Question How to INSTALL and USE WHATSAPP !!! on Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 - Wear OS !!! IT WORKS !!!

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mrfatiga22

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Hi there I've managed to install WhatsApp and I can use it to make calls and send messages, however if someone sends me a message I don't get it, and if someone rings me my watch rings but doesn't show a notification to enable me to answer. Is there anything I need to do? What version whatsapp are you all using for the watch?

Many thanks

Edit: I realised I had been using informer and disabled notifications for whatsapp, I've re-enabled them now and it's working fine for me thanks
Thank you, glad to hear that it worked for you. Hopefully one day multi-device WhatsApp will come out. Greetings
 

floroi

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Hi dear Miguel !(spanish below)
Everything was perfect, but from
"Contacts google" app already installed as apk, in my watch 4 , I can call only through 4G.
I can t see the icons for calling and writting whatsapp.
Please, can you help me ?

¡Hola querido Miguel!

Todo fue perfecto, pero desde

La aplicación "Contactos de Google" ya está instalada como apk, en mi reloj 4, solo puedo llamar a través de 4G.

No puedo ver los iconos para llamar y escribir whatsapp.

Por favor, me puedes ayudar ?
 

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mrfatiga22

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¡Hola querido Miguel!
Todo fue perfecto, pero desde
La aplicación "Contactos google" ya está instalada como apk, en mi reloj 4, puedo llamar solo a través de 4G.
No puedo ver los iconos para llamar y escribir whatsapp.
Por favor, ¿me puedes ayudar?

¡Hola querido Miguel!

Todo fue perfecto, pero desde

La aplicación "Contactos de Google" ya está instalada como apk, en mi reloj 4, solo puedo llamar a través de 4G.

No puedo ver los iconos para llamar y escribir whatsapp.

Por favor, ¿me puedes ayudar?
Buenos días, la primera vez tuve que exportar los contactos e importarlos, luego se sincronizan solos. Asimismo, si abres la aplicación Contactos de Samsung y pones enviar mensaje, te deja elegir enviarlo por WhatsApp. No es necesario instalar Contactos de Google.
 

alex-000

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Hi i installed whatsapp and Google Contacts (i tried many versions) I follow all your suggestions (also a watch reboot) but i can't see nothing about whatsapp in google contact, same issue in Samsung Message app. Any idea?
 

alex-000

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Hi! Any idea about Samsung or Google Contacts issue? I can use whatsapp to reply but i can't start a new conversation
 

mrfatiga22

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Hi! Any idea about Samsung or Google Contacts issue? I can use whatsapp to reply but i can't start a new conversation
Good morning, to use Google Contacts, you must import the contacts. But you can use Samsung's contacts app to send a text message on WhatsApp, and start a conversation or call there. I mean, you don't need Google Contacts. You can directly use Samsung contacts.
 

alex-000

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Hi but as i already said i have no whatsapp options in samsung or google contacts.
I know that many users that installed whatsapp on last month have this problem, maybe something doesn't work after last Samsung update? Any idea to solve?
 

mrfatiga22

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Hi but as i already said i have no whatsapp options in samsung or google contacts.
I know that many users that installed whatsapp on last month have this problem, maybe something doesn't work after last Samsung update? Any idea to solve?
In Samsung contacts it does not appear because you have by default to send messages through the Smartwatch message application. You have to remove the default option from the Galaxy Wear application from the Smartphone. And there if when you want to send a message on the smartwatch, the option to choose WhatsApp or the messages application appears. I will upload a video so that it is better understood. Greetings
 

alex-000

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Thanks @mrfatiga22 I have samsung messages as default for sms. I can't find option to remove it as defeult app on Samsung Wearable phone app. I found the option on smartwatch settings (apps / default apps) but i can't uncheck messages
 

mrfatiga22

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Gracias @mrfatiga22 Tengo mensajes de Samsung por defecto para sms. No puedo encontrar la opción para eliminarla como aplicación predeterminada en la aplicación de teléfono Samsung Wearable. Encontré la opción en la configuración del reloj inteligente (aplicaciones / aplicaciones predeterminadas) pero no puedo desmarcar los mensajes
Lo que puedes hacer es desactivar la aplicación de sms de Samsung, y allí envías un mensaje y aparece la opción de wahtsapp, luego activas la aplicación de sms de Samsung nuevamente.
 

