How To Make Calls On Galaxy Watch Without Phone

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Samsung has always brought quick and easy communication to their user’s fingertips. It has provided just the functionality for their Galaxy smartwatches with phone-free calling. Now go hands-free & phone-less with both LTE & Non-LTE variants by following this guide.

Quick Takeaway
To place a call from your Galaxy Watch 4 & 5 without a phone, make sure that your non-LTE watch is in the Bluetooth range or that your LTE watch has an active cellular plan. Additionally, both watches must be set up with your Android phone once using the Galaxy Wearable app. Once you take care of these two prerequisites, you can easily make calls on Galaxy Watch without phone using the phone app on your watch.

How To Make Calls On Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 & 5 Without Phone

By following this guide you will be able to place calls without your cell phone from both LTE and non-LTE Samsung Galaxy watches with a simple one-time set-up using your Galaxy wearable app.

Place Calls On Galaxy Watch 4 & 5 Without Phone (Non-LTE Variant)

Step 1: Establish Connection

  • Install the Galaxy Wearable application on your cell phone from Google Play Store.
  • Turn on Bluetooth on your smartphone.
  • Scan for multiple devices and select your Galaxy Watch from the list.Setup Galaxy Watch with Android phone
  • On the home page of the Galaxy Wearable app, the stats of the watch will be visible.

Step 2: Place the Call

  • Switch to your Samsung Galaxy Watch, and swipe up to access the application menu.
  • Tap on the phone icon.Phone app on Galaxy Watch
  • On the next screen, you can either select the dial pad to manually dial the number or tap on the contacts icon to choose from saved app Galaxy watch
  • Dial the required number or contact and place the call.Phone Less Call On Galaxy Watch Series 5Place calls on Galaxy Watch Without Phone

Phone Less Call On Galaxy Watch Series 5  & 4 (LTE Variant)

Step 1: Establish Connection

  1. Follow the same steps as the non-LTE version to connect the watch and smartphone via Bluetooth for setting up the watch.

Step 2: LTE Activation

  1. To activate your LTE Connection, open the Galaxy Wearable app. Then go to Watch Settings and scroll to select Mobile plans.Galaxy Watch settingsMobile Plan
  2. Choose the SIM that you want to connect with.Choose SIM
  3. A loading screen with “Set up a mobile plan” will appear. Galaxy Watch SIM Setup
  4. When the “Next” box appears in the bottom right corner, click on it.LTE activation Galaxy Watch
  5. Another loading screen will show up. Click on “Next” again.Cellular network activation Galaxy watch
  6. Enter your selected phone number and account password. Then click on Login at the bottom of the screen.Make calls on Galaxy watch without phone LTE
  7. Tap on the check sign to agree to the “Terms & Conditions”. Next, tap on Proceed.Terms & Conditions
  8. The final loading screen will appear, tap on Done.eSIM Setup Galaxy Watch
  9. Finally, restart the watch and you will be able to see your activated mobile plan/eSIM.LTE Network activated

Step 3: Place the Call

The process remains the same as the Non-LTE Version. However, you don’t need to be connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth while making the call.

Calling On Galaxy Watch Without iPhone

Samsung Galaxy Watch only offers compatibility with iPhone for watches running on Tizen OS till Galaxy Watch 3. Galaxy Watch 4 and higher do not have any compatibility with iOS.

Also even till Galaxy Watch 3, the compatibility is not as seamless as in the case of Android as the watches were designed to be integrated with the Android OS. iOS ecosystem poses limitations to the watch’s abilities.

Everything remains the same as Android devices for both LTE and non-LTE variants. However, the connecting application is the Galaxy Watch app on Apple App Store (works only till Galaxy Watch 3).


How do I make a phone call from my Samsung Galaxy Smart Watch?

If connection is established go to application menu->phone icon ->Dial & place a call. For more details click on this for Android and this for iPhone.

Can I make phone calls directly from my Samsung Galaxy Watch without a connected smartphone?

In the case of LTE variants, yes, you can. You will only have to connect once during setup.

How do I answer an incoming call on my Samsung Galaxy Watch?

The caller ID will be visible. Simply tap the green phone icon to receive and the red one to reject.

Can I use voice commands to make calls on my Galaxy Watch?

Yes, you can. You will have to activate the voice assistant. Double-tap the home key to enable it.

What should I do if I can't make or receive calls on my Samsung Watch?

Ensure that you are in your phone’s Bluetooth range for non-LTE devices. For LTE watches, make sure that you have an active cellular plan.

How should I connect my iPhone to my Galaxy Watch?

Install the Galaxy Watch app from Apple App Store then turn on the Bluetooth and scan and connect to the watch using the application. Note that, only earlier versions such as Galaxy Watch 3 and earlier are compatible with iPhones.

Does Galaxy Watch support WhatsApp Calling?

Yes, Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and 5 Pro offer exciting feature for WhatsApp users. With these latest models, you can now attend WhatsApp calls seamlessly, just like a regular phone call.

Why can’t I see the Mobile Plan option under Watch settings?

The option is only available for LTE device users so make sure that you have connected your LTE watch via Bluetooth first.

Tom Nielson

Tom's love for watches started when his grandfather gifted him his Rolex watch when he turned 18! Being a teenager it was a big deal for him. Later when he got his first job he bought Fossil Palm Pilot back in 2003 which was a smartwatch. Since then smartwatches have come a long way and so is Tom's love for them. His experience with watches inspired him to start Wearholic and share his knowledge of wearables including watches, smartwatches, smart glasses, & smart clothing.

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