How To Remove Apps from the Apple Watch

If you’ve just gotten an Apple Watch, you may be a little overwhelmed by all the apps that get copied to it. There’s the stock Apple apps, of course, but many third-party apps – all those on your iPhone that have Apple Watch extensions – get copied as well.

There are two ways to delete apps from the Apple Watch. The first is from the Apple Watch app on the iPhone. Tap the name of an app, and then toggle Show App on Apple Watch:

Delete app watch app

On the watch itself, you can delete apps the same way you do on the iPhone. Tap and hold an app icon until it wiggles; you’ll see a tiny x at the top-left of the icon.

Delete app watch

Tap that x; it’s not easy, because it’s very small, but after a few tries you’ll figure out where to hit.

You can now use the watch without so much clutter.

2 thoughts on “How To Remove Apps from the Apple Watch

  1. There is a third way, I think. If you remove the iPhone app on your iPhone that hosts the Apple Watch app, I suspect that will remove it from the Apple Watch as well. The experiment is left as an exercise to the reader. ?

  2. There is a third way, I think. If you remove the iPhone app on your iPhone that hosts the Apple Watch app, I suspect that will remove it from the Apple Watch as well. The experiment is left as an exercise to the reader. ?

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