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How to connect a Huawei Watch GT 3 to a Samsung phone step by step

how to pair a huawei watch gt 3 to a samsung phone

If you are wondering if a Huawei watch can work with a Samsung phone, the answer is yes. Huawei’s watches are compatible with both iPhones and Android phones. 

This post will explain how to pair a Huawei Watch 3 with a Samsung, or any other Android smartphone.

The first step is to install the Huawei Health app on your smartphone. But it requires Huawei Mobile Services (HMS Core) to work properly.

How to Install Huawei Mobile Services (HMS Core)

You can get this by installing the HMS Core APK. Even though it’s available on the Google Play Store, I don’t recommend using that one because it is outdated and didn’t work properly when I tried it.

There are many third-party app stores from which you can download HMS Core, but in my opinion, the best source is Huawei’s own App Gallery, which you can download at this link.

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You can download the Huawei App Gallery from their official website by visiting this link.

  • Click “install now”, and you will be redirected to the download page.
  • On the download page, click “Install” again (or “download”).
  • If prompted, allow your browser to download and install APK files, and wait for the download to finish.
  • Once completed, click “Open”, then after the prompt, click “Install”.

Great! So, you’ve now installed the Huawei App Gallery on your Android smartphone. Open the app and agree to the terms and conditions. 

The App Gallery requires permission to make and manage phone calls. After that, search for “HMS Core” and install it.

  • To complete installation, you have to “allow installation of apps from the Huawei App Gallery”.
  • On the first run of the HMS core, you would be prompted to sign in with your Huawei I.D.
  • If you don’t have one, then create a new account.

Ok! So, the HMS core installation is complete. Now you can install Huawei’s Health App from the Huawei App Gallery.

  • Just type Huawei Health App in the search bar and click “Install”.
  • After installation, agree to the terms and log in with your Huawei I.D.
  • Then Agree to some more terms and allow the necessary permissions.
  • The App requires the following permissions; internet access, phone call access, and location data.

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Pairing the Huawei watch GT 3 with the Samsung phone

Now that we’ve got all the necessary apps installed, we’re going to pair the Huawei Watch 3 with a Samsung phone.

  • Start by unpairing the watch from your previous device.
  • To do this, swipe down from the top of the Huawei Watch 3 and click the settings icon.
  • Scroll down and select “System”, then “Disconnect”.
  • That will unpair your watch from the previous smartphone without wiping off the data stored on it.
  • However, if you want a fresh start, you can use the reset option instead.
  • After this step, the watch would turn on its pairing mode.
  • If it’s a brand new Watch 3, then pairing mode is enabled automatically on the first boot.
  • Open the Huawei health app and select the “Devices” icon at the bottom right and click “Add a device”.
  • You can add as many devices as you want but the App can only connect to one specific device at a time.
  • After clicking Add, select “Smartwatch”.
  • If your watch doesn’t appear on the list presented, then tap the “Orange” notification at the top to update the list.
  • On the list of smartwatches, select “Huawei watch GT 3 Series and click Pair.
  • The pairing is done by Bluetooth so of course, Bluetooth must be enabled on your smartphone.
  • The app takes a moment to scan for available devices.
  • Once found, select your Watch from the list, and the app will send it a “Bluetooth Pairing Request”.
  • You have to accept the pairing request on your watch.
  • Then the Watch will request permission to access your contacts and call history on your phone.
  • Accept permission requests from the watch (because that’s what’s required for the watch to receive incoming call notifications).
  • Pairing is complete.

Enable app notifications on the Huawei Health App

Now you need to select which apps can send you notifications on your smartwatch. But first, you must enable notification access for Huawei Health.

  • Search “Notification Access” in the system settings.
  • Then scroll down till you find the Health App, toggle it on, and click “Allow”.
  • Next, return to the notifications settings (this time in the Huawei Health App itself)
  • Turn on notifications for each app you want then click done.

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Pairing multiple Huawei Watches to the same phone

To add a second or third device, just visit the “Devices Menu” once more and click “Add.” Then repeat the pairing process for each Huawei watch variant that you wish to add.


So, there you have it. That’s how to pair a Huawei watch 3 to a Samsung phone

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