Samsung recently launched its latest generation Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch 5, and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. The new Galaxy Watch 5 series comes with several upgrades, especially the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro which has a massive battery. Talking about the common changes, the Galaxy Watch 5 comes with Galaxy Watch 4 watch faces and some new watch faces. And now you can install Galaxy watch 5 watch faces on Galaxy watch 4. Here is the guide on how to get new Galaxy watch 5 watch faces on Galaxy Watch 4.
The Galaxy Watch 4 already has most of the features of the Galaxy Watch 5. There are only a few upgrades to the latest Galaxy Watch. So it will come as no surprise if most Galaxy Watch 4 users skip the Galaxy Watch 5. However, there are some Galaxy Watch 5 features that you can get on your Galaxy Watch 4, including new watch faces.
The watch face is one of the important features as it is what you will see the most in the watch. And no one wants to see the same watch face every day if there are thousands of watch faces available. Different watch faces include different data and so you can apply watch faces that include the set of data that you want to see on the first screen. Now that you know the importance of watch faces let’s look at how to install Galaxy Watch 5 new watch faces on Galaxy Watch 4.
Get Galaxy Watch 5 watch faces using Galaxy Wearable App
As you know Galaxy Watch 5 is released with some new watch faces, Samsung is now bringing some of the new watch faces to Galaxy Watch 4. Yes, you can get some of the Galaxy Watch 5 new watch faces with the official method. You don’t have to follow too many steps to get new watch faces using the wearable app.
This is possible because Samsung is rolling out an update for the Galaxy Wearable app with a new watch face. The update is rolling out in batches and we don’t know yet whether it will roll out to a specific region or will everyone get the new watch faces. But you can find out by checking the method.
As the new watch faces are available with the new update to the Galaxy Wearable app, you need to update your Wearable app. If the update is not available on your device then you can wait for a few days or you can also jump to the next method.
After updating the app, open the Wearable app and you will see some new watch faces that are part of the Galaxy Watch 5 series. You might need to browse for the new watch faces (look for orange dot on watch faces). Open the new Watch Face that you want to apply and install it.
Note: If you don’t see the install or download option on any new watch face, then make sure to reboot your phone and try again. Or you can also try reinstalling the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone.
So this is the easy method to get Galaxy Watch 5 watch faces on Galaxy Watch 4. But in case the new watch faces are not available on the Wearable app or a wearable app update is not available then you can follow the next method.
Get Galaxy Watch 5 watch faces by sideloading APK
You can also install the new watch faces of Galaxy Watch 5 by sideloading modded apk that includes new watch faces. An XDA developer niff2005 has extracted APKs for some of the new watch faces from the Galaxy Watch 5 firmware. And you can sideload APKs to get Galaxy Watch 5 watch faces on Galaxy Watch 4. Remember there are some missing watch faces in the apk bundle. So let’s see how to install the apk using adb.
Enable ADB Debugging
- Open Settings on your Galaxy Watch 4.
- Now go to About watch > Software and tap on software version 7-8 times. It will display developer mode turned on.
- Go back to settings and you will see Developer Options. Open it.
- Now in developer options, enable ADB Debugging and Debug over WiFi.
Install APK using ADB
- Connect your Galaxy Watch 4 to WiFi. Make note of the IP address (It will be in Debug Over WiFi option).
- Now connect your PC to the same WiFi.
- Open command window on your PC from the location where apks are stored. To open cmd from a folder, type in cmd in folder location and press enter.
- Enter the below command to connect to your PC.
adb connect 'Watch IP address'
- You will see a prompt on your watch to allow debugging, allow it.
- Now you can install apks one by one on your Galaxy Watch 4 using the command below.
adb -s 'Watch IP address' install filename.apk
- Make sure to replace the filename with watchface filename and do not include inverted commas.
As per the feedback from users, some watch faces are confirmed working. You can check for all watch faces that you want to try on your Galaxy Watch 4. Let us know your favorite Watch Face.