Are you fed up of your Android Wear smartwatch? Maybe because it failed to meet your expectations? Or, you simply want to upgrade? These and more are the reasons for anyone to put up their Android Wear watch up for sale. Afterall, having some more money to put towards a new smartwatch is something we all fancy.
In this quick article, we will let you know how you can backup your smartwatch plus how to factory reset the watch and prepare it for sale.
First and foremost, ensure your Android Wear or Galaxy Watch’s data is backed up. By so doing, if you decide to purchase a new smartwatch, you can easily keep every of your data and won’t have to start afresh.
For Android Wear
For an Android Wear smartwatch, backing up anything does not have to happen. Just follow these steps to factory reset the device — your actual data remains on your smartphone.
Having said that, as soon as you reconnect or re-pair your Android Wear smartwatch to your mobile device, all things will be restored automatically.
This tells you that when you purchase a new smartphone, you can decide to setup your mobile device from the latest backup, and not as a new smartphone. Or else, you will be starting afresh.
For Galaxy Watch
Samsung ensures the process to backup your Galaxy Watch is very simple.
- On your Samsung Galaxy phone, launch the Galaxy Wearable app.
- After that, click on the Settings option.
- Click on About Watch and then Backup and restore.
- Now, click on Backup settings.
- Lastly, move the sliders back and forth to decide on the exact data you plan to backup. When you are through with the selection, press Back Up Now.
Bear in mind that if you plan to sell your Galaxy Watch or have it in mind to gift someone else, you will need to get rid of the Reactivation Lock in it.
The Reactivation Lock stops someone from activating the watch on their smartphone in case your Galaxy Watch is misplaced or stolen.
To disable it:
- On your Samsung Galaxy smartphone, launch the Galaxy Wearable app and select Settings.
- Click Find My Watch.
- After that, navigate to Set Security > Reactivation Lock.
- Then, simply tap the slider to disable Reactivation Lock. If you are enabling it, you will have to type in your Samsung account password.
To reset your Android Wear Watch is an easy process. The steps below functions with almost any Android Wear smartwatch out there.
- If the screen is not bright enough, click to wake your smartwatch up.
- Swipe down from the top of the screen.
- Click the Settings option.
- Click the System section.
- Scroll downwards, and press Disconnect & reset.
- You will be prompted, asking for the confirmation of your request, tap Done.
Instantly, this unpairs your smartwatch from your smartphone, and it even resets to its factory default settings. If you have a change of heart and decide to reconnect your smartwatch, simply pair it up to your smartphone once more and the apps will be brought back automatically.
On Galaxy Watch
Tizen OS watches — the OS system that most Samsung’s smartwatches are on — are quite different as regards factory reset, but it is simple like the other processes.
- On your Samsung Galaxy Watch, head to Settings.
- Locate General and click it.
- Tap Reset and click Done.
On Gear Sport and Gear S3 watches, it operates differently:
- Head to Settings.
- Click on General management.
- Click Reset Gear.
- A prompt becomes visible, click Done and confirm.
One final thing that you want to take care of before you snap images and put your Android Wear smartwatch up for sale is to clean it up. Your smartwatch has to appear sharp to make buyers want to pay good money for it.
Not just that, but a reduced value is often linked to a bad looking smartwatch, signalling that they have not been given the care they deserve. Just ensure it is clean before you bring out your camera.
For the cleaning itself, clean up your watch with a slightly damp microfiber cloth and it will do a great job.