How to Delete Apps on Apple Watch?

By Abinash | Updated On July 5, 2022 

Apple Watch is arguably the best smartwatch on the market. However, over time you might run low on storage, and there’s no better way to clear up space than by deleting apps from your Apple Watch. You can delete both the defaults and third-party apps on your Apple Watch. Here’s how. 

What happens if your delete apps from your Apple Watch?

Before proceeding to remove apps from your Apple watch, note some of the important things. If you remove a built-in Apple app from your iPhone, that app will also be removed from your Apple Watch. If you want to restore a built-in Apple app, you can download it from the App Store on your iPhone or Apple Watch.

How to remove apps from Apple Watch?

Follow these steps to delete third-party apps from your Apple Watch:

On iPhone: 

  1. Launch the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. 
  2. Look for the app you want to delete and tap on it. 
  3. Turn off the Show App on the Apple Watch toggle. 

On Apple Watch:

  1. Tap on the Digital Crown to launch the app’s screen. 
  2. Navigate to the app you want to remove. 
  3. Tap and hold on to the app. 
  4. Now, tap on the (X) icon that appears at the top of the app icon. 
  5. Choose Delete App to confirm. 

How to remove default apps from Apple Watch? 

After the release of WatchOS 6, users are allowed to delete some built-in apps on Apple Watch. Here’s how. 

  1. Press the Digital Crown to open the Apps screen. 
  2. Tap and hold on to the app you want to delete till it wiggles. 
  3. Tap on the ( X ) icon at the top of the app icon. 
  4. Select Delete App to finish. 

List of pre-installed apps that you can remove from the Apple Watch 

Apple Watch features a large variety of built-in apps providing various features. However, they do tend to eat a lot of your precious storage. To remove built-in apps from your Apple Watch, you have to make sure you are running on WatchOS 6. Here’s the list of pre-installed apps you can remove from the Apple Watch. 

  • Camera
  • Now Playing
  • Cycle Tracking
  • Breathe
  • Alarm
  • Radio
  • Stopwatch
  • Noise
  • Walkie-Talkie
  • Timer
  • Remote 
  • ECG 

Built-in apps that you cannot delete from your Apple Watch: 

  • Music
  • Photos
  • Mail
  • Maps

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Abinash writes mostly on tech content.

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