Recently the Galaxy Watch 4 was available at a heavy discount (the Watch 4 Classic is $95 off) during Prime Day deals. If you own a Galaxy Watch 4 or are thinking of buying one and want to know whether you can use it without a phone, then yes you can use the watch without a phone. Here’s how to use Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 without Phone.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is one of the best selling smartwatches in the world. A major reason behind the success of the Galaxy Watch 4 is the availability of better health features than any other smartwatches in the competition. The watch comes with Google’s wearOS and it doesn’t support iPhones. In a recent study, Sleep Health Journal compares the Galaxy Watch 4 to medical-grade equipment, yes, it is that good. And the best thing is, you can even use it without a smartphone, here’s how you can use Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 without a phone.
One of the best features of the Galaxy Watch 4 is the Standalone mode, the feature gives you access to use the watch without your smartphone. In this article, you can explore more about the Standalone mode and different ways by which you can use your Galaxy Watch 4 without a phone.
What is Standalone mode?
While using the Standalone mode on the Galaxy Watch 4, it is not connected or paired with your smartphone. It will act as a standalone watch, you can use it to perform simple tasks or use health features or apps that don’t require an internet connection. If you own an LTE variant of the Galaxy Watch 4, then you’ll be able to send or receive messages from your watch in standalone mode.
If you want to check you’re on standalone mode, you can do it by swiping down the moment bar on your Galaxy Watch 4. Now you know that you can use your smartwatch without a phone, so here’s how you can enable standalone mode on your Galaxy Watch 4.
How to Setup & Use Galaxy Watch 4 without a phone
Before moving ahead, just want to mention that you can only use the standalone mode on initial setup or first-time setup, or simply reset your Galaxy Watch 4. Once you perform a reset you’re good to go to enable or turn on the standalone mode.
Note: If you want to reset your watch, then you can do it easily from Settings > General > Reset.
- Turn on your Galaxy Watch 4.
- Tap on the Let’s Go button on the first screen.
- Scroll down a bit and tap on the question mark icon available at the bottom.
- It will open a new page with more details, scroll down and tap on here link available at the bottom.
- On the next screen or prompt, you’ll be asked if you’re sure to use your Galaxy Watch 4 without a phone or not.
- Scroll down once again and tap on the restart button to reboot your Galaxy Watch 4 in standalone mode.
- Grant the permissions if required, on the terms and conditions as well as on the next page.
- Now it will as you to log in with your Samsung account, you can log in if you want or you can tap on the skip button.
- Set a time zone.
- Now create a pin for restoring or backing up data.
- That’s it.
If you want to connect your Galaxy Watch 4 to your smartphone, then you can easily do it by heading over to the Settings > Connect to phone > Tap on the tick mark icon, then enter a pin you created during setup. Make sure to install the Galaxy Wearable app on your Android smartphone running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or newer.
Can I install apps on Galaxy Watch 4 without a phone?
Yes, you can install or remove apps on the Galaxy Watch 4 running on a standalone mode. If you want to install an app on your watch, then simply connect it to the WiFi connection. With the watch connected to the internet, you can log in with the Samsung account and download any app from the Galaxy Store. Search the app you want to install, once you find tap on the install button.
Now if you want to uninstall an app from your watch, you can do it easily by holding an app on the Apps screen and then tap on Uninstall option. That’s it.
Can I make calls on Galaxy Watch 4 without a phone?
If you own an LTE variant of Galaxy Watch 4 or Watch 4 Classic, then you can make calls from your watch with the eSIM number you’re using on your watch by going to the Phone app on your watch.
If you own a Bluetooth variant and use your watch in standalone mode, then you’ll not be able to make calls directly from your watch.
Can I update my Galaxy Watch 4 without a phone?
Yes, you can easily update your Galaxy Watch 4 to the newest available software on standalone mode, you can update your watch by moving to the Settings > General > Watch software upgrade, if there’s a new update you can download it on your watch and start using it.
Can I use health features on Galaxy Watch 4 without a phone?
Yes, you can use health features on your watch without a phone. There’s no need to connect Galaxy Watch 4 to a phone to use health features or activities.
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