process entailed reinstalling all accounts, apps, and watch faces.

However, there are indications that this situation will change with the release of Wear OS 4.0, as suggested by junior analyst Max Weinbach. Weinbach examined Samsung’s “One UI Watch 5 Beta” update, which is based on Wear OS 4.0. In this context, a relevant note from Samsung has been discovered, leading us to believe that the need to reset the smartwatch and lose data will no longer be necessary under Wear OS 4.0 in the future.

Transfer your watch’s data without resetting it
Switch your watch to a new phone but keep your apps, watch faces, and more. You can start switching in the general settings of your watch, in the Galaxy Wearable app.

Since this note was discovered within Samsung software, it remains uncertain whether this feature will be universally available on all devices running Wear OS 4.0. It is possible that this functionality could be exclusive to Samsung devices.

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