Set Up Your Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 for Non-Samsung Devices

The Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 (or any other Samsung Galaxy smartwatch) isonly works with Samsung Galaxy smartphones. However with a small tweak and the Gear Manager app, you can configure your Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 to connect with any non-Samsung smartphone.

The tweak is simple and you can follow the step-by-step instructions given below to complete the task successfully:

    ■Download the Gear Manager.apk file on any non-Samsung smartphone.
    ■Once downloaded, turn on the Bluetooth on the device.
    ■Go to the Settings window.
    ■Under the PERSONAL section, locate and tap Security.
    ■Once you are on the Security window, under the PASSWORD section, check the Unknown sources checkbox.
    ■Tap OK from the prompt box and exit the Settings window.
    ■After this, locate and tap the Gear Manager.apk file from the internal storage of the smartphone.
    ■On the Gear Manager interface, tap Next from the bottom.
    ■When you are on the Do you want to install this application window, tap Install.
    ■Once the Gear Manager is installed successfully, from the Select device window, tap to select Galaxy Gear 2 under the Available devices section.
    ■On the Bluetooth Pairing Request box, tap Pair.
    ■Once done, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process and to get the Galaxy Gear 2 paired with a non-Samsung smartphone.