How to Customize Your Apple Watch Dock with Your Favorite Apps

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Customizing the apps in your Apple Watch Dock puts all the information and functionality you need at your fingertips. To get started, you'll need to open the Watch app on your phone and select the My Watch tab to edit the apps that appear in your Apple Watch Dock. Here's everything you need to know to customize your Apple Watch Dock! 

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How to Customize Your Apple Watch Dock with Your Favorite Watch Apps

  1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap My Watch, then tap Dock.

  3. Tap Favorites.
  4. Now tap Edit. From here, you'll be able to add and remove apps on your Dock.

  5. Tap the red minus icon to remove an app
  6. To add an app, tap the green plus icon.

  7. To change the position of an app, long-press the tab to the right of that app.
  8. Drag and drop the app to your preferred location.

You can also remove an app from the Dock right on your Apple Watch.

  1. On your Apple Watch, press the Side Button to open the Dock.
  2. Scroll through the app you want to remove, then swipe left on it.
  3. Tap the trash icon.

That's it, happy customizing! Next, learn how to change app layout on Apple Watch from Grid to List View and vice versa! Next, learn how to customize your iPhone Dock.

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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.