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CKavanagh

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You can download the Apk from Uptodown. Or you can use an Application such as "Apk Analyzer" that transforms the Contacts App that you already have on your Smartphone, into an Apk file. This last option is safer. Then you must install the Apk on the Smartwatch.
1) https://google-contacts.uptodown.com/android
2) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=sk.styk.martin.apkanalyzer
Yes I read to download Bugjeager from Playstore to your phone and go to Chrome on phone for Uptodown . I'm just learning how to get my apps on new watch.
 
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Bluegoosie

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Hi , thanks very much for all your posts. I have installed the whatsapp apk, and filled in all the details. However on the initialising stage - the app will suddenly stop working and disappear. On clicking on whatsapp again the app will pop up for a few seconds and immediately shut down again. I had the same problem after installing Hive apk on my smartwatch, it would open the app and then immediately close it again

Does anyone else have the same problem.
 

mrfatiga22

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Hola, muchas gracias por todas tus publicaciones. Instalé el apk de whatsapp y rellené todos los detalles. Sin embargo, en la etapa de inicialización, la aplicación dejará de funcionar repentinamente y desaparecerá. Al hacer clic en Whatsapp nuevamente, la aplicación aparecerá durante unos segundos y se cerrará de inmediato. Tuve el mismo problema después de instalar Hive apk en mi reloj inteligente, abría la aplicación y luego la volvía a cerrar inmediatamente

Alguien más tiene el mismo problema.
WhatsApp se cierra como dices. Debe abrir la aplicación de contactos de Samsung y elegir enviar un mensaje, y luego elegir WhatsApp. Y si no funciona, debe instalar Contactos de Google y elegir enviar un mensaje y luego elegir enviar por Whatsapp. La verdad es que no funciona del todo bien Saludos
 
Just want to clarify for everybody that I know the idea of being able to have all these apps accessible from your watch is cool.. but unless you're someone who frequently looks at your watch because your phone isn't available or ideal, these apps will just sit there collecting dust.

Definitely some good stuff though.. but things like YouTube GO or Chrome GW4 see almost no usage for me.. The GW4 remap, Wear Mail, Google News, and Google Home has been the only stuff in really use. Even then it's very infrequent.
 
Just want to clarify for everybody that I know the idea of being able to have all these apps accessible from your watch is cool.. but unless you're someone who frequently looks at your watch because your phone isn't available or ideal, these apps will just sit there collecting dust.

Definitely some good stuff though.. but things like YouTube GO or Chrome GW4 see almost no usage for me.. The GW4 remap, Wear Mail, Google News, and Google Home has been the only stuff in really use. Even then it's very infrequent.
 

CKavanagh

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True. I am new to the smartwatch and tried many free and paid apps. I found most apps already on the watch are sufficient. I did install a couple that I have found useful. I access YouTube through the internet app on the watch. I can listen to music though the watch speaker - no need for earbuds. Same with the Calm app. I have bookmarked many websites I visit often and am getting better at navigating the small screen. My top personal favourites are Launcher - APPFOUR (app icons alpha in grid), Pro Wear Calendar -Thomas Otero (Customizable), Photos for Wear OS - MKAPPS (Connects to Google Photos), Outlook (I have Gmail linked to Outlook; however, can't compose a new email from the watch) GBOARD - Google Play (better keyboard layout) I use al the apps on the watch. Still no Facebook Messenger, only notification. I use Google Messages on the watch, but when I'm not using watch, I switch messages back to Facebook Messenger. Most apps have been loaded from using either Google Play on my phone or from the Google Play icon on the watch. I also search Uptodown.com (find APK, save to OneDrive on laptop then use Easy Fire Tools on the watch to load to the watch, or find app on phone and use Wear Installer and load to watch)
 

syndicate3333

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Hello,
I managed to install both apps. I also deactivated the Message app. So if I click on Message button the app WhatsApp is opening. However I the app closes ...crashes. I'm not able to set up the app, meaning enter mobile number etc.
ANy idea?
 
Hello,
I managed to install both apps. I also deactivated the Message app. So if I click on Message button the app WhatsApp is opening. However I the app closes ...crashes. I'm not able to set up the app, meaning enter mobile number etc.
ANy idea?
A lot of people are reporting issues with WhatsApp. If there's other versions I would try that. I didn't put it in OP since it's unstable.
 
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