1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I currently work in a Correctional Facility. Watches with phone capabilities are not allowed (even with only bluetooth). I'm wondering if there is a way to uninstall the phone and messaging feature from the watch.
    10-03-2019 10:47 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
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    10-03-2019 10:50 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I moved this to the Gear S3 forum, since I assume you're talking about the Galaxy Gear S3 watch, not the old Galaxy S3 phone.
    10-03-2019 11:01 PM
  4. Cmruze's Avatar
    I created an account. Yes I meant the samsung gear s3.
    10-03-2019 11:31 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    I created an account. Yes I meant the samsung gear s3.
    Hi, welcome to AC forums!
    10-04-2019 09:15 AM
  6. Rukbat's Avatar
    You'd have to root the watch, then uninstall the phone and texting apps. (Then unroot it, of course.) How you do that, I'll leave to you to research, because there's not much out there about rooting watches. https://forum.xda-developers.com/sma...t-wip-t3584588 might be a place to start.
    10-04-2019 04:30 PM
  7. Cmruze's Avatar
    You'd have to root the watch, then uninstall the phone and texting apps. (Then unroot it, of course.) How you do that, I'll leave to you to research, because there's not much out there about rooting watches. https://forum.xda-developers.com/sma...t-wip-t3584588 might be a place to start.

    Thank you for the help. I figured I'd have to root it, I'll do some looking around and see what I can figure out
    10-04-2019 11:09 PM
  8. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    I currently work in a Correctional Facility. Watches with phone capabilities are not allowed (even with only bluetooth). I'm wondering if there is a way to uninstall the phone and messaging feature from the watch.
    I assume that you cannot have your phone with you either.
    If the phone and message apps are removed from the watch, what's left of the "smartwatch"?
    11B1P likes this.
    10-05-2019 05:30 PM
  9. 11B1P's Avatar
    You're better off just using a regular watch while at work. Why take a chance you'll brick the watch for a place you don't live. I assume you're off more than you work
    10-05-2019 05:55 PM
  10. me just saying's Avatar
    if phone features are not allowed, then don't even try taking a watch that has the ability to use those features into the facility. It could complicate thing since assumptions would be made if the watch is recognized by prisoners and others even if you had approval.

    something to consider, there are always apps available that can make wifi/voip calls. There could be areas in the facitlity that has wifi.
    pizza_pablo likes this.
    10-05-2019 06:07 PM

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