How To Make Calls On Galaxy Watch 3 Without Phone?

Galaxy Watch 3 brings advanced technology to your wrist because of its numerous health, fitness, and other extra features. But, besides its fitness and health features, many people want to know how to make calls on Galaxy Watch 3 without a phone.

The method is straightforward. But the most important thing to keep in mind is that you can make calls without a phone, only using the LTE version. And you also have to activate the LTE service for your Samsung Galaxy Watch 3. 

But don’t worry; we have provided a detailed step-by-step guide for activating the LTE smartwatch and making calls without a phone. So, let’s jump into it.

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How To Activate LTE Service For Your Galaxy Watch 3

How To Activate LTE Service For Your Galaxy Watch 3

To make calls from your LTE version Galaxy watch, firstly, you have to activate the service for your smartwatch with the same carrier as your smartphone.

If you use a phone running Android 5.0 or later, you can activate the mobile network with at least 1.5GB of RAM. Also, it would help if you were connected via wifi and mobile web. 

You will be prompted to activate your carrier’s service on your watch when you connect it to your phone for the first time. The activation process will begin once you have completed this step.

Follow these steps to complete the activation process:

1. Open watch settings: In your smartphone, go to the Galaxy Wearable app’s watch settings or home tab app.

2. Open Mobile Plans: After that, you have to open the Mobile plans, and the app will automatically start scanning for an eligible LTE network.

3. Follow Prompts: To complete the activation process, follow the prompts. Also, for this process, your phone needs to have a SIM card inserted.

How To Locate IMEI, EID, or ICCID For Activation

In case if you’re unable to activate the LTE service or it has been repaired and is no longer connected to your carrier’s network, then you have to contact them.

Once you have provided the watch’s unique identification number (EID, IMEI, or ICCID) and confirmed the right service plan, you must proceed with the purchase.

Follow these steps to locate the identification number of your smartwatch:

  • Find and head over to the settings of your watch.
  • Select About look from the home screen, and then tap Device.
  • After that, the EID, IMEI, or ICCID will be shown on your screen.

How To Make Calls On Galaxy Watch 3 Without Phone

How To Make Calls On Galaxy Watch 3 Without Phone

Follow these steps to make calls on your smartwatch without a phone.

First of all, you have to head over towards the Phone option. Secondly, you have to select the Contacts icon to choose the specific contact. Alternatively, you can tap the Keypad icon to dial any number.

After that, press the green Phone icon on your wrist to place a call. You can now make a phone call using your paired smartphone and use your phone as you usually would during calls.


An LTE model is the only way to make phone calls. In the case of Wi-Fi-only models, the watch will ask you to answer it from a paired smartphone.

How To Answer The Incoming Calls From Your Watch

If you are away from your phone and want to receive a call from your wrist, then swipe the green phone icon to the right to answer the call. You can ignore a call just by swiping the red phone icon to the left.

There is no problem if another call comes in while you are already on the call. You can answer by swiping the green phone icon and then tapping Hold a current call or End the recent call. 

Whenever the first call is on Hold, you can switch back to it by tapping More options (the three vertical dots), followed by Swap.

How To Perform Remote Call Using wifi

In Galaxy Watch 3, you can also perform remote calls using wifi but remember your LTE smartwatch must have active data service. Also, if you connect remotely, you may not receive incoming calls.

Follow these steps to use this feature:

1. Turn on the right settings: First of all, when your phone is connected to the watch through Bluetooth, you have to turn on the proper settings in the Galaxy Wearable app.

2. Select call and text on other devices: After that, you have to go to your phone’s settings and find the call and text on other devices.

3. Turn on the feature: You have to turn on that feature by tapping on Switch.

After performing all these steps, the connection will be automatically established, and your watch will be shown in the Registered devices list.

Texting Feature Of Galaxy Watch 3

Smartwatches with Bluetooth and LTE make it easier than ever before to talk and walk simultaneously. Using the pre-installed Messages app, you can create new messages, view incoming messages, and reply to them without even taking out your Galaxy phone. 

Incoming calls can also be declined using Quick messages. If you are using an LTE-enabled watch, you must connect it to a Galaxy phone.

Note: Wireless service provider, software version, and model may determine the available screens and settings. You cannot install apps such as Google Hangout, WhatsApp, or Facebook Messenger on the watch.

How To Send A Message On Galaxy Watch 3

If you want to send a quick message to a friend during your run, you can do so with the Messages app on your watch. If your watch is not connected to your phone or mobile network, touch it.

1. Go to Messages: Select either the message icon or the contact icon to compose a new message. 

Note: Unless you have sent a message on the watch before, the message icon may not appear.

2. Choose The Recipient: After clicking the message icon, choose the recipient you want to send the message. Select the message from the log instead if you’re going to reply to an existing conversation.

3. Choose The Method: Now, there are several methods of sending messages that you can select. These methods include a microphone, emoji, writing, voice recording, quick response, etc.

Final Words

The article concludes that you can only make calls from your Galaxy Watch 3 without a phone if you are using the LTE version of the watch.

Also, it is essential to activate the LTE service of your watch. We have guided you step-by-step and are hopeful now you’ll be able to make calls from your watch without the phone.

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