‘Smartphones’, ‘Smartwatches’, and ‘Smart Homes’ have become quite common terms in today’s time. Whether it’s a gadget, a wearable, or a property, people want to make it smart so that they can fulfill various purposes in a smooth, effortless, and quick manner.
The Apple Watch is a perfect example of a smartwatch. As you already know, it’s a smartwatch manufactured by Apple Inc., an American multinational technology company. The company manufactures a variety of products, such as computers, mobile phones, wireless earbuds, and so on. Apple Watch was released in April 2015, and ever since then, its demand has always shown an upward trend. People across the globe wear this watch as it has grown popular over time.
Just like any other product or service in the field of technology, Apple Watch also gives its users a hard time on some occasions. The reason behind the same is that it takes some time and patience to become completely familiar with the features, pros, and cons of any technological product or service.
Users of the Apple watch face difficulties regarding different features. One such feature that might appear difficult to users is removing apps. As the Apple Watch is a smartwatch, you can download and install apps on it. Just like installing applications, removing applications is also possible. Users can delete the applications that they no longer need. In this blog post, we have explained how to remove apps from Apple Watch.
Find Out How to Remove Apps from Apple Watch
A smartwatch is not just a simple watch because it contains a wide array of features. It is a wearable computer that is in the form of a wristwatch. It is a digital watch that contains a small computer with an operating system. Smartwatches or digital watches allow the users to stay connected with others as they are connected to a smartphone.
Just like mobile phones, smartwatches have a touchscreen interface. The features that a smartwatch provides include but are not limited to making calls, receiving calls, viewing notifications, playing music, navigating maps, monitoring heart rate, monitoring blood pressure, tracking physical activity, and using apps.
It’s important to learn how to remove apps from Apple Watch because smartwatches are used to access various applications. Apple watches already come with a number of helpful apps. These apps are alarms, activity, calendar, calculator, contacts, cycle tracking, heart rate, maps, mail, messages, music, news, phone, photos, reminders, timers, weather, and a few others.
Along with the apps mentioned above, an Apple Watch also has an App Store and Settings. You can download the third-party applications on Apple smartwatches from the App Store. You can also download applications via your iPhone. When you feel that you don’t want an application that has been installed on your Apple Watch, you can remove the same.
How to Remove an App Using Your Apple Watch
You should know that there are two methods using which you can remove third-party applications from your Apple smartwatch. The first method involves removing or deleting an app from your Apple watch itself. So, let’s see how to remove apps from Apple Watch using the watch itself.
First of all, press the digital crown on your Apple Watch. It will bring up the home screen. When the home screen appears, you should check whether your applications are in a grid view or list view. If your applications are in grid view, you need to find the application you want to remove.
Once you find the application, touch and hold it until the icon of the app jiggles. Now tap the ‘X’ button to remove the application. If your applications are in list view, you need to swipe left on the application you want to remove. Then, tap on the delete option. Now, press the digital crown to confirm deleting the application.
How to Remove an App Using Your iPhone
The second method involves removing or deleting an app from your Apple Watch using your iPhone. First of all, you need to open the Watch application on your iPhone. Now, tap the ‘My Watch’ tab. Then, choose the application you want to delete under the section ‘Installed on Apple Watch’. Turn off the option ‘Show App on Apple Watch’.
If you remember, we had mentioned at the beginning of the blog post that Apple watches come with several applications, such as contacts, alarms, messages, etc. Some people wonder whether they can remove these preinstalled Apple Watch applications or not. Well, the answer is ‘Yes’. You can delete the preinstalled or native apps easily.
Let’s have a look at how to remove apps from Apple Watch that are preinstalled. You can remove the native applications from the watch itself or by using the iPhone. You just need to follow three simple steps. The first two steps are the same in the case of both, whereas the third step varies according to the method.
The first step is to touch and hold the application you want to remove until it juggles. The second step is to tap the ‘X’ button. If you are deleting the application using the Apple Watch itself, you need to press the digital crown to confirm the deletion. If you are deleting the application using your iPhone, press the home button to confirm the deletion.
You can reinstall the deleted applications in your Apple Watch if you want to use them in the future. You just need to search the application in your App Store. On finding the application, tap the cloud icon that you can see next to the application.
We hope that you must have now learned how to remove apps from Apple Watch. Smartwatches from Apple can help you in many ways. You can choose the suitable apps for different purposes you want to fulfill using your Apple Watch.