1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    When my watch disconnects from my phone ( Bluetooth range) i cannot receive any calls or notifications etc. i thought this was part of the watch, that you could send an receive calls/texts whilst out on a walk without your phone with you?
    12-29-2018 09:23 AM
  2. hallux's Avatar
    Does the watch have cellular data? If not - it won't work without the phone, how would it get the signal?

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    VidJunky likes this.
    12-29-2018 09:33 AM
  3. jessiekit89's Avatar
    yes but i was told once it linked up to my phone, it would also work away fro it. using its own data basically. there is no option for me to tutn on molibe data on the watch. only wifi/blutooth. is this a fault or is there an easy fix to be able to connect to data. when this was purchased they boasted it runs way from your phone, once it has been connected to your phones data but it wont work even if i walk out of range of my phone but still have internet whilst in my house.
    12-29-2018 09:49 AM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    No, the watch needs its own SIM card. Some carriers will give you a second one for your watch for free, others force you to get a sepearat account for your watch. (And you have to remember to set the phone to forward all calls to the watch. About the only way to avoid that is for you to manually move the SIM from the phone to the watch, so you keep the same number.)
    12-29-2018 02:43 PM
  5. 11B1P's Avatar
    yes but i was told once it linked up to my phone, it would also work away fro it. using its own data basically. there is no option for me to tutn on molibe data on the watch. only wifi/blutooth. is this a fault or is there an easy fix to be able to connect to data. when this was purchased they boasted it runs way from your phone, once it has been connected to your phones data but it wont work even if i walk out of range of my phone but still have internet whilst in my house.
    no it's not a fault of the watch. BT requires the phone and watch to be connected to receive/make calls, just like any other BT device.
    12-29-2018 07:44 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I moved this to the Galaxy Watch forum.
    01-01-2019 04:50 PM
  7. GTvert90's Avatar
    yes but i was told once it linked up to my phone, it would also work away fro it. using its own data basically. there is no option for me to tutn on molibe data on the watch. only wifi/blutooth. is this a fault or is there an easy fix to be able to connect to data. when this was purchased they boasted it runs way from your phone, once it has been connected to your phones data but it wont work even if i walk out of range of my phone but still have internet whilst in my house.
    If your watch and phone are on the same WiFi network, it should still work as you intend. You can't leave your phone home and run to the store and have watch stay connected
    01-01-2019 05:17 PM
  8. chanchan05's Avatar
    yes but i was told once it linked up to my phone, it would also work away fro it. using its own data basically. there is no option for me to tutn on molibe data on the watch. only wifi/blutooth. is this a fault or is there an easy fix to be able to connect to data. when this was purchased they boasted it runs way from your phone, once it has been connected to your phones data but it wont work even if i walk out of range of my phone but still have internet whilst in my house.
    Basically you misunderstood. It would work away from the phone as long as they are sharing a signal together. Bluetooth and WiFi allows it to work as far as your WiFi signal allows you to be. You can be in the in the kitchen making coffee and your phone upstairs in your room and you will get your notifications. You can't go jogging and leave your phone.
    This can be explained easily by logic. If the watch has no connection to the phone, how will the phone send notifications to it? If you turn off watch bluetooth and wifi, even when they're next to each other, the watch won't receive notifications. Why would you expect differently when there is no connection to begin with because you're too far away from the phone?
    01-01-2019 06:50 PM
  9. JWhales's Avatar
    One other thing is that, if the WiFi is set to "Auto" on the watch, it may not switch on the WiFi immediately when Bluetooth is disconnected. It might eventually turn on the WiFi and connect to the phone through WiFi in the house if it's disconnected long enough. But it does if I start using the watch while BT is disconnected. So now I have turn the WiFi to Always ON and connected, and it would quickly connected remotely through WiFi when BT is disconnected.
    01-01-2019 07:53 PM
  10. Devhux's Avatar
    It sounds like you just have the WiFi / Bluetooth model instead of the LTE version. Even with the LTE version though, you'd need it to be set up with a carrier to allow data services.
    01-01-2019 09:36 PM
  11. skatergirl's Avatar
    Devhux is correct. There are two versions of this watch. A Bluetooth version and an LTE version. You need the LTE version to be able to leave your phone at home and still be able to use it in regards to making and receiving calls and texts. With the Bluetooth version, as soon as you are far enough to drop the Bluetooth connection, you lose any ability to make or receive calls.
    01-02-2019 11:22 AM
  12. j_hansen's Avatar
    I was just in hospital for a few days and my 46mm BT watch was at home on the charger, I kept getting a remote connection to Galaxy Watch message on the phone when I connected to the hospitals WiFi, not sure how that part works and what functionality is available remotely
    01-03-2019 01:31 PM
  13. Devhux's Avatar
    I was just in hospital for a few days and my 46mm BT watch was at home on the charger, I kept getting a remote connection to Galaxy Watch message on the phone when I connected to the hospitals WiFi, not sure how that part works and what functionality is available remotely
    Sounds like you had that WiFi hotspot saved on the phone (which gets transferred to the watch. You'll be able to deal with notifications just fine when remotely connected, but calling won't work.

