Change Language on a Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 Smartwatch

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This is a VisiHow tutorial on how to change the language of your Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 smart watch. If you are traveling outside of your home country or you live in a country where it's easy to access technology from neighboring countries, you may end up with a smart watch that has the wrong language. If this has happened to you, we are going to show you how to change the language on your Galaxy Gear S2 from any language in the world to the language of your choice. For this tutorial we are going to be focusing on the English language, however you can use these exact same steps for your own native language.

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Getting Started

We have a Galaxy Gear S2 and it is in Russian. The reason for this is we purchased it while travelling in the Caucasus region. You may have a Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 that is in Arabic or Chinese, or Vietnamese, or Korean, or Spanish, or any of a number of other languages. Whatever the language may be, it is thankfully very easy to change.

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  1. 1
    Open your smartphone
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    In this tutorial we will be using a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.
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    Open a web browser, and go to http://apps.samsung.com/gear
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    Make sure you are doing this from the phone you will be connecting your Gear S2 with. Note that most Samsung devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 pictured here, will already have this app.
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    Tap on Samsung Galaxy devices
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    Note that if you aren't using a Samsung phone, we have tutorials showing you how to connect the Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 to other Android devices.
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    Once you have tapped on the Samsung Galaxy gear manager, you will be given the option to download it or open it
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    In this case we are going to tap open. When you have tapped open you will receive a welcome message.
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    To connect to your Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 smart watch, you need to tap on the 'connect to gear' button
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    Note that if you do not have Bluetooth turned on for your Samsung Galaxy S6, it will prompt you to enable Bluetooth.
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    You will then receive a passkey request
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    You will see this on both devices, listing the same passkey. In the event the passkeys match, simply tap on "OK".
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    Once you tap okay, you will note that additional software will begin downloading
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    At this time the language will still be in Russian, Chinese, Spanish or whatever else it may have been. Note that even once the software has finished downloading there may still be some time when the wrong language is displayed.
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    Once your smartphone connects to the Galaxy Gear S2 smartwatch, you will see the watch language change
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    The image below shows the Galaxy Gear S2 is now in English. You can read the setting up message.
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    To continue you will need to tap the agree to terms button
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    You may also elect to tap the other two buttons or checkboxes if you would like to.
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    After tapping done you will see that an application list is being received and your watch will begin updating itself
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    You may elect to limit or block notifications from applications by pressing the checkbox for while your phone is in use. Note that we strongly recommend this, otherwise you will receive smartwatch notifications every time you do anything on your phone. Tap "OK" when you have finished selecting applications that you do not want to disturb you while you are using your phone. You will now receive a progress notification while the app is set up the rest of the way.
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    If you would like to change the language of your Galaxy Gear S2 again, simply swipe down from the top of your phone to bring up the notifications panel and tap once on the settings icon.
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    Scroll down to language and input, and tap once on language and input
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    You will see that you can choose the language.
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    Tap once on language, and you can choose to select any other language that you would like for the watch
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    Note that currently we are in English and it reads 'Messages'
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    If we select German as our language you will note that the watch will change to German.
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    If we select Chinese as the language, you will note that the watch changes to Chinese.
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This is how you change the language on your Samsung Galaxy gear S2 smartwatch.

See other tutorials on Galaxy Gear: Update Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 Smartwatch Tizen OS, Understand the Buttons and Functions of a Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 Watch, Change Watch Faces on a Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 Smartwatch, Charge a Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 Smartwatch, Remove or Replace a Watchband on the Galaxy Gear S2, Setting Up Samsung GALAXY Gear S2 Smartwatch, Factory Reset a Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 Smartwatch, Locate a Misplaced Galaxy Gear Using Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Locate a Misplaced Galaxy Gear Using Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Connect Galaxy Gear to Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Disconnect GALAXY Gear from Samsung GALAXY Note 3, Install Galaxy Gear Manager on Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Configure or Synchronize Your GALAXY Gear with Samsung GALAXY S5, and Locate Your Galaxy Note 3 Using Galaxy Gear.

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Questions and Answers

I don't know how to connect a Galaxy gear 2 with a Galaxy S2!

I don't know how to connect a Galaxy gear 2 with a Galaxy S2

Galaxy Gear S2 will most likely not work on Samsung Galaxy S2. The official minimum requirements for Gear S2 are Android 4.4 (Samsung Galaxy S2 has Android 4.1) and 1.5 GB or RAM (1 GB for Samsung Galaxy S2).

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However, if you still wish to attempt to connect the devices, download Galaxy applications, install them onto your smartphone and pair the devices as shown in our tutorial on how to set up Samsung Galaxy Gear S2.

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Change the gear app language from Ukrainian to English?

Hi, I am trying to change the language on the Gear App. It initially is in the correct language but as soon as I click on any purchase it takes me to the local language which is Ukrainian

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How to change language on Samsung Galaxy apps for Gear S2?

I use Sony Xperia z5 but my smartwatch is Gear S2. When I tried to open Samsung Galaxy apps on Samsung Gear app it always use the language that I don't understand (not English), how to change to English. I have tried: I tried all the menu, still I didn't get it, because it is not in English

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