How to Fix Galaxy wear app not opening

Many of the users reported (especially after the 1st of January 2024) that their Galaxy Wear app is not opening. For a few others, it’s just stuck on the loading screen and crashing continuously.

If you are having this error, you are not the only one who is constantly facing the “Galaxy Wear app not opening” bug, there are a large of customers who are having identical problems as you can see in this post and this post on the Samsung community.

What exactly is the issue?

Here are a few of the errors users are having with the Galaxy wears –

  • The Galaxy Wear app not opening no matter how many times have tried.
  • Notifications are not working on the Galaxy smartwatch, furthermore, it is not able to communicate with paired phones.
  • When some of the users are trying to open the app, it either does not load, stuck on the loading screen, or simply crashes.
  • Rebooting the phone, and device, Repairing and clearing app cac che and data also do nothing to solve this problem.

Why is your Galaxy Wear app not Opening

Fix Galaxy Wear app not Opening

If your Galaxy Wear app has been crashing or not loading since the start of this year, this is most likely happened due to an ongoing glitch in the wearable app.

You can read more about this but in my previous article Galaxy Wearable app not working.

To put it in as few words as possible – This is happening due to some kind of bug in your wear app.

This is affecting a large number of users and it has something to do with the dates.

Many of the users have reported that changing the year to 2023 instead of the current year 2024, allows them to use the app without any issue.

How to Fix Galaxy Wear App Not Opening?

To Fix the Galaxy Wear app not working, not opening, or simply crashing on your Phone you simply have to do one simple thing; Change the date in your Smartphone and set it before 31st, December 2023.

Once that is done make sure that the “Automatic Date and Time” setting is off.

By doing this you will be able to open the open. Once the app successfully opens on your Samsung or Pixel device you can enable the automatic date and time change for your phone to fetch and set the current date.

Here is this fix in more detail and step by step so you can follow through easily –

  1. First, unlock your phone where the app is installed and head over to Settings > System > Date and Time.
  2. Now you will notice an option “Set time Automatically” by default it is turned on on most phones. You have to turn it off.
  3. Once the “Set time Automatically” has turned off. The feature set Date and time manually will be enabled for you.
  4. Set the date to 31 December 2023 and the time to anything you like.
  5. Now close the Settings app. Tap on the recent button and clear all the recent apps.
  6. Open your Galaxy Wear app on the phone and see that it’s working now.

Once you can open your Galaxy Wearable app without any error, Just reboot your phone.

After reboot head over to Settings> System> Date and time again and toggle on the “Set time automatically”.


So after following this troubleshooting guide has the issue with your Galaxy app not loading been resolved, or is the app still giving you the cold shoulder?

In this comprehensive guide, we provide detailed step-by-step instructions to help you resolve the problem as swiftly as possible.

If quick restarts, re-installing, or other troubleshooting methods haven’t proven effective, you can employ this workaround to get your Wearable app up and running again in no time.

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