Tip: Save Yourself 2 Minutes of Hell by Skipping the Android Wear Intro Tour

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If you own an Android Wear device, you know how finicky the device can be, especially if you have even considered switching it to a new phone. In fact, every time I try to attach an Android Wear watch to another phone (or attempt to trick it into pulling an OTA), I have to factory reset it. It’s a massive pain in the ass to me, but then again, most people probably won’t be switching their watch over to another phone as regularly as I do.

But let’s say you do switch more often than any normal human should. You probably can’t stand the tutorial that pops up each and every time you reset your watch, right? You know, the frustrating-to-navigate tour that includes confusing swiping instructions and a random temperature screen that still isn’t even a real thing. Guess what? You can skip it! 

Google isn’t exactly up front about telling you how to skip the tutorial, but the option to is certainly there. When you see the first card show up that says “Swipe up to get started,” don’t swipe up. Swipe to the left instead and you should see a big ol’ “Cancel Tutorial” button. Tap that and move on with your life.

You’re welcome.



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