A factory data reset done on the Samsung Galay Watch 5 is a procedure that removes all data on it and brings it back to its default settings. This is usually performed when the watch is having issues that can’t seem to be fixed by other methods.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 is a premium wearable device that’s designed for people who want to keep track of their health and fitness activities. It’s an upgrade over last year’s Watch 4 model which now comes with significant changes such as the use of a sapphire glass and a much larger battery.
- Display: 1.19″ Sapphire Crystal Glass AMOLED 396 x 396px (40mm) or 1.36″ Sapphire Crystal Glass AMOED 450 x 450px (44mm)
- CPU: Samsung Exynos W920
- RAM: 1.5GB
- Storage: 16GB
- Battery: 284mAh (40mm) or 410 mAh (44mm)
- Connectivity: NFC, GPS, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi (2.4Gz & 5Ghz), LTE (optional)
- Durability: IP68, Waterproof to 50m (5ATM), MIL-STD-810H
- Software: One UI Watch 4.5 atop Wear 3.5
- Health sensors: Optical Heart Rate, Electrical Heart Sensor (ECG), Bioelectrical Impedance (BIA), Continuous SpO, Skin Temperature Sensor
- Mobile payments: Samsung Pay, Google Wallet
How do I reset my Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 to factory settings?
It’s important that you should know how the factory reset process is performed on your Samsung Galaxy Watch 5. This is usually done when you want to give your watch to another person, when trying to fix certain issues, or when you want to have a fresh start with the device. There are different reset methods you can perform, all the methods leading to the same result.
Before doing the factory reset you will need to back up your watch data.
Back up data on your Galaxy Watch 5
You can back up your Galaxy Watch 5 data using the watch or with the help of your smartphone.
Backup and restore your Galaxy Watch 5 without a phone
Swipe up from the Home screen then tap Settings.
Swipe to and tap Accounts and backup.
Tap Backup and restore.
Tap Back up to back up your current watch data to your Samsung account.
Backup and restore your Galaxy Watch 5 using a phone
Open the Galaxy Wearable app.
Tap Watch settings
Tap Account and Backup.
Tap Back up data. Select the data you want to backup, and then tap Back up.
Factory reset Galaxy Watch 5 from watch settings
You can reset your watch from its settings.
Click the watch Settings icon.
Swipe to and tap General.
Swipe to and tap Reset.
Factory reset Galaxy Watch 5 when it is off
You can hard reset the Galaxy Watch 5when it is powered off. Here’s how to do it.
Turn off your watch by simultaneously pressing and holding the Home key (Power key) and Back key until “Rebooting” displays at the bottom of the watch’s display.
Quickly press the Home key repeatedly until the Reboot Mode menu is displayed.
Press the Home key multiple times until Recovery mode is selected.
Press and hold the Home key to reboot and start the recovery.
The Galaxy Watch 5, will display another menu. Swipe down to select Wipe data/factory reset, and then swipe right. Swipe down again to select Factory data reset, and swipe right to perform the reset. When the reset completes, swipe right to reboot the watch.
Factory reset Galaxy Watch 5 using the Galaxy wearable app on your phone
You can do a hard reset using the Galaxy Wearable app on the connected phone.
Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your connected phone.
Tap Watch settings.
Tap Reset again to confirm.
Factory reset Galaxy Watch 5 using iPhone
You can do a hard reset on your Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 using the iOS Galaxy Wearable app.
Navigate to and open the Galaxy Watch app on your iPhone.
Swipe to and tap General.
Tap Reset, and then tap Reset again to confirm.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I reset network settings on Galaxy Watch 5?
On the watch, tap Settings.
Tap Mobile networks.
Tap Reset Mobile Networks.
Tap the radio button to agree to reset.
Watch will begin resetting.
- How do I soft reset Galaxy Watch 5?
Press and hold the Power button and Back button for approximately 7 seconds or until the watch power cycles.
Your Samsung watch should start rebooting.
Once the Reboot is complete, your Samsung watch should start up as normal.
- How to install apps on Galaxy Watch 5?
Open the Galaxy Wearable app on the connected phone. Swipe to and tap Store to open the watch version of the Play Store.
Find the app you want, tap it, and then tap Install. It will automatically install on your watch.
- How to uninstall Galaxy Watch 5 apps?
Open the Galaxy Wearable app, and then tap the Home tab.
Tap Apps, and then swipe to and tap Manage apps.
Tap the Delete icon (the trash can), select the app(s) you want to delete, and then tap Uninstall. Tap Uninstall to confirm.
- How to uninstall apps using the Galaxy Watch 5?
Navigate to the Apps screen that has the app you want to uninstall.