The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is one of the latest smartwatches from Samsung which was released alongside the Galaxy watch 5. The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro comes in a durable titanium case paired with silicone straps while sapphire glass graces the screen. While the Wear OS with Samsung One UI is a fantastic combo, there are instances where you might want to start things afresh or perhaps you experience a glitch. Well, this post will show you how to factory reset the Galaxy Watch 5. I’ll also show you how to reboot the Galaxy Watch 5. The steps mentioned in this guide can also be applied to reset the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro.
How to Restart Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro
Restarting the Galaxy Watch 5 will soft reset the watch and oftentimes, fixes minor software issues like the watch isn’t connecting to your phone or the Wi-Fi won’t connect. This is the first line of action to take if you ever encounter any technical problems with the Galaxy Watch 5 or Watch 5 Pro.
To reboot the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, you need to press and hold both the top and lower buttons simultaneously for a couple of seconds and keep holding until you see rebooting on the screen. So press and hold both buttons to restart the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro.
How to Reset Galaxy Watch 5
How to Reset Galaxy Watch 5 From the Watch
There are two ways to automatically reset the Galaxy Watch 5 or Watch 5 Pro. You can either do this directly on-device or from the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone. Note that resetting the Galaxy Watch 5 will wipe off all your personal settings. So you might want to backup your settings before resetting the watch.
To reset the watch from the device, open the settings app and scroll down to locate General.
Then scroll down to locate Reset, select it, and confirm to reset the watch. You can choose to backup the watch which you can restore when you re-pair the watch to a phone.
How to Reset Galaxy Watch 5 From Phone
To reset the Galaxy Watch 5 from the Wearable app, open the app and tap on Watch settings. Scroll down to General and tap on it. Then scroll down to Reset, select it, and confirm to reset the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro.
How to Factory Reset Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro
There are instances where you’re completely locked out of your watch. In scenarios like this, your best bet is to manually reset the watch. Manually resetting the Galaxy Watch 5 will factory reset the watch and all your details will be wiped off. And to do this on the Galaxy Watch 5 or Watch 5 Pro is very easy.
First, press and hold both the top and lower buttons until you see rebooting on the screen, then release your fingers and press the upper button twice in quick succession. This will take you to recovery mode. In this stage, you will use the upper button to scroll through the options. So, short-press the upper button to scroll through the menu, and navigate to Recovery.
To select Recovery, press and hold the upper button for three seconds and this will take you to the recovery menu.
Once in the recovery menu, you need to navigate to factory reset. To do this, you will use the lower button to scroll through the options and use the upper button to select an option. So short-press the lower button to scroll through the options. Scroll to Wipe data/factory reset, then short-press the upper button to select it.
Short-press the lower button again to navigate to Factory Reset, then short-press the upper button to confirm. This action will wipe all data on the watch and the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro will factory reset.
Once the process is complete, you should see the option to reboot the watch, short-press the upper button to reboot the watch.
That’s how you can factory reset the Galaxy Watch 5 or Galaxy Watch 5 Pro.
How to Turn on and Turn Off Galaxy Watch 5
To turn on the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, you need to press and hold the upper button for three seconds. The will start the device and it takes about 15 seconds to boot.
Turning off the watch is perhaps the easiest. Just swipe down from the homescreen to access the control panel. Locate the power off menu and tap on it to switch off the watch. Alternatively, you can press and hold both the upper and lower buttons to enter the power menu, then tap on the power icon to turn off the watch.
Moreover, you can also turn off the Galaxy Watch 5 by pressing and holding the upper button. This will take you to the app menu where you can quickly turn off the watch. Although, you need to customize the buttons. To do this, Go to the settings app>>Advanced features and customize the keys.
In summary, this guide has shown you how to restart and how to automatically and manually reset the Galaxy watch 5.
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