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Quick Tip: How to Factory Reset Your Android Wear Smartwatch

Android Wear Factory Reset

Whatever the reason may be, sometimes you have to perform a factory reset on a device. Whether you are sending it back to the manufacturer or possibly selling to a friend, it is always good to know how to wipe all of your personal data from a device.

With folks buying and receiving their Android Wear smartwatches, now is the perfect time for you to learn how to perform this task. Luckily for the beginners among us, Android Wear is a very easy OS to navigate, so learning these tricks is easy as pie.

Below, we take you through how to perform a factory reset using just your fingers, and also how to do the same thing using your voice a little bit. 


Voice Instructions 

  1. From the home screen, say “Ok Google.”
  2. When you see the visual prompt to begin your query, say “Settings.”
  3. Once in the Settings menu, scroll down until you see “Reset device.”
  4. After confirming the reset, the device will power off and perform a factory reset.
  5. Once booted back up, you will have a clean Android Wear device with no user data attached.

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Manual Instructions

  1. From the home screen, tap on the display to begin a Google search.
  2. Without saying anything, scroll down on the display. A list of options will appear.
  3. Scroll to the bottom until you see “Settings.”
  4. Once in the Settings menu, scroll down until you see “Reset device.”
  5. After confirming the reset, the device will power off and perform a factory reset.

If for some odd reason you ever need to perform another factory reset, now you know how to do it like a pro.

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    Nice, much appreciated! I’m many of us will need that! lol

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    I wiped my phone the other day, and doing a factor reset was the only way I could get it to re-sync with the app and get it setup again.

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