How to Manage Your Watchlist in the Stocks App on Your iPhone & iPad (Updated for iOS 13 & iPadOS)

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Apple's Stocks app is a free, native offering for both iPhone and iPad that includes personalized market and stock tracking, and a curated section of business and finance news. One of the best reasons to use the Stocks app is the Watchlist; this feature offers the ability to choose which markets and stocks you are following, so you always have the data you need to make informed financial decisions. Let's get started learning how to customize the options in your Watchlist now. 

Related: The App That Makes Investing in Stocks Easy for Everyone, Even Kids!  

How to Remove Stocks from Your Watchlist on Your iPhone & iPad

  1. Open the Stocks app.
  2. Tap Edit at the upper-right corner of your display.

    iphone and ipad stocks apptap edit to add or subtract stocks from watchlist
  3. Tap the white minus sign in the red circle to the left of any item to remove it from your Watchlist.
  4. Tap Remove to complete the deletion; tap Done when you're finished removing items from your Watchlist.

    tap the minus sign to remove a stocktap remove to take a stock off your list

How to Add Stocks to Your Watchlist on Your iPhone & iPad

  1. To add a stock or market to your Watchlist, tap Edit on the Home screen again.
  2. In the Search field at the top, enter the index, stock symbol, company name, or fund name you'd like to add to your Watchlist and tap on it if you see it in the results list below.
  3. If the stock you're looking for doesn't pop up right away, tap Search and review the results.

    tap the search button to look for a stock
  4. Tap the name of the index, stock symbol, company name, or fund name, then tap Add to Watchlist.

    tap the name of the stock to add to the watchlisttap add to watchlist
  5. A popup will appear showing that your choice has been added to your Watchlist; tap the X under the stock ticker to return to the Search screen.
  6. Tap Cancel when you're finished adding items to your Watchlist. This will return you to the Home screen.

    tap x to return to the home screen of the stocks apptap cancel

Now you know how to customize your Watchlist and keep tabs on your investments!

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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.