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Bluetooth button missing from Quick Panel

(Topic created: 08-07-2023 04:33 PM)
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kerbylane
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I'm setting up a GW 6 Classic and I notice that it doesn't have a Quick Panel button to toggle bluetooth on and off. My GW 4 has this. Is this a known, intentional change? Maybe I enabled it on the GW 4 and don't recall.

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VerbumVeritum
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@kerbylane Oh, maybe you're talking about data that is transferred to your Watch from your phone or vice versa. I think this uses a Bluetooth connection. I found online that the LTE versions of the Watches may be the only ones to have a Bluetooth toggle. 

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VerbumVeritum
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@kerbylane Do you have the option to add this to the quick panel menu via the Galaxy Wearables app? This may have been removed with the Watch 5 series and after. The idea is that the Watch needs to be connected, so Bluetooth should always be on. You can still control Bluetooth connected devices via the quick panel though. 

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kerbylane
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I've been looking. It only shows up for the GW4 on the phone.

I can understand that the intent is for them to always be connected. But when I'm downloading podcasts it's a lot faster over Wi-Fi.
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VerbumVeritum
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@kerbylane Sorry, I'm not really understanding. Bluetooth isn't used for downloading when it is on. Is there a specific reason you wanted to turn Bluetooth off?

kerbylane
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Hmm. That's interesting. That would make sense. But the podcast app I'm using (which is much better than anything else I've found) seems to end up downloading over bluetooth if the watch has a BT connection to the phone.

Here's their FAQ with an explanation: Wear Casts - FAQ

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VerbumVeritum
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@kerbylane Oh, maybe you're talking about data that is transferred to your Watch from your phone or vice versa. I think this uses a Bluetooth connection. I found online that the LTE versions of the Watches may be the only ones to have a Bluetooth toggle. 

kerbylane
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That's it then. My GW 4 is LTE while the GW 6 is not. Thanks for the research.

VerbumVeritum
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@kerbylane At least now we know. You can always request the feature be added in a future watch update. From the Samsung Members app, select Support at the bottom and find send feedback. You can submit the request as an error report under "others."

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kerbylane
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Also, when I got the GW 4 it was "missing" this toggle. It only appeared after some time. I assumed it was added in an update. But I don't recall which one
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