    Edit - I misread your message, but the idea is they same. Your watch would have been connected to your home Wi-Fi as that one is saved on the phone.

    Also, hope you're doing better now.
    01-03-2019 01:33 PM
  14. j_hansen's Avatar
    Thanks man, yeah much better :-)
    Yes watch was connected at home, I must test on day leaving the phone at home instead and see what works on the watch when connected to Wi-Fi somewhere else.
    For calls to be working remotely im sure you need the lte version
    01-03-2019 01:52 PM
  15. Chady Mattar1's Avatar
    I baught the galaxy watch 2 days ago both the phone and watch are connected to same wifi
    But im not getting any notification.i cant get to see if remote connection is working. Plz help
    03-10-2019 02:08 PM
  16. sonnnet's Avatar
    I baught the galaxy watch 2 days ago both the phone and watch are connected to same wifi
    But im not getting any notification.i cant get to see if remote connection is working. Plz help
    If you scroll down from the top of the screen, this brings down the quick settings shade. At the bottom of the screen there is text curved around. What does it say?
    03-10-2019 04:57 PM
  17. DARK Vader777's Avatar
    I baught the galaxy watch 2 days ago both the phone and watch are connected to same wifi
    But im not getting any notification.i cant get to see if remote connection is working. Plz help
    I have the Sprint Galaxy watch LTE version.
    Away from my phone without Bluetooth I can send and recieve text and data.
    But cannot recieve or send voice calls.

    I must connect to phones Bluetooth and then Galaxy watch automatically picks it up and then I can send and make phone calls, only by connecting to Bluetooth mode.
    Sprint is working on update to this.

    I was going to return watch, now I fell in love with the damn thing and my wife brought it so, it is what it is.

    Just remember Bluetooth mode your phone and watch has to be in the same mode.

    Your watch will do mostly everything your phone can in Bluetooth mode as far as talking and texting, and a host of others.

    Without being connected to Bluetooth mode. Experiment with watch because it's does do some things on its own.
    Sprint is different though, I had to add in unlimited data plan to use texting features without phone with me.

    them sobs are always behind everyone.
    03-11-2019 04:11 PM
  18. sonnnet's Avatar
    I have the Sprint Galaxy watch LTE version.
    Away from my phone without Bluetooth I can send and recieve text and data.
    But cannot recieve or send voice calls.

    I must connect to phones Bluetooth and then Galaxy watch automatically picks it up and then I can send and make phone calls, only by connecting to Bluetooth mode.
    Sprint is working on update to this.

    I was going to return watch, now I fell in love with the damn thing and my wife brought it so, it is what it is.

    Just remember Bluetooth mode your phone and watch has to be in the same mode.

    Your watch will do mostly everything your phone can in Bluetooth mode as far as talking and texting, and a host of others.

    Without being connected to Bluetooth mode. Experiment with watch because it's does do some things on its own.
    Sprint is different though, I had to add in unlimited data plan to use texting features without phone with me.

    them sobs are always behind everyone.
    That's ridiculous. Your LTE watch is effectively a Bluetooth model (well, almost). Sprint by name, clearly not by nature.
    03-11-2019 05:03 PM
  19. skatergirl's Avatar
    That is ridiculous because the whole point of the LTE version is so you can answer and make calls when you are not near your phone.
    03-12-2019 03:47 PM
  20. TxBrandi's Avatar
    I was told the same thing -that i could leave my phone at home and use the watch as a stand-alone. I am paying for a $10 data plan for the watch so it should work. when i walk more than 30 feet away from my phone it disconnects from Bluetooth and says that mobile data will be used instead, but when i go to make a call, it asks me if i want to connect to Bluetooth and that is the only option.

    When i look at the settings screen and i'm away from my phone, it does say "Standalone-Sprint" on the bottom.

    I wonder what the heck the deal is!
    05-05-2019 09:05 AM
  21. racklefratz's Avatar
    When i look at the settings screen and i'm away from my phone, it does say "Standalone-Sprint" on the bottom. I wonder what the heck the deal is!
    Functionality issues here seem to be coming consistently from Sprint customers. My guess would be that the solution lies in switching to a different service provider. Sprint may be cheaper, but you DO usually get what you pay for.
    pizza_pablo likes this.
    05-12-2019 08:18 AM

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