One of the biggest advantages of having Wear OS Smartwatches is that they come with Google Assistant, one of the best Digital Assistants. If you are a Wear OS user and Google Assistant is not working on your Wear OS Smartwatch, I can help you with it. In this WearToTrack guide, I will share various solutions which you can use to fix Google Assistant not working on Wear OS issue and other related issues. Let’s get into it.
Wear OS “OK Google!” detection not working – Here’s what to do!
A few months back, many Wear OS users started experiencing the “OK Google” detection issue, and it was widely reported on many forums. Google was aware of the issue, and the company has said that they have fixed the issue for Wear OS Users.
So, if Wear OS “OK Google” is still not working on your Wear OS Smartwatch, make sure that you update your Watch. Also, I would recommend that you install any pending updates from Google Play Store. Once you are done with updates, restart your Watch, and “OK Google” detection should start working.
Google Assistant not working on Wear OS – Here’s what to do!
If you have updated your Smartwatch with the latest Wear OS, but still Google Assistant is not working, it could be due to various reasons. In this section, I’ll share the potential fixes which you can use to fix the issue.
Make sure that your Wear OS Watch is connected to your Phone
Let’s start with the very simple fix which can fix this issue for you. If Google Assistant is not working on Wear OS Smartwatch, it could be due to the fact that the Watch is not connected with your Smartphone. Go to your Smartphone and make sure that the Smartphone is connected to your Watch via Bluetooth.
Make sure that Google Account is connected with your Watch
Similarly, if your Google Account is not connected with your Wear OS Smartwatch, Google Assistant won’t work on your device. So, if you want to use Google Assistant on your Wear OS watch, make sure that it’s connected to your Google Account.
Make sure that your Wear OS is updated.
Wear OS gets regular updates from Google, and if you don’t update your Watch, your Watch can end up having issues such as Google Assistant not working, etc. So, make sure that you regularly check for updates and install the latest updates for new and improved features.
Restart your Wear OS Smartwatch & Phone
Wear OS is known for its glitches, and sometimes they mess up with the functionality of the Watch. If Google Assistant is not working on your Wear OS Watch, it could be due to these glitches, and the simple way to fix this issue on your end is to restart your devices.
Here’s how you can restart your Wear OS Watch.
· Go to your Wear OS Watch and swipe down from the top.
· Now go to settings and tap systems.
· Scroll down, find “Restart,” and tap it.
Here’s how you can restart your Phone.
· Go to your Smartphone
· Press and hold the power button and keep holding it until the power menu appears
· Now select restart and wait for a device to restart.
The above restart processes are the same for most phones, but they might change depending on the version of the software or device you have.
Factory Reset your Wear OS Watch
If you have used the above methods and none of them worked for you, it’s time that you factory reset your Watch, which will potentially solve this issue for you. Here’s how you can factory reset your Wear OS Watch.
· Go to your Wear OS Watch
· Now swipe down from the top of the display and tap settings
· Go to the system and scroll down to find “Disconnect and reset” or “Unpair with the phone.”
· Now tap confirm, and that’s it.
The Watch will be reset, and your apps, data, and other preferences will be removed from the Watch. Now set up the Watch, try again, and Google Assistant should start working on your Wear OS Watch.
If the still issue still persists, it means that there’s something wrong with your Watch. There are chances that the microphone has caught some dust which is causing this issue. So, contact your nearest Samsung repair center and get your Watch inspected.
Wear OS Reminders not working – Here’s what to do!
Reminders are one of the defining features of Google Assistant, and if it’s not working on your Watch, it could be due to various reasons. Now the thing is that it is a complex problem, and there’s no one solution to it. I have seen many posts on discussions forums where users have reported that they have done everything, but still, the issue isn’t fixed. So, I will start with basic solutions and then will go to complex ones. I would recommend you to try all the solutions as we don’t know what might work for you. Let’s get started.
Make sure that theater Mode is turned off.
Theater Mode is the mode in Wear OS Watch that is designed to help you enjoy movies in the theaters. When this mode is turned on, the screen won’t wake up when you tilt it or press it once. Similarly, it will block notifications for you.
So, if the Reminders are not working on your Wear OS, there are great chances that it’s due to Theater Mode. So, make sure that you turn off the theater mode and try again. Here’s how you can turn it off.
· Go to your Wear OS Watch
· Swipe down from the top of the screen
· Tap on the Theater Mode icon to turn it off.
· That’s it.
Check the Notifications Permissions for Apps
Google Wear OS comes with tons of reminder apps, and they work great, but if their notifications are blocked, you won’t be able to see the reminders on your Watch. Here’s how you can check notifications permissions for apps for your Wear OS Watch.
· Open Wear OS by Google App on your Smartphone
· Now go to the Notifications section and tap “Block App notifications.”
· Here, you will find the list of all apps which are muted and blocked from showing notifications.
· Now, find the reminder app you are using in the list and unblock it.
Factory Reset your Watch
If you have used the above fixes and the problem is still there, the only solution is to factory reset your Watch. It’s important to note that factory reset will remove all the data from your Watch, including watch faces, apps, and system preferences.
· Go to your Wear OS Watch
· Swipe down from the top of the screen and tap settings
· Go to the system and scroll down to find “Disconnect and reset” or “Unpair with phone.”
· Now confirm, and that’s it.
Wear OS “Google Assistant Sorry Unable to Obtain Permission” Message – here’s what to do!
Wear OS is notorious for its glitches, and one of the common glitches is for Google Assistant, where you get a “Sorry Unable to Obtain Permission” Message. Now I have checked all the major forums, and there’s no simple fix to this issue. It’s clearly the issue on Google’s end, and they can fix it with the update. If you are experiencing this issue, the only way to potentially fix this issue is to factory reset your Wear OS Smartwatch. When setting up the Watch, make sure that you allow every permission and then try again!
Does Wear OS have Google Assistant?
Yes, Wear OS Watches comes with the Google Assistant, which you can use for various tasks, including setting up reminders, alarms, quick google search, and more.
How do I get Google Assistant to work on Wear OS?
Before you start using Google Assistant, make sure that your Google Account is connected with the Watch, and the Watch is connected with your Phone. Once it’s done, say “OK! Google,” and it will respond. Now say the command, and it will do it for you.
Does Galaxy Watch 4 have Google Assistant?
Galaxy Watch 4 is the latest Wear OS smartwatch, but unfortunately, it doesn’t come with Google Assistant. However, there are great chances that Google Assistant will be available for Galaxy Watch 4 users few months down the road.
Does Galaxy Watch 4 come with YouTube Music & Spotify?
Yes, YouTube Music & Spotify, both apps are available for Galaxy Watch 4 users.
That’s all, folks. In this guide, I explained how you can fix the various Google Assistant-related issues on Wear OS. I would also recommend you to regularly check for updates and install the latest updates as they often come with patches to fix the existing issues. If you have any questions, please let us know in the comments. Also, check this guide where I have shared the 6 best Music Apps for Wear OS!