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iOS Limitations and Basics

iOS Limitations for Gear Apps

Gear applications are subject to the following limitations when their Gear device is connected to an iOS device:

  • Companion apps cannot run when their Gear device is connected to an iOS device.

Companion apps are composed of a Gear app and a host device app that exchange data through one of the following protocols: Samsung Accessory Protocol (SAP), In-App Purchase (IAP), or Remote App Control. Android host apps cannot run on iOS devices.

For details about Gear app APIs that are not supported when their Gear device is connected to an iOS device, see the following API references:

However, the connection between an iOS device and a Gear device is based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), which has a lower bandwidth than Android devices. This restricts the communication channel between the devices at the platform level. Therefore, standalone Gear apps that need higher bandwidths (for example, audio/video streaming and map-related apps) may not work properly when their Gear device is connected to an iOS device.

Standalone Gear apps that need higher bandwidths will work properly when their Gear device is in the Work without Phone Connection (WPC) mode, because it is directly connected through Wi-Fi, 3G, or Long Term Evolution (LTE), depending on the Gear device.

Gear Screen Capture

From a Gear S2 or S3, you can capture and review any Gear screenshot from your own Gear apps, other Gear apps, and the Gear platform. After transferring them to a connected Gear-compatible Android smartphone (including any Samsung smartphone), you can download screenshot files and use them for your app development and marketing purposes. You can also delete any captured screenshot.

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 To capture a screenshot:

  • Navigate to the screen to be captured.
  1. Press and hold the Power (lower) button 
  2. Swipe the display from left to right.
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To review captured screenshots:

  1. Press the Power button to enter the App Tray.
  2. Use the bezel to navigate to the Gallery. Tap Gallery
  3. In the Gallery home screen:
    • To navigate to a captured screenshot, rotate the bezel.
    • To select, tap [Screen Image].
  4. To select another screenshot:
    • To see full screen views, rotate the bezel.
    • To return to the Gallery home screen, press the Back button.

 

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To download or delete one captured screenshot:

  1. In the Gallery, navigate to and tap a captured screenshot to select it.
  2. To download and use the selected screenshot:
    1. Tap the More Options Icon.
    2. Rotate the bezel to select Send to phone. Tap Send to phone
    3. If necessary, connect to the phone:
      1. Position the phone near the Gear device.
      2. In the Connect via Bluetooth. screen, tap Checkmark Icon.
    4. Transfer screenshot from the Android phone to a computer:
      1. Connect the Android phone to a computer.
      2. In the computer file manager, transfer the screenshot from the phone to the computer storage.
  3. To delete the selected screenshot:
    1. In the Gallery, tap the More Options Icon.
    2. Tap Delete.
    3. In the Delete 1 photo? screen, tap Checkmark Icon.

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To download or delete many captured screenshots:

  1. Select the screenshots:
    1. In the Gallery, navigate to and tap a captured screenshot to select it.
    2. Press and hold the screen.
    3. In the Captured Screenshot Gallery:
      1. Swipe left or right to navigate to each captured screenshot.
      2. Tap an image to select it (surrounded by a blue circle); tap again to unselect it.
        Note: The number of currently selected screenshots is displayed.
         
  2. To download and use the selected screenshots:
    1. Tap More Options Icon.
    2. Tap Send to phone.
    3. If necessary, connect to the phone:
      1. Position the phone near the Gear device.
      2. In the Connect via Bluetooth. screen, tap Checkmark Icon.
    4. Transfer screenshot from the Android phone to a computer:
      1. Connect the Android phone to a computer.
      2. In the computer file manager, transfer the screenshot from the phone to the computer storage.
  3. To delete the selected images:
    1. Tap Delete.
    2. In the Delete [#] photos? screen, tap Checkmark Icon.

Get Logs from Gear Wearables (Tizen OS)

You may need to get system log files to analyze data for debugging or troubleshooting. To get system log files from Gear Wearable devices on Tizen OS, perform the following steps:


 

  1. Launch the Phone app:

    launch_phone.png

  2. Launch Log Dump:
    1. Enter *#9900#:

       

    2. As soon as you enter *#9900#, a Log Dump screen with multiple options appears.
  3. Select and press Run LOG_DUMP:

    Run_Logdump.png

  4. When Run LOG_DUMP completes, connect the Gear device to your Tizen Studio through Wi-Fi using the instructions located here.
  5. In the Connection Explorer in Tizen Studio, expand the device, and navigate to /opt/usr/media/SLP_debug. Look for the log_timestamp.tar.gz file.

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  6. Select the log file, right-click, and click Pull the file. Save the file in your system.

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