How to update Samsung Galaxy Watch 5, Watch 5 Pro?

Samsung Watch 5 February 2023 update

Samsung launched the new iteration of its smartwatches – Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro earlier this month. The new wearables come with new designs, new features, and some improved old features.

Just after the launch on August 10, Samsung started pre-booking the products and now has finally started delivering them to the customers. It’s worth mentioning that Samsung has already released the first software update for these watches, which fixes a Wireless Emergency Alert messages issue.


However, if you are using the Galaxy smartwatch for the first time, you might face some difficulties in updating it. And if you are searching for some tips on how to update Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 or Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, you are at the right place. This article will provide easy steps for downloading a Galaxy wearable update.

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How to update Samsung Galaxy Watch 5/Pro:

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro are compatible with both Android OS and iOS. However, both OSs have different ways to download the Watch 5 update, below you can check the method of downloading your wearable’s update.

Before you begin the downloading process, make sure that your Galaxy Watch 5 is charged enough. You may not be able to update it with less than 30% battery.

Update watch software through Galaxy/Android phones:

  • Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your connected Android smartphone.
  • Go to the Watch settings followed by the Watch software update option.
  • If your watch displays a Home tab, swipe to and tap Watch software update.
  • Tap Download and install to start downloading the update.
  • While the software update is being applied, the watch will reboot and show a progress bar or rotating animation.

Update watch software through iPhone:

  • Open the Galaxy Watch app on your connected iPhone.
    • The Galaxy Watch app is available for iOS devices through the App Store.
  • Click on the Home tab.
  • Swipe to and tap About watch.
  • If an update is available, tap Install.
    • If ‘Latest version installed’ appears, then the watch is up to date.

Note: You can go through the same processes to update for Galaxy Watch 4 or Galaxy Watch 3 as well.