How To Turn On Galaxy Watch 4

So, you’re the proud owner of a Galaxy Watch 4, and you’re excited to start using your new device. The first thing you’re going to need to know is how to turn on your watch. 

How To Turn On Galaxy Watch 4

Turning on the Galaxy Watch 4 is simple, but if you’ve never used one before, you may need some help finding the right button and troubleshooting any issues. 

Without further ado, let’s learn how to turn on the Galaxy Watch 4 and find out what to do if the usual method doesn’t work. 

Turning On The Galaxy Watch 4 

When you want to turn on the Galaxy Watch 4, the first thing you need to do is find the home button. This is the button on top of the watch with the red lining around it. 

Once you’ve found this button, press it and hold it down. It shouldn’t take longer than a few seconds of holding down the button for the watch to turn on. 

What To Do If Galaxy Watch 4 Won’t Turn On 

If you’ve tried pressing and holding the home button on the Galaxy Watch 4, but it still won’t turn on, there are a few reasons why this method might not be working. 

Charge Your Watch

The first and most common reason is that your watch is simply out of battery. Luckily, this is usually an easy fix.

All you need to do in this case is to connect your Galaxy Watch 4 charger to the watch and plug it into a suitable outlet. 

Once you have plugged your watch into the charger and made sure the outlet is switched on, leave the watch to charge for a while.

If the battery has run out completely, it can take quite a long time for the watch to power back on. It could even take a couple of hours, so don’t worry if charging the watch doesn’t bring it to life straight away. 

In some cases, you might even need to leave your Galaxy Watch 4 to charge overnight before it’s ready to be used again. 

With that being said, if you’ve left your Galaxy Watch 4 to charge for several hours, and it still isn’t turning on, you may have an issue with either the charger, your watch battery, or the connection between the two.

This is especially likely if you notice the charger blinking while it’s powered on and connected to the watch. 

Contact Customer Support 

If you’ve tried charging your Galaxy Watch 4, and it still won’t turn on, your best bet is to contact Samsung’s customer support.


Luckily, Samsung has very good customer support and an advisor will be able to help you with your problem. 

Sometimes, the issue will be with your charger or with the watch itself.

If you explain the problem to the customer support advisor, they may be able to tell you whether you need to get a new charger or whether the watch itself needs to be replaced.

Depending on the circumstances and what kind of warranty you received at the time of purchase, you may be eligible for a replacement. 

It’s worth noting that if your Galaxy Watch 4 suddenly isn’t turning on, it could be because of the Samsung GV13 update.

This update has been causing problems for a lot of Galaxy Watch 4 users by essentially bricking their devices.

After the update is installed and the watch either turns off or runs out of battery, the watch will sometimes not turn on again. 

As of right now, Samsung has not been able to explain why this is happening, but the update has now been pulled because of these issues, so if your watch hasn’t already been updated, it won’t be.

However, if the update has already been installed and your watch won’t turn on, this is a very frustrating problem.

The best solution is to speak with customer support and see if you can get a replacement under warranty. 

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Frequently Asked Questions 

How Do I Turn Off My Galaxy Watch 4? 

With many devices, it’s possible to turn them off the same way as they turn on, by pressing the home or power button. However, this isn’t the case with the Galaxy Watch 4. 

To turn off the watch, simply swipe from the top of the screen to the bottom in one motion. This should open up the Quick Panel.

From here, you should be able to see the power icon, which you can tap to open up a menu of options. In that menu, there will be an option to turn off the watch. 

How Can I Save Battery On My Galaxy Watch 4?

If you want to avoid having to charge your Galaxy Watch 4 before you turn it back on, or if your watch has recently been updated with Samsung GV13, you should try to conserve your battery so that the watch never runs out before you have the opportunity to charge it. 

There are a couple of ways to save your watch battery. First, turn on power saving mode by swiping up on the watch face and going into the settings menu.

Select ‘battery’ and then toggle on ‘power saving.’ There’s also a way to disable the non-watch features of your device, which means your battery will last longer.

You can find this option below the toggle for power saving. 

How Can I Reboot The Galaxy Watch 4?

Rebooting your Galaxy Watch 4 if you notice issues can help prevent it from getting to the point where it stops working or won’t turn on.

To do this, press the Back button at the same time as the Home button for around 7 seconds.

Final Thoughts 

To turn on your Galaxy Watch 4, all you need to do is press and hold the red-lined home button at the top of the watch for a few seconds. 

If this doesn’t work, try charging your watch, and if it still won’t turn on after several hours, contact customer support. 

Garrett Jones

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