How to Create a Custom Workouts List on Apple Watch

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Apple Watch users love the Workout app for its variety, but your favorite workout may be hidden or hard to find among a long list of activities you don’t even do. I’ll teach you how to customize Apple Watch workouts based on your needs and preferences! Here's how to delete or add workouts to Apple Watch.

Related: How to Add a Workout to the Apple Watch Before or After Your Workout

Why You’ll Love This Tip

  • Find your favorite activity on Apple Watch faster by removing unused activities.
  • Add new activity types to your list of Apple Watch workouts.

How to Edit Workouts on Apple Watch Activities List

Be sure to check out our article on how to get the apple watch out of power reserve mode. Here's how to add and delete Apple Watch workouts, so you only see the workouts you want:

  1. To add a new workout, open the Workout app on your Apple Watch.

    Open the Apple Watch Workout app
  2. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the list and tap Add Workout.

    Scroll all the way down and select Add Workout
  3. Scroll through the list and tap on the workout type to add it.

    Scroll through the workout options and tap on the one you want to add
  4. You will be taken back to the list of workouts, where you'll see the workout you just added.

    You will see your new workout type added to your list
  5. To delete a workout from Apple Watch, swipe left on the workout.

    Swipe left on the workout type you want to delete
  6. Tap the red X icon to delete the workout.

    Tap the X icon to delete the workout type

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Tamlin Day

Tamlin Day is a feature web writer for iPhone Life and a regular contributor to iPhone Life magazine. A prolific writer of tips, reviews, and in-depth guides, Tamlin has written hundreds of articles for iPhone Life. From iPhone settings to recommendations for the best iPhone-compatible gear to the latest Apple news, Tamlin's expertise covers a broad spectrum. 

Before joining iPhone Life, Tamlin received his BFA in Media & Communications as well as a BA in Graphic Design from Maharishi International University (MIU), where he edited MIU's literary journal, Meta-fore. With a passion for teaching, Tamlin has instructed young adults, college students, and adult learners on topics ranging from spoken word poetry to taking the perfect group selfie. Tamlin's first computer, a Radioshack Color Computer III, was given to him by his father. At 13, Tamlin built his first PC from spare parts. He is proud to put his passion for teaching and tech into practice as a writer and educator at iPhone Life.