How to exit the Wear OS tutorial on any version

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Setting up a new wearable can be cumbersome and time-consuming. When you finally unbox your new smartwatch, the last thing you want to do is go through a tutorial. We’ll explain how to exit or skip the Getting Started guide in each Wear OS version so you don’t get stuck sooner.

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This probably won’t be your first rodeo, so don’t waste your time with a walkthrough. Skip the standard guide on any Wear OS by tapping Later, or in the case of the Galaxy Watch 4, tapping too much.


FOLLOW THE CORRECT STEPS FOR YOUR DEVICE

Complete the Wear OS tutorial on Wear OS 3 devices

A Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 rests on a black leather case with the watches splash screen.

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There’s only one Wear OS 3 device out there, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. It’s a powerful smartwatch that you’ll want to use the moment you get your hands on it. Get started sooner by literally typing out of the device tutorial.

  1. Set up your wearable as usual until you reach the screen that says “View your watch”.
  2. crane Getting started to start the tour.
  3. Quickly excessively tap the center of the watch’s display until the prompts finish.

If you immediately change your mind about screwing up the walkthrough, swipe to your new notification and tap on it to access tips to get started. You can also read our full guide to learn more about using your device.

Skip the Wear OS tutorial on Wear OS 2 devices

A user reviews a Wear OS tutorial notification on her TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra.

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Skipping the Wear OS tutorial on Fossil Gen 6, Skagen Falster Gen 6 and other new Wear OS 2 devices is easy. Just follow the on-screen instructions.

  1. Set up your wearable as usual until you reach the Wear OS tutorial screen. Here you will find two options Learn more and later.
  2. Tap Later to postpone (and likely skip indefinitely) the Wear OS tutorial.

On these devices, skipping the welcome pack will trigger a notification (as shown above on the TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra), which you can then open or delete.

Skip older Wear OS 2 devices

A woman uses the hidden option to skip the Wear OS tutorial on her Oppo Watch.

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On older devices like the Fossil Gen 5 or Oppo Watch, the option to exit the Wear OS tutorial is a bit sneakier.

  1. Set up your wearable as usual until you reach the Welcome to Wear OS Tutorial screen.
  2. Before that, you only see the labeled button Learn more. However, if you press and hold this button, a second labeled button will appear later.
  3. Tap Later to skip the Wear OS tutorial.

If you’re itching to walk through the steps down the line, you can launch the tutorial from the settings menu on your device. If you start and then exit the walkthrough, you can pick up where you left off by swiping up on your notifications and tapping the appropriate one.

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