Disconnect Galaxy Gear to Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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The Galaxy Gear is an awesome device when connected to your Galaxy Note3, however, there will be times when you prefer not to connect both devices. This article will discuss two procedures for disconnecting your Samsung Galaxy Note3 from your Galaxy Gear.

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Why Disconnect?

For such an awesome device, you may be wondering why there is any need to disconnect your Galaxy Gear from your Note3. These are the reasons you might want to end the connection between these two great devices.

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    Saves battery
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    Connection between your Note3 and Galaxy Gear is through Bluetooth communication. Turning on Bluetooth even if you are not using the Galaxy Gear for phone functions, will unnecessarily use a large chunk of the battery juice from both of your devices. If there is no need to connect them, make sure that you disconnect your Galaxy Gear from your Note3. This will ensure longer life-before-charging for both your devices, especially when you are travelling for many hours and you are unable to charge either of your devices.
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    Allows you to connect to a new device
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    Galaxy Note3 only allows one Gear connection at a time. This is to ensure no conflicting commands will go to the Note3 from two or more different Galaxy Gears. If you want to connect a new Galaxy Gear to your Note3, you need to disconnect the currently connected device to give way to a new Galaxy Gear device.
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    There is a problem with the connection
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    Whenever you have a problem controlling the phone from your Galaxy Gear, or you have connection problems between your two devices, disconnecting and connecting them again can help. Disconnecting an erratic connection will refresh both devices to allow a new and possibly better connection.
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Disconnect Galaxy Gear from Note3 using the Gear Manager

The following procedures will disconnect your Galaxy Gear from your Note3 using the Gear Manager app:

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    Go to your home screen
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    There are different ways of going to your home screen. You can either tap on the "Home" key once or tap the "Back" key a couple of times until you are taken to the home screen.
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    Tap on the "Apps" icon
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    The Apps icon is the icon with little squares on it, located in the lower-right part of your phone's screen (home icons). Tapping on the Apps icon will take you to the list of all applications installed on your Note3.
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    Tap on the Gear Manager icon
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    In the applications list, locate the Gear Manager icon. It is the icon that looks like a watch resembling the Galaxy Gear. Tapping on the Gear Manager icon will open the Gear Manager application.
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    Tap on your Galaxy Gear device on the Paired Gear tab
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    You will now be taken to the Gear Manager user interface. Your Galaxy Gear device name will appear on the Paired Gear section. Tap on your device name to open more options.
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    Tap on Disconnect
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    On the Paired Gear page, you will have the choice to rename your device, disconnect it from your Note3, and connect a new Galaxy Gear device, and details about the Galaxy Gear. Tap on the "Disconnect" option to disconnect your Note3 from your Galaxy Gear.
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    When prompted, tap on "OK"
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    A prompt will pop up once you tap on the "Disconnect" option. It is a confirmation that you agree to end the connection between your two devices. Tap on "OK" to end the connection.
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    You have successfully ended the connection between your Note3 and your Galaxy Gear.
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Disconnect Galaxy Gear from Note3 using Bluetooth

The following procedures will disconnect your Galaxy Gear from your Note3 using the Mobile Device Bluetooth:

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    Go to your home screen
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    There are different ways of going to your home screen. You can either tap on the "Home" key once or tap the "Back" key a couple of times until you are taken to the home screen.
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    Tap on the "Menu" key
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    From the home screen, tap on the left soft-key on your Galaxy Note3. This will open a list of menu options available for you.
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    Tap on "Settings"
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    From the list of options available from the menu, tap on "Settings" to open available settings for your Note3.
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    Tap Bluetooth
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    From the Settings menu, tap on Bluetooth to open the Bluetooth settings for your device.
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    Tap on the "Settings" icon to the right of your Galaxy Gear device name
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    From the Bluetooth options, go to the paired device tab. Look for the name of your Galaxy Gear and tap on the gear icon to the right of the options.
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    Tap on "Unpair"
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    You will be taken to the "Paired Bluetooth Device" page where you can rename, unpair and view the profiles for your connected device. Tap on "Unpair" to unpair your Note3 from your Galaxy Gear.
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    You have successfully ended the connection between your Note3 and your Galaxy Gear using the Mobile Bluetooth device.
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Questions and Answers

Galaxy Note3 is unable to communicate with Galaxy gear.

My watch worked when I had it paired with my 3phone. Now that I have my new phone, the gear will not communicate. Please help?

In order to pair the Galaxy Gear watch with your device, you are going to need to connect the two devices using NFC rather than using the Bluetooth feature, which you used on your iPhone device.

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    Take your Galaxy Gear watch out of the casing.
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    Activate the NFC feature on both devices then place both devices back to back to pair them together.
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    Once both devices are paired you will be able to use the device.
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My Galaxy gear will not connect to my S4.

My Galaxy gear will not connect to my S4. I tried manually connecting, and it just says unable to connect.

This is more likely because the connection is not very good during the time you attempted. Also, having to restart both devices will also help to refresh both systems and get rid of any clogs that are present. It will allow you to be able to start the system from zero and will be able to detect the other device much faster.

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Can I connect gear with the mega?

I am trying to connect a gear with a mega. It connects, and then disconnects.

The process is the same as connecting with other devices. However, you need to check whether you have downloaded the right apps for both devices in order for them to be able to correctly detect each other.

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Need to delete a couple of devices that I do not use anymore from my device manager.

I have a couple of older gear watches that I have on the gear manager, and need to delete them from my phone. How can I do that?

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