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Improve Galaxy Watch 4 battery: How to turn off the remote connection

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With a super-small profile and its light weight, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is a particularly slim and fashionable smartwatch. However, this form factor also means that the battery life is not particularly long due to an undersized battery. The "Remote Connection" feature can help with that - in this tutorial, we'll tell you how to disable it.

My relationship with smartwatches is still difficult in 2022. On the one hand, I find the gadgets practical and they would even help me as a regular runner in terms of health, on the other hand, it annoys me to charge the wearables every night. That was my biggest criticism with the Galaxy Watch 4 review.

However, I discovered a setting in the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic's menu that is supposed to improve the battery life according to the Samsung forum. It is called "Remote Connection", is activated by default and guarantees a connection of the smartwatch to the smartphone even when the Bluetooth connection drops. The smartwatch then switches to the Wi-Fi module and synchronizes the data via your home network.

How to deactivate the "remote connection" function

However, it is not necessary that the Galaxy Watch 4 constantly synchronizes with your phone even without a Bluetooth connection. If your smartphone is not within range anyway, you cannot view the data anyway. So it's enough if the Samsung smartwatch transmits its information to the cell phone when you approach it. If you agree with me, you can turn off the feature as follows:

Turn off remote connection on your Galaxy Watch 4:

  1. On your phone—not the smartwatch.
  2. Open the Samsung Wearable app.
  3. Go to the Settings of your Galaxy Watch 4 or Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.
  4. Tap on Advanced settings.
  5. Disable the Remote connection option.
Screenshot, die eine Anleitung zu Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 zeigen.
How to deactivate the remote connections with the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 / © NextPit

That's it! Now it's just a matter of paying attention to how the battery life of your smartwatch behaves over the next few days. Since the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic just arrived in the editorial office for a review and for some tutorials like this one, I wasn't able to test the battery life myself yet. So feel free to share your experiences with me in the comments!

Do you use a Samsung Galaxy Watch and are happy to receive Samsung Watch tutorials? Let me know in the comments!

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Benjamin Lucks

Benjamin Lucks
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Ben has been working in tech journalism since 2018, was a freelancer in the middle of the CoVid-crisis and has been full-time at NextPit since November '20. Since then he has tries to find the right mix between professional competence, humor and fresh perspectives in reviews and texts.

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  • LULY Luly 1
    LULY Luly Nov 20, 2022 Link to comment

    hi. I need to know if the watch 4 can work ONLY with the wifi at home, and not be connected to the phone via BT.

    If this is possible, please, send me the steps to set the watch up ,🙏