In this guide, we will show you a couple of methods to fix the issue of the Huawei Watch 3 sync not working with the Pixel 7 Pro. When it comes to the smartwatch domain, then there are a plethora of offerings to choose from, however, most of them come with an Android-based OS. If you are looking to get free from the shackles of Google Mobile Services, then the watch from Huawei might be your best shot as it boasts of Harmony OS based on Huawei Mobile Services.
While the watch checkmarks most of the prerequisites that one could have asked for, however, it is giving out a tough time to the latest Pixel device owners. Many Pixel 7 Pro users have voiced their concern that they are unable to sync their Huawei Watch 3 with their devices. Whether it’s calls, messages, emails, or spO2 and heartrate, none of these data are being synced with their device. If you are also in the same boat, then this guide shall help you out. Follow along for the fix.
Fix Huawei Watch 3 sync not working with Pixel 7 Pro
It is recommended that you try out each of the below-mentioned workarounds and then see which one spells out success for you. So with that in mind, let’s get started.
FIX 1: Using the old Huawei Health app
many users were able to rectify this issue after uninstalling the latest version of the Huawei Health app and instead installing an older build. So let’s give it a try using the below-listed steps and then check out the results.
- Uninstall the currently installed version of the Huawei Health app.
- Then download and install an older version of the Huawei Health app.
- After that, grant it the necessary permissions in the system settings.
- Finally, connect your Huawei watch to your phone and it should sync now.
FIX 2: Re-Pair and Scan via Huawei Health
Some users have recommended that upon reinitiating the pairing process and reconnecting via the Health app did the job for them. So refer to the below steps to give this tweak a try and then check out the results.
- Unpair your watch from your phone. Then start a new pairing process.
- Your watch will generate a new QR Code.
- So perform a scan in the Huawei Health app.
- The watch will now be paired with your device and the issue stands rectified.
FIX 3: Downgrade to November Update
The culprit behind this issue is the latest December update. So you might have to take the nuclear route of downgrading the device to the November update. However, do note this process will wipe off all the data from your device and might nullify its warranty as well. If that’s well and good, then do check out our guide on How to Downgrade Pixel Devices via Android Flash Tool OR How to Downgrade Pixel Devices via Fastboot Commands.
NOTE: If you are currently enrolled in QPR Berta build and wish to downgrade via an OITA update, then make sure to get yourself unenrolled from the Beta Testing. Only then will you be able to receive the stable Android update as an OTA.
That’s it. These were the three different methods to fix the issue of the Huawei Watch 3 sync not working with the Pixel 7 Pro. As far as the culprit behind this issue is concerned, fingers are currently being pointed out toward the Harmony OS s it might not be fully compatible with the Android OS. However, there’s nothing concrete as such that could help us cement this statement.
As soon as there are any further developments or new workarounds emerge, we will update this guide accordingly. In the meantime, the aforementioned tweaks are your best bet. Rounding off, if you know of any such tweak that worked out in your favor when it comes to fixing the sync issues, then do let us know in the comments section.
UPDATE 1: Other Pixel devices affected as well
Apart from the latest Pixel 7 series, the older Pixel 6,5, and even the 4 series are affected by this bug. This further concretes the fact that the culprit is indeed the December OTA update. And as of now, downgrading seems to be the only way out. However, that might not be the best route for many…
Not only because it is technical in nature, but more so because it will reset the device and could void the warranty. And having to deal with these consequences in order to rectify the issue caused by an OEM doesn’t make an iota of sense. Unfortunately, this is how things stand at the moment, and neither Huawei nor Google seems to be taking any step in the right direction as of now.
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