How to configure your Gear S3 for use with an iPhone
Are you one of those people that have a Samsung smartwatch, but wants to use their smartwatch with iPhone? If the answer is yes, then you do not need to tweak anything to get it working. Instead of that you just need to follow few simple steps, and you can connect your Samsung smartwatch. You can do that officially because Samsung announced the official support for iOS app platform and those apps are available on the iOS App store.
Samsung’s promise: When Samsung launched its Tizen-Based smartwatch in 2015, then it also shared the intention to bring iOS support for Gear S2. Since that time, Samsung assured to give the support and experts were hoping to get that support in early 2016. Although company failed to release it on expected time, but it seems now things are streamlined for the connection of iOS devices and Samsung watch.
In order to enable this connection, you need to have minimum iPhone5 or later running iOS 9.0 or above. If your iPhone meets these requirements, then you can download the Gear S app that is available on the play store. In addition to this, you shall also understand that it will work only with Gear S2, Gear S3, and Gear Fit2 smart watch. If you have any other version, then it will not connect with any iOS device. Also, you shall remember that there are two different apps available for this connectivity. One app allows you to connect the Gear S Smartwatches, while another app is there to connect Gear Fit 2 with your iPhone.
Steps to install
After installing the app on your you, that you can easily connect your smart watch with iPhone using Bluetooth connection. In order to do that, you only need to follow the simple step by step instructions that are very easy and straightforward to connect Gear S2 with iOS app platform. In case you have an older version of your smart watch, then you must need to upgrade that as well for smooth connectivity and using maximum features from it.
Things to remember
When you use the Samsung smart watch with iPhone using this app, you should bear in mind that, you may not get all the features with this connectivity. The current version of Samsung Gear S, on iOS app platform, is not as advanced as you see for Android. So, if you will compare it with its Android counterpart, then you may not have all the features at this time. But one thing is sure that this app will keep on improving, and in coming days you will have much more benefits with this connectivity that will encourage you to use it in the future.
Indeed, you may see some negative reviews as well by users about this app and connectivity, but this is just a start, and soon things will change in a positive direction. So, if you want to try it, you can start using it now and eventually you will get many more features and advancements with future upgrades.
Step By Step
- Activate Bluetooth on your handset.
- Select Connect to Gear.
- A message will then appear on your iPhone’s screen asking if you’d like to connect it to your Gear via Bluetooth. Tap Pair.
- You will then notice a numeric passkey on your Gear. Check it matches the one displayed on your handset. If it does, tap on the tick.
- Now you’ll need to provide your iPhone with access to your location, contacts, calendar and photos. It’s as simple as hitting the big Enable button at the bottom of the screen.
- Agree to the licensing agreements (read them first, of course).
- Tap Finish.