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Apple Watch: delete apps – it’s that easy!

Apple Watch apps delete logoDo you have apps on your Apple Watch that you don’t use at all? Then you can easily delete them. No matter whether you just want to improve the overview on the Apple watch or free up storage space. We’ll show you how to delete apps on your Apple Watch!

Delete apps from Apple Watch

To get rid of superfluous Apple Watch apps, there are two simple ways that we want to introduce you to the following. It doesn’t matter which Apple Watch model you own. It works the same on all devices. It starts with the variant directly on the Apple Watch. Then we will show you how it works alternatively on the iPhone.

On Apple Watch (grid view)

  1. Press the Digital Crown to view all apps.
  2. Put your finger lightly on an app that you want to delete.
  3. When the app icons start to wobble, tap the “X”.
  4. Then go to “Delete app”.

Delete apps on Apple Watch

On Apple Watch (list view)

  1. Press the Digital Crown to view all apps.
  2. Swipe left on the app you want to delete.
  3. Tap on the red button and click on “Delete app”.

Delete apps on the Apple Watch in the list view

If you delete apps directly on the Apple Watch, they are not automatically removed from your iPhone. On the other hand, if you delete an app on the iPhone, it will also disappear from the Apple Watch. You can reinstall deleted apps at any time via the App Store on the Apple Watch or on the iPhone.

On the iPhone

  1. Open the Watch app on the iPhone to which your Apple Watch is connected.
  2. Tap on the “My Watch” tab at the bottom left
  3. Under “Installed on Apple Watch” you tap on the app that you want to delete.
  4. Deactivates the item “Show app on Apple Watch”.

Delete Apple Watch apps on the iPhone

The app will now also disappear from your Apple Watch, but it will remain on the iPhone. Also note that you can only delete third-party apps in the Watch app and none of the pre-installed Apple apps. Apple’s own apps can only be removed directly on the Apple Watch (see above).

You can (not) delete these Apple Watch apps

Can’t delete an Apple Watch app? For a long time, it was only possible to delete third-party apps on the Apple Watch. You can now also throw many of the pre-installed and in-house Apple applications off the clock. The list of deletable system apps reads as follows:

  • To breathe
  • timer
  • stopwatch
  • Alarm clock
  • Walkie talkie
  • radio
  • Now running
  • EKG
  • Sounds
  • camera
  • Remote
  • Blood oxygen
  • Memoji
  • Search people
  • sleep
  • Cycle log

If necessary, you can simply restore these apps via the App Store on the Apple Watch or on the iPhone. As on the iPhone, there are also system apps on the Apple Watch that you cannot delete. This includes:

  • shares
  • activity
  • App Store
  • Settings
  • memories
  • photos
  • Heart rate
  • Audio books
  • calendar
  • cards
  • Shortcuts
  • Mail
  • music
  • news
  • Podcasts
  • computer
  • Voice memos
  • phone
  • training
  • Wallet
  • World clock
  • Weather

Source: iPhone Tricks

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