Keep using Bubble Cloud after Galaxy Watch Wear OS 4 / One UI 5 update

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Your Galaxy Watch received the Wear OS 4 / One UI 5 update, and your Bubble Cloud watch face complications, or the Bubble Cloud tile disappeared?

No worries! Here is what to do:


In case of the tiles, in Wear OS 4 Google broke backwards compatibility, but the new Wear OS 4 compatible tiles are already in the app, but for now you will have to enable the beta test under “More Options” →  “Behaviors” → “Wear OS 4 tiles”.

After doing so, the new tile options will appear, and you can re-add them.  Please note, a more finalized version of the tiles is already submitted and is only awaiting Google’s approval.  At this point Google seems to be doing everything they can to hinder development on Wear OS.


I recommend joining the beta test to receive version v10.25.4, which includes production ready Wear OS 4 tiles (automatically enabled on Wear OS 4 devices). However, Google won’t let me release them from beta. They keep rejecting my app updates for random reasons. Developing for Wear OS / Android was never easy with Google, but now it just became a complete nightmare.

Watch Face Complications

The watch face complications are even easier. You will just need to re-add, or re-assign the watch face complications to the arcs. For this go to “Bubble Cloud settings” → “Favorite Cloud settings”, and tap each of the arc fields.  Check the name of the complication that was assigned to the arc, tap on “Modify”, and select the same complication from the list (please see the video below where I show the process).  Do this for all your complications and they will continue to work correctly on Wear OS 4, One UI 5.

Make sure to keep the Bubble Cloud watch face in the main list of favorite watch faces on your watch, because One UI 5 now resets the settings of watch faces that are removed from the favorites.


Thank you for sticking with Bubble Clouds, I do my best to make sure it stays compatible with new versions of Wear OS.


Author: greg

the dev