How To Disable Reactivation Lock Gear S3

Hey there! Today I want to share with you how to disable the Reactivation Lock on your Gear S3 smartwatch. This can be a helpful guide if you’re looking to sell or give away your device, or if you’re experiencing any issues with the Reactivation Lock feature.

First, let me explain what the Reactivation Lock is. It’s a security feature on the Gear S3 that prevents unauthorized users from accessing your watch if it’s lost or stolen. When enabled, even if the watch is reset to factory settings, it will still ask for the last known Samsung Account credentials to activate the device.

Now, let’s get into the steps to disable the Reactivation Lock:

Step 1: Locate the Settings App

To begin, navigate to the Settings app on your Gear S3. You can do this by pressing the Home button to access the app menu, and then scrolling until you find the Settings icon. It looks like a gear or cog.

Step 2: Access the Security Settings

Once you’re in the Settings app, scroll down until you see the “Lock” option. Tap on it to open the security settings.

Step 3: Disable Reactivation Lock

Within the security settings, you’ll find the option for Reactivation Lock. It’s usually located under the “Find My Gear” or “Find My Watch” section. Tap on Reactivation Lock to access the toggle switch.

Now, you should see a toggle switch labeled “Reactivation Lock”. Simply toggle it off to disable the feature. You might be prompted to enter your Samsung Account credentials to confirm the action.

Once you’ve successfully turned off Reactivation Lock, you can proceed with selling or giving away your Gear S3 without any concerns about the new owner encountering activation issues.


Disabling the Reactivation Lock on your Gear S3 can be a straightforward process. By following the steps I’ve outlined in this guide, you should be able to turn off the feature and enjoy a hassle-free experience when selling or giving away your smartwatch.

Remember, it’s always important to take precautions to protect your personal data, even when parting ways with your devices. Disabling Reactivation Lock is just one step in ensuring your privacy and security.

I hope you found this guide helpful! If you have any other questions or need further assistance, feel free to let me know.