The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is powered by Google’s Wear OS. It receives regular software updates with improvements and new features from time to time. You can update the watch manually to the latest version to enjoy the latest features and an improved experience. Having said that, in this article, I will share how to download an OTA or update the software on the Galaxy Watch 4.
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How to Update Software on Galaxy Watch 4
To update the Galaxy Watch 4, you need to follow some simple steps. Before that, keep the watch connected to a Wifi network and make sure it has ample battery as the process may take longer depending upon the update size.
Method 1- Download OTA on Galaxy Watch 4
The easiest way to update the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is direct via Settings on the watch. All you need is an active internet connection via Wifi or phone.
Step 1: Swipe up on the watch home screen and go to Settings.
Step 2: Click on Software update and it will start checking for updates.
Step 3: If any update is available, it will automatically start downloading it.
Step 4: After downloading is done, click on the Install now button.
You may see a warning if the battery is less than 30%. In that case, plug the watch and let it charge for a few minutes.
Step 5: The watch will now start installing the update- this will take a few minutes.
Once the firmware is updated, the watch will restart and also show you a notification saying “Watch updated.”
Method 2- Update Software Via Galaxy Wearable App
Alternatively, you can also update your watch through the phone. To do so, keep the watch connected to your phone via Bluetooth and follow the steps below:
Step 1: Open the Galaxy Wearable app and go to Watch settings.
Step 2: Click on Watch software update and it will show if an update is available or the watch is up to date.
Step 3: If available, the app will download and transfer the OTA update to the Galaxy Watch 4.
Bonus: Why Update Your Smartwatch?
Some people might wonder why is it necessary to keep the watch updated to the latest version. Well, the manufacturer (in this case, Samsung), keeps pushing new features, performance improvements, and bug fixes regularly.
The OTA updates also bring security updates and make your watch more secure and stable. Apart from these updates, brands keep working on providing support for some third-party apps or missing features via updates.
This is how you can update your Galaxy Watch 4 via phone or through the watch directly. We also discussed the importance of updating the watch to the latest version. Stay tuned for more helpful content about the Galaxy Watch 4 on WearablesToUse.