Tap Gear S3.
If prompted, tap Allow to approve the necessary permissions.
From the 'Devices spotted nearby' screen, tap Gear S3.
From the 'Connect to Gear S3' prompt, tap OK.
Ensure the passkey matches what's displayed on the watch then tap OK on the smartphone and the Checkmark icon on the Gear S3.
If using a non-Samsung Android smartphone to complete setup, when prompted with 'Allow Galaxy Watch PlugIn to...', tap ALLOW.
Review (check) the Terms and conditions for each option then tap Next.
You can agree to all or some of the services; however, accepting all the Samsung services improves your experience on the Gear S3.
If prompted, tap SIGN IN to complete Samsung account setup.
If prompted, tap Check for backup to retrieve a previous Samsung smartwatch backup.
If you prefer to set up as new, tap Skip for now.
Select the data (e.g., Phone, Messages, etc.) you want to restore then tap Restore.
Selected when a checkmark is present.
At the 'All done! Activation complete.' screen on the watch, tap OK.
Continue to use in conjunction with a companion smartphone for maximum functionality.
The Gear S3 requires a companion phone for certain options (e.g., software updates, email, etc.).
Standalone mode can't be used with NumberShare or the standalone connected device plan and provides limited functionality.
Continue to use in conjunction with a companion phone for maximum functionality.
Ensure the Gear S3 is charged and powered on.
If necessary, tap the watch display to begin.
From the 'Let's go' screen, swipe up.
Tap More Info.
Scroll to the bottom, then tap here (underlined, in blue).
Review the 'Continue without connecting' notice and choose Continue.
If you select Restart the watch will power off and on then return to the 'Let's go' screen.
Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions then tap Next.
From the 'Samsung account' screen, tap Next.
Tap the desired Wi-Fi network.
If necessary, tap the Refresh icon to refresh the list of available Wi-Fi networks or the Add icon to manually add a Wi-Fi network to the watch.
If you choose 'SKIP', you can add a Wi-Fi network after setup is complete.
From the 'Create PIN' screen, tap Next.
Enter a 4-digit PIN then enter the 4-digit PIN again to confirm.
At the 'All done! Activation complete.' screen, tap OK.