How to Use Samsung Gear Manager App to Pair Smartphone and Gear Watch

Author:Jake | TIME:January 26,2018

Samsung Gear smartwatches have been very popular ever since the first release in 2013. And at the very beginning, with the help of the Samsung Gear Manager app, one can connect the Gear watch to some specific Samsung smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Yet, as time goes by, things have changed. And below we will talk about more about the Samsung Gear Manager.



What is Samsung Gear Manager?

Samsung Gear Manager is an Android app developed by Samsung. This app was originally designed to pair only Samsung smartphones, but with the popularity and increasing sales of Samsung Gear smartwatches, the demand of pairing mobiles with Gear watches from other Android users and even iOS users increases at the same time. The company saw the potential and acted quickly to make the Samsung Gear Manager compatible with almost all Android devices as well as those running iOS.


After you download and install the Gear manager on your smartphone, you can connect it with the Gear watch. Once successfully paired, you can then manage the Samsung Gear from the smartphone via the Samsung Gear Manager. And depending on your configuration, you can receive notifications on the Gear without having to taking out the smartphone from your bag or pocket.



How to Install Samsung Gear Manager App on Your Phone?

It is not a problem for you to install the Samsung Gear Manager app on your smartphone. Although the manager app is compatible with a lot of mobile devices, there is still a need to check and make sure your phone is in the compatible list.


  • Android phones running Android OS 4.4 or above with at least 1.5GB of free space

  • iOS phones running iOS 9.0 or above (iPhone 5 or newer models)


If your smartphone is compatible, you can follow below instructions to install the Samsung Gear Manager app on your phone. Below we will take Samsung Galaxy phone as an example.

1. Connect your smartphone to Wi-Fi or mobile network.

2. Open the Apps drawer and from the displayed icons, tap Galaxy Apps.

Note: If this is the first time you use Galaxy Apps on the device, on the displayed Terms and conditions window, read the terms and conditions for using the program carefully and tap AGREE from the bottom.

3. In the Galaxy Apps interface, tap Search from the top-right corner and in the search field, type Samsung Gear Manager.

4. From the displayed suggestions, tap Samsung Gear Manager.

5. On the next interface, tap the Samsung Gear Manager app's icon, and from the Details window, tap INSTALL.

6. On the App permissions window, tap ACCEPT AND DOWNLOAD from the bottom to start downloading.

7. After the Samsung Gear Manager app is downloaded completely, it will automatically start installation on your Samsung smartphone.



How to Pair Samsung Gear Manager?

After the installation of Samsung Gear Manager is completed on your smartphone, follow below to pair the phone and the Gear watch.

1. On your smartphone, open the Settings app.

2. In the Settings interface, make sure both NFC and Bluetooth are turned on.

3. From the Apps drawer on your phone, tap Samsung Gear to launch the app.

4. In the next interface, tap SCAN from the bottom and leave the phone in searching mode.

5. On your Samsung Gear smartwatch, when you see something prompts, search for the available compatible devices.

6. Once your Samsung phone is detected, tap to select the your smartphone and confirm the connection (pairing) on the smartwatch and smartphone.

7. Once connected, you can start use the devices.


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