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    Sideloading apps on the Gear S3

    I live in Spain where samsung pay is not available for my gear S3 frontier (it does work on my samsung galaxy S7). I have just downloaded the Samsung pay for Gear APK but I do not know how to sideload it on my Gear S3. Does anybody know how to sideload apps on the Gear S3?
    Thank you.

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    Can you install the APK onto your S7.
    Now go to My Files and find the APK file and long press to give the share option.
    Choose Bluetooth and then your Galaxy Gear.
    Choose to accept the file on your Gear.
    Once transferred use File manager on your Gear to find the download.
    Double click on the file to install.

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    Thank you very much for your suggestion greenman. However, it didn't work because when I try to share the APK via bluetooth, my phone cannot see the gear s3. I also tried wifi direct and android beam with the same reault. Any other ideas?

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    Can you connect your phone to your Gear S3?

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    Yes, I can. They are connected to each other via bluetooth but when I try to share the APK via bluetooth, my watch doesn't show up in the list of available devices in spite of being connected.

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    Can you send the apk through your wifi or mobile data connection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tipatiblo [ Login above or register to see download links. ]
    I live in Spain where samsung pay is not available for my gear S3 frontier (it does work on my samsung galaxy S7). I have just downloaded the Samsung pay for Gear APK but I do not know how to sideload it on my Gear S3. Does anybody know how to sideload apps on the Gear S3?
    Thank you.
    I am able to transfer apk files (pay and whatsapp) via bluetooth with Filesmaster (costs $2 unfortunately).
    I am not however able to install the files even after accessing them with that or other file managers....

    Any help?

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    You need the apps that are compatible with the Gear S3.
    Download them directly through your watch.
    Samsung Pay is available.
    WhatsApp is not at the moment.
    [ Login above or register to see download links. ]

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenman [ Login above or register to see download links. ]
    You need the apps that are compatible with the Gear S3.
    Download them directly through your watch.
    Samsung Pay is available.
    WhatsApp is not at the moment.
    [ Login above or register to see download links. ]

    anyone have the right file for samsung pay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sepural [ Login above or register to see download links. ]
    anyone have the right file for samsung pay?
    The info here suggests that Samsung Pay apk works on all versions.
    [ Login above or register to see download links. ]

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