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How to Install Apps on Galaxy Watch 4 – step by step guide

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One of the benefits of the move back to Wear OS from the Tizen platform is that you get access to more apps. Although an outstanding platform with a very user-friendly interface, the Tizen OS suffered limitations as far as apps for Galaxy Watches are concerned. So, it was not a surprise to see Samsung smartwatch fans as well as wear OS fans cheer the news that Wear OS will power Galaxy Watch 4 series. As a result, you will find apps like Google Maps, Spotify, and many more on the Galaxy Watch 4. This simple guide will show you how to install apps on the Galaxy Watch 4 as well as how to uninstall them.

Before we proceed, you should know that because the Galaxy Watch 4 series run on the Wear OS platform, you will need to add a Google account before you can get access to Google Playstore. You can add a Google account when you set up the watch OR you can add a Google account directly from the Watch. Don’t worry, continue to learn how to add a Google account to the Galaxy Watch 4.

How to Add a Google Account to Galaxy Watch 4

  1. To add a Google account to the Galaxy Watch 4, scroll up from the homescreen to access the list of apps. Select the Settings app.
  2. Find the settings app and tap to open. Scroll down to find accounts and backups, tap to open. Then follow the system prompts to add your Google account to the watch.

How to Install Apps on Galaxy Watch 4

There are two ways to install apps on the Galaxy Watch 4. You can install apps from the Galaxy Wearable app or directly on the watch.

To install apps from the Galaxy Wearable app, simply open the app, find “store” at the bottom of the page, and tap to open. This will take you to Google Playstore where you can choose to install any app of your choice. Note that your watch must be nearby.

To install an app directly from the Galaxy Watch 4, follow the steps below. Note that with a working WiFi connected to the watch, you can actually install apps without your phone nearby. Otherwise, just turn on Internet access on your phone and have your watch nearby.

  1. Find the Google Playstore app and tap to open.
  2. Then go ahead and choose any app of your choice that you wish to add to Galaxy Watch 4. Note that some apps are premium apps that need to be purchased.

    install app to Galaxy Watch 4

  3. Find any app of your choice and tap to download. You can also use the search feature to find the app you wish to install. You have the option to choose using your voice, scribbling, or keyboard to enter the term you wish to search. Once the app finishes downloading, it will be installed on the watch. Note that some apps will require a companion app on the phone side. If that is the case, go ahead and install the app on your phone.

Search for app you wish to add to Galaxy Watch 4

How to Uninstall Apps on Galaxy Watch 4

To uninstall any app from the Galaxy Watch 4 is also very easy. Kudos to the user-friendly interface. Just scroll up from the homescreen to access all apps. Tap and hold on to the app you wish to uninstall, you should see a prompt asking if you wish to uninstall. Click on uninstall to remove the app from the watch.

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