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How to Backup Your Galaxy Watch via Smart Switch on Non-Samsung Phone

  • To back up your Galaxy Watch on a non-Samsung phone using Smart Switch, remove battery restrictions for the app.
  • Access Smart Switch in your phone’s settings, enable “Unrestricted” in App Battery Usage, and wait a few hours.
  • You’ll then see the backup option in Galaxy Wearable under Watch settings, making non-Samsung device backups possible.

If you’ve been struggling to back up your Galaxy Watch on a non-Samsung device using Smart Switch, you’re not alone. Many users have faced this issue, and it can be frustrating. Smart Switch is a fantastic app that simplifies the process of backing up and restoring data, regardless of your device’s operating system. It offers multiple methods to carry out this task, but there’s a common misconception that it only works with Samsung devices. Some believe it’s just for transferring data between phones, not for creating backups for your smartwatch.

The good news is that this isn’t entirely accurate. You can indeed back up your Galaxy Watch using the Smart Switch app, even if you don’t have a Samsung phone. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to make this happen. So, let’s dive right in and get your watch safely backed up.

How to Enable Galaxy Watch Backup on Non-Samsung Phones

If you’re facing issues backing up your Galaxy Watch using the Smart Switch app on a non-Samsung phone, there’s a simple fix. You need to remove the battery restrictions for the Smart Switch app. Here’s a step-by-step guide to do it. Please note that the following steps are for Pixel phones, but they should be quite similar for other smartphones as well.

Step 1: Open your phone’s settings.

Step 2: Scroll down and tap on “Apps.”

Step 3: Find and select “Smart Switch” from the list of apps.

Step 4: In the Smart Switch settings, look for “App Battery Usage” and select “Unrestricted.” In the Smart Switch settings, look for "App Battery Usage" and select "Unrestricted."

Step 5: After making this change, give it some time – typically a few hours.

Step 6: Once the changes take effect, you should see the backup option.

Step 7: To access the backup feature, open “Galaxy Wearable,” go to “Watch settings,” and then select “Account and Backup.”


That’s it. By following these steps, you can resolve the issue of not being able to back up your Galaxy Watch via Smart Switch on a non-Samsung device. If you have any questions about these steps, feel free to ask in the comments, and we’ll provide a solution as soon as possible.

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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