The Samsung Galaxy Watch arrives with several upgrades. Other than the cool customization features and fitness tracking, this smartwatch sports a uber cool Always On Watch feature. Also, you could connect your Bluetooth earphones to it. Most importantly, the Galaxy Watch also came with the ability to add offline songs. Neat.
But as I have now grown to realize, after using the watch for around six months, you can become bored of these stored songs pretty soon. And in the long run, you are bound to come across this scenario sooner than later. Of course, the situation is the same for apps as well.
Whether it’s our habit of being disloyal to apps or we are scared of our devices running out of storage, uninstalling or removing apps is part and parcel of our lives. The mantra is simple — remove the old and welcome home the new ones. Then there’s this habit of Samsung placing some unwanted (and sometimes unnecessary) apps on its devices.
So if you are someone like me who is looking to remove old music tracks and uninteresting apps from your Samsung Galaxy Watch, here’s what you should do.
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How to Remove Music from Galaxy Watch
Here’s how you can delete those files from your Galaxy Watch.
Step 1: On your Galaxy Watch, navigate to the Music Player app and tap on Open app. And, quite obviously, this will open the music app. Make sure that the music source is set to Watch.
Next, swipe up on the screen to bring up all the list of songs, playlists, and albums.
Step 2: If you want to delete tracks individually, scroll down until you see the Tracks option, and select it. Now, hit the tiny three-dot menu on the left side, as shown in the screenshot below.
Step 3: Next, hit the Delete icon. At this point, you'll be asked to select the songs that you want to be removed. All you have to do is scroll down the list and choose the tracks.
Once you’ve selected all the tracks, hit the Delete button and that’s all.
However, deleting hundreds of songs in this manner can be a pain. Hence, if you remove all the offline songs from your Samsung Galaxy Watch, tap on the little Zero-icon at the top. That is the Select All function for your smartwatch.
And you know the rest, tap on the Delete button and let your watch handle the rest of the job, as you get ready to welcome new songs aboard your watch.
You can also do the same for playlists or albums.
Like any music player, you can also set the player of your watch to shuffle or repeat your songs. After all, it’s smart, right? OK, I went a bit too far here.
On a serious note, you can also star a song or switch the volume levels on your Galaxy Watch. To do so, open the Music Player app, and tap on the tiny three-dot icon at the right side. Select the option you like best. Yes, you can thank me later.
Cool Tip: Want to reach the Music widget instantly? Simple. Reorder the widgets via the Galaxy wearable app’s Widgets function. Alternatively, long-press on any widget on your Galaxy Watch and drag it to the position of your choice.
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How to Easily Remove Apps from Galaxy Watch
Thankfully, on your Samsung Galaxy watch, it’s quite easy to uninstall the apps you don’t need. However, you’d need the Galaxy Wearable app connected to your phone for this process to work.
On your phone, open the Galaxy Wearable app and select Apps. Scroll down until you see the app you want to remove.
Tap on the card and hit the Uninstall button. Do note that you can’t remove built-in apps like Music, Settings, or Galaxy Apps.
To make your work even easier, tap on the three-dots menu, and select Uninstall. Now, tap on the Minus-icon on the right side of each app. Simple and sweet.
Pro Tip: Just like widgets, you can also change the order of apps. To do so, tap on the three-dot menu and select Reorder.
However, you can’t remove or uninstall all the apps (yes, Weather app, I am looking at you). That is usually the scene with apps that have been added by your carrier or Samsung. Plus, there are the ones that are crucial to your watch’s daily running. Thankfully, you can have the widgets removed.
To do so, navigate to the widget section in the Wearable app and tap on the minus icon beside the widget you wish to remove. The good news is that you can re-enable these whenever you want.
All you need to do is add them again from under the Add widgets section.
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Controls on Your Wrists
The good thing about the Samsung Galaxy Watch is that you get plenty of features and customization options to tweak it the way you want. What’s important is that the process is not rocket science.
All you need to do is explore all the hidden nooks and crannies of your watch (and its companion apps), and you should be master of your watch in no time.
So, which Galaxy Watch feature is your favorite? I am smitten by the reason that it doubles up as a portable music player. Just connect your Bluetooth-enabled earphones and leave your phone behind. After all, your walks (or jogs) should be a distraction-free affair.
Next up: Should you trade your Galaxy Buds for the new Creative Outlier Air? Read the comparison in the comparison below.