Smartwatches are meant to be exceptional watches that can do many more things than ordinary watches. That’s why these are called smartwatches, right? You can use features like music control, Bluetooth calling, playing games, making notes, setting alarms, and so many other features. But do you know you can even control your smartphone using a smartwatch? In this article, let’s check out how to control your Android phone using a Wear OS smartwatch like the Galaxy Watch 4 or 5.
How to Control Android Phone Using Wear OS Smartwatch
Suppose you are using an Android Wear smartwatch running Wear OS. In that case, you can install a third-party app on the same that lets you control the connected Android phone and remotely perform tasks like turning on the flashlight, locking the device, changing the volume, opening, and closing apps, and more directly via the watch. Let us show you the same in detail using the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 running the latest Wear OS 3.
However, this guide applies to most Wear OS smartwatches available in the market. This includes the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4/5, Google Pixel Watch, Fossil Gen 6, TicWatch Pro 3, TicWatch E2, Fossil Gen 5, Fossil Sports, and more.
Install SimpleWear on Your Watch and Phone
First, you must install an app called SimpleWear on your phone and the watch. SimpleWear lets you control certain functions on your phone from your WearOS watch and needs to be installed on both devices. Follow the steps mentioned below to do it:
Step 1: Open Google Play Store on your watch and click on the search icon.
Step 2: Search SimpleWear and select the app.
Step 3: Click on the Install button. Install the same app on your phone as well.
Step 4: Open the app on your watch, and it will automatically show Connected if your watch is already connected to the phone via Bluetooth.
Step 5: Here, you can see your phone’s connection status and battery level. And you can check out all the actions you can perform on your phone via the smartwatch.
Enable SimpleWear on Your Phone
Now, you have to enable the SimpleWear app on your phone and allow the required permissions to let the watch control your phone. Here are the steps to do it:
Step 1: Open the SimpleWear app on your phone, and you will see all the features that need permission to enable.
Step 2: Allow the permissions for the features you want to use on the watch to control your phone.
Control Your Android Phone Using Your Smartwatch
Finally, after giving the required permissions, you can now use the SimpleWear app on your watch to control your phone. You can check all the features enabled on your phone, like Bluetooth, WiFi, etc. You can enable/disable them right from the watch.
Apart from that, you can also open any app on your phone through the smartwatch itself.
Here are all the features of your smartphone that you can control through your Wear OS watch:
- Mobile Data
- Lock Screen
- Do not Disturb
- Play Media
- Sleep Timer
- WiFi Hotspot
This is how you can control your smartphone using a Wear OS smartwatch. This app makes your smartwatch smarter than what you are using previously. You can use the SimpleWear app to open apps on your phone, control media from different entertainment apps, control features, and more. Do try this app and let us know your experience of controlling your smartphone using your smartwatch. Also, stay tuned with WearablesToUse for more interesting articles!