How to Delete Apps from Apple Watch Quickly

Learn how to remove apps from Apple Watch to free up space and enjoy easier navigation!

Learn how to free up space on Apple Watch by deleting apps you no longer need or use. Once an app is deleted, you will not be able to use it again unless you re-download it. There are three ways to remove apps from Apple Watch.

Related: How to Free Up Apple Watch Storage

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Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Fewer apps means easier Apple Watch navigation!
  • Deleting apps helps free up storage on your watch.
  • There are fewer distracting notifications if you delete useless apps.

How to Delete Apps on Apple Watch from Grid View

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  1. Open the Home screen on your Apple Watch by pressing the Home button.

    Open the Home screen on your Apple Watch by pressing the Home button.
     
  2. Tap and hold the display until the apps jiggle.

    Tap and hold the screen until the apps jiggle.
     
  3. Tap the x icon on the app that you want to delete. 

    Tap the x icon on the app that you want to delete. 
     
  4. You will have to tap Delete App to confirm the deletion.

    You will have to tap Delete App to confirm the deletion.

How to Delete Apps on Apple Watch from List View

  1. Open the Home screen on your Apple Watch by pressing the Home button.

    Open the Home screen on your Apple Watch by pressing the Home button.
     
  2. Swipe left over the app.

    Swipe left over the app.
     
  3. Tap the trash icon to delete the app.

    Tap the trash icon to delete the app.

Pro Tip: You cannot delete built-in Apple apps using your Apple Watch. To do this, you’ll have to delete the app on your iPhone.

How to Remove Apps from Apple Watch on Your iPhone

  1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone. 

    Open the Watch app on your iPhone. 
     
  2. Under the My Watch tab, find the app that you want to remove.

    Under the My Watch tab, find the app that you want to remove.
     
  3. Toggle to turn off Show App on Apple Watch.

    Toggle to turn off Show App on Apple Watch.

This will allow you to keep apps on your iPhone but not your Apple Watch.

When you erase Apple Watch apps, you free up space. Having too many apps can take up your Apple Watch storage, plus it makes it harder to navigate the apps you do use. Now you know how to delete apps to free up space on Apple Watch in three different ways!

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Olena Kagui

Olena Kagui is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life who lives in Rhode Island. With a BA in International Relations from Anglo American University, Olena traveled the world. She has lived in Ukraine, the Czech Republic, China, and the USA. Olena won an excellence award for a controversial article, got a grant to blog from a war-zone, and published a short fictional story. She hopes to publish a full-length novel and continue writing up a storm on her blog The Travel Bug Bite! When she’s not typing or flying, she is loving on animals, crafting bizarre creations, and devouring all-you-can-eat sushi.