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    App permission syncing between Galaxy Watch and Android phone coming soon

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    Last updated: April 18th, 2024 at 18:43 UTC+02:00

    Since Google and Samsung merged Wear OS and Tizen, Google has been rapidly improving Wear OS by adding new and useful features to it, such as introducing new applications for the platform, including Google Calendar and Gmail, improving existing apps, including Google Home and Google Maps, introducing new Tiles, and offering new watch face and health data systems to offer a better user experience. Well, the company is now working on offering another improvement to Wear OS that could come to Galaxy Watches.

    According to the Google News channel on Telegram, version 2.3.0 on the Google Pixel Watch app for Android contains an option called ‘Sync permission from phone’ which will “Give your watch the same app permissions that you’ve allowed” on your smartphone. In other words, once you enable the option, the app will sync permissions between your Android smartphone and the Pixel Watch for the common apps on the two devices.

    Sync permissions from phone option in the Google Pixel Watch app

    For example, if you give Google Maps on your Android smartphone permission to access your location, with the new option enabled, the Google Pixel Watch app will extend the same permission to Google Maps on your Pixel Watch, saving you from the hassle of giving permissions to the app on your smartphone as well as the smartwatch. The option is located inside the ‘Device details’ menu which is currently hidden behind a flag.

    At the moment, there’s no information about when Google will make the new option available to the public or if it will offer this feature to other Wear OS smartwatches, such as Samsung’s Galaxy Watch lineup. We hope that the company extends the new feature to other Wear OS smartwatches as it would offer people more convenience and a better user experience. In the meantime, you can check out the all-new Shazam app for Wear OS.

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