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How to Install Snapchat On Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 or 5

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5 run Google’s Wear OS, which opens many capabilities, including the option to download apps from Play Store directly on the watch. And, if an app isn’t available on the watch’s Play Store, you can sideload it, which we’ve used to install Snapchat on the Galaxy Watch 4. In this article, let’s see how to install and use Snapchat on Galaxy Watch 4 and 5 or any other WearOS smartwatch for that matter.

How to Install Snapchat on Galaxy Watch 4 or 5

Snapchat is not officially available for Galaxy Watch yet, but you can easily sideload the APK and use it on your Galaxy watch 4 and 5. And while it’s a little tough to operate on such a small circular screen, you can still use many features like watching snaps, friends list, messages, sharing snaps, etc.

Let’s now check out how to install and use Snapchat on the Galaxy Watch 4 and 5.


Enable ADB Debugging on Galaxy Watch

Firstly, to sideload the Snapchat APK on your Galaxy Watch 4 or 5, you have to enable ADB debugging on the watch. Ensure the watch and phone are connected to the same WiFi network. Then, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Swipe up on the watch’s home screen.

Step 2: Click the settings icon and go to the About watch section.

Step 3: Select Software info and tap several times on the Software version until it shows “Developer mode turned on.”

Step 4: Go back to the settings page and select Developer options.

Step 5: Enable the ADB debugging toggle and confirm it.

Step 6: After that, select Wireless debugging, enable the toggle, and click on Allow.

Step 7: Enable Debug over Wi-Fi, and it will show an IP address in a few seconds. Note down the IP address without the 5555 string- it’s not required.

Connect Phone with Galaxy Watch Over WiFi

Now, you have to connect your phone and the watch over WiFi to sideload the APK through the IP address. Here’s how you can do it:

Step 1: Install the Easy Fire Tools app on your phone and open it.

Step 2: Press the Agree button and click on the sidebar menu icon.

Step 3: Select Settings and Click on IP Address.

Step 4: Enter the watch’s IP address you noted earlier and click OK.

Step 5: Go back to the app’s homepage and click on the plug icon at the top right corner.

Step 6: Click on Continue and confirm the debugging request on the watch.

The watch is successfully connected to your phone for debugging and sideloading the APK over WiFi.

Sideload Snapchat APK on Galaxy Watch

After connecting the watch and phone, it’s time to sideload the Snapchat APK. Check out the steps mentioned below to do it:

Step 1: Open Easy Fire Tools and click the CUSTOM APK FILE option.

Step 2: Click on Select file and select the Snapchat APK file from your phone.

Step 3: Click on the Install button and confirm sideloading.

It will transfer and install the APK to your Galaxy Watch in a few minutes.

Using Snapchat on Galaxy Watch 4 and 5

Finally, after sideloading the APK, you can use Snapchat on your Galaxy Watch 4 or 5. Follow the steps mentioned below to use it:

Step 1: Swipe up on the watch’s home screen.

Step 2: Scroll down and click on the Snapchat icon.

Step 3: You will see some misplacement due to the smaller screen size, but click on Log in to continue.

Step 4: Allow permission and log in with your phone number and password.

Step 5: Now, tap on the bottom button icon and allow some permissions.

Step 6: After that, it will show a camera error which will come as there is no camera on the watch. Click on CANCEL.

Step 7: On the homepage of the app, it will show a regular camera interface. You can click on the friends’ icon, check snaps, and add friends from there.

You can also access features like sharing snaps, and messages, watching stories, and more. You cannot create stories on the watch, though.

If you find yourself confused or stuck in any process, here’s an even more detailed guide on installing APK on Galaxy Watch.

Wrapping Up

This is how you can install and use Snapchat on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, 5, or any other WearOS smartwatch. You can easily sideload the APK on your Galaxy Watch and use it, as mentioned above. Let us know your experience using Snapchat on your watch in the comments below, and stay tuned with WearablesToUse for more interesting articles!



Himanshu Kansal

Himanshu roams around the Internet to find the latest happenings in Tech Industry to stay updated about everything Tech. Apart from being a Tech Writer, he also makes content on YouTube and is passionate about Smartphones and Gadgets.