Android Wear Watch Stuck on “Continue setup on phone”? Here’s how to fix

The Android Wear 2.0 developer preview 3 release brings a lot of new features and changes to Android Wear OS. The major change being introduction of Play Store to Wear OS, which invites for updated Play services and other frameworks needed to install apps from Play Store.

If you’re trying to setup a Watch on Android wear 2.0, you might get stuck on a screen that says “Continue setup on phone”. At this point, if you don’t have Google Play Services framework with Android Wear support (version 9.8.41 and above) and the newer Android Wear app (version 2.0 and above) on your Android phone, then your watch will probably just get stuck on Continue setup on phone.

However, if you’ve the updated Android wear app and Google Play Services installed on your phone, you can continue setup of Google accounts for Watch from the Android Wear app on your phone.

How to Fix “Continue setup on phone” on Android Wear Watch

  1. Go to Settings » Apps » All apps.
  2. Select Android Wear app and check version number. It must be 2.0 or above.
    └ If not, download & install the latest version of Android Wear app from here.
  3. Go back to app list. Select Google Play services app and check version number. It must be 9.8.41 or above.
    └ If not, download the latest Google Play services APK from here.
  4. Restart watch and your Android phone.
    └ Do this even if you had the updated Android wear and Play services apps.
  5. Continue Watch setup again.

After performing the steps above, if your Watch setup is getting stuck at copying Google accounts (on Wear app), then reboot both Phone and Watch and try again.

Posted by
Shivam Malani

Shivam is our resident designer and web developer who also enjoys writing. He loves to meditate, drive on the freeways and hunt for snipers during his Call Of Duty playtime. Email: [email protected]

14 Comments

  1. Not working still

  2. Not working still

  3. still not working

  4. still not working

  5. I tried everything, but this will just not work. A bit of a pity though, normally dev previews at least install and run correctly at the beginning! There’s no chance anybody has gotten this to work 🙁

  6. I tried everything, but this will just not work. A bit of a pity though, normally dev previews at least install and run correctly at the beginning! There’s no chance anybody has gotten this to work 🙁

  7. I got I to to work after having this same problem. What I had to do is remove the watch from the Bluetooth settings by having it forget the watch on the wear 2.0 app plus resetting the watch and going thru that long reboot screen. After that all was fine. The most important part is having the phone forget the watch and starting over from scratch after updating the wear app to 2.0

  8. I got I to to work after having this same problem. What I had to do is remove the watch from the Bluetooth settings by having it forget the watch on the wear 2.0 app plus resetting the watch and going thru that long reboot screen. After that all was fine. The most important part is having the phone forget the watch and starting over from scratch after updating the wear app to 2.0

  9. Thanks Bbreeze for the info

  10. Thanks Bbreeze for the info

  11. Had the same problem! Figured out after choosing a Google Account to add and sync to the watch. In the companion app, select settings>select watch> accounts.
    Confirm the screen lock and enter the password to start the copying of the account from the phone to the watch.

  12. Had the same problem! Figured out after choosing a Google Account to add and sync to the watch. In the companion app, select settings>select watch> accounts.
    Confirm the screen lock and enter the password to start the copying of the account from the phone to the watch.

  13. Jason same thing is happening to me what should I do??

  14. I tried this several times with my Huawei watch and Nexus 6p. Still getting the message on the watch that hangs on “Continue setup on phone” message

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *