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Galaxy watch won't automatically switch to WiFi all the time

(Topic created: 09-12-2018 08:03 AM)
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Cormaster
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I don't get why exactly but when i go from bluetooth to WiFi like when my phone is charging and I'm still wearing my watch, it usually will just notify me I'm in standalone mode and won't switch until i go into settings and tell it to connect to my wifi network.  My former Android Wear watch did this seemlessly without me noticing but this watch i often lose my notifications when I'm trying to top my phone off and I'm still wearing the watch around the house . Going in and out of bluetooth range basically makes the feature worthless. When it does automaticly switch it's usually after 10 minutes of being on standalone mode. So what gives?

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knightsurgeon
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Hello @Cormaster, can you please provide me with the model number of your device?


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userpJsOBLkKeC
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May Galaxy Watch is doing something similar. It works great so far with the exception that it won't connect to my wifi. It sees the wifi and lets me enter my password, but will not connect. I've tried it better than a dozen times. I've upgraded the software.  Any suggestions as to how to fix this? 

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@userpJsOBLkKeC: Does your Wi-Fi password contain any special characters? 

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Cormaster
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No

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@Cormaster: Can I get the following information?

 

Model Number

Current Software Version

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userpJsOBLkKeC
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No, it's a short alphanumeric.
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usersMOyhHFYCm
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Mine wont connect either unless I'm actually using it. So if I turn off bluetooth or walk out of range it wont switch to wifi unless I start using an app that needs it. Understand why for battery saving but dumb as I would like to get calls or text messages if I put my phone in the house and run out to the mailbox real quick. 

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Carlos_7538
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The watch doesn't support calls over wifi, but provided the wifi extends beyond the house you should at least get notifications for texts.

 

I've noticed that the switch over has become very erratic, disabling BT results in the watch immediately reporting it has connected to wifi successfully and yet the remote feature as you say takes an age to connect, I tried sending an SMS and i get 2"Connecting to phone remotely ..... if this takes to long, try again..." with an OK soft key to dismiss the message.

 

Yet another bug to file please Admins

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userINL94Qqg0j
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It so sad that samsung is not willing to fix the ongoing issues. So pathetic!
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