How to Uninstall/Delete Apps on Apple Watch 7 (watchOS 8)

This post will help you free up some storage space on your new Apple Watch 7 by deleting unnecessary applications. Here’s how to uninstall or delete apps on Apple Watch 7 in the latest watchOS 8 platform.

Is your Apple Watch home screen cluttered with unnecessary applications? If so, then might as well consider removing those that are no longer useful. Not only that it makes your Apple Watch home screen pristine but more importantly it saves up some storage space.

Uninstalling Apple Watch Apps in watchOS 8

The Apple Watch needs to be paired with a compatible iPhone in order to work as intended. Both devices communicate through Wi-Fi, Cellular and Bluetooth connections. 

If Bluetooth connection is in use, both devices must be nearby. If Bluetooth is not available or off range, that’s when the Apple Watch uses Wi-Fi or cellular connection. Once both devices are connected, you should be all set to use and manage Apple Watch apps and services straight from your wrist or through its paired iPhone.

Depending on the device configurations, apps installed on your iPhone will likewise be automatically installed and available on its paired Apple Watch. Although such is a useful system, the limited storage on the Apple Watch could eventually become a dilemma. This is when app management is necessary. 

To prevent the Apple Watch storage from running low, deleting unnecessary apps is recommended. 

Aside from storage space, deleting unwanted apps is also imperative to keep your Apple Watch system organized.

To give you some input on how to get these things done on the new Apple Watch series 7, I’ve mapped out a step-by-step walkthrough as follows. 

Just read on to view more detailed instructions.

Different Ways to Uninstall/Delete Apps on Apple Watch 7 in watchOS 8

Deleting an Apple Watch app can be carried out either through the iPhone that’s paired with the Apple Watch or straight from the Watch’s app screen. The outlined steps below depict both methods.

Start whenever you’re all set to uninstall any unwanted apps from your Apple Watch 7.

Deleting Apple Watch apps with an iPhone

Before you begin, make sure that both your iPhone and Apple Watch are paired and near each other. 

Step 1: Go to your iPhone and then open the iOS Watch app.
Step 2: While on the Watch app screen, tap on the My Watch tab at the bottom left edge.
Step 3: Navigate to the Installed on Apple Watch section and then tap to select the app that you’d like to delete or uninstall from your Apple Watch. On the succeeding app menu, turn off the switch next to Show App on Apple Watch.

Deleting Apple Watch apps straight from the Apple Watch Home screen.

Before you proceed, make sure your Apple Watch is sufficiently charged. 

Step 1: Press the Digital Crown on the side of your Apple Watch to launch the App View.
Step 2: Find the app that you want to delete and then press and hold on the app icon and then tap the option to Edit Apps.
When the app icons start to jiggle, it means that edit mode is enabled and the X icon appears on the top-left corner of every app icon.
Step 3: Tap on the X icon on the app that you’d like to delete and then tap Delete App in the pop-up message to confirm.

Repeat the same steps to delete another app straight from the Apple Watch.

Cannot Delete/Uninstall Apps from your Apple Watch?

Please note that some stock or built-in apps including the iOS Timer, Alarms, Stopwatch, Radio, and World Clock cannot be deleted. That said, verify if the app you’re trying to delete is a stock iOS app or not. 

If the app you’re trying to delete is a third-party app and for some reason you cannot delete it, try to reboot your Apple Watch and your iPhone. Problems like this are often transpiring among other random system glitches that can be rectified by a soft reset or quick reboot.

Why is it necessary to delete Apple Watch apps?

Deleting unnecessary apps is also another way to make space for new Apple Watch updates.

To prevent new apps from being added to your Apple Watch automatically, you can disable automatic app installation on your iPhone.

To access and manage this feature, just head over to the iPhone that’s paired with your Apple Watch and then open the Apple Watch app. Navigate to the My Watch tab then tap General. On the succeeding screen, turn off the Automatic App Install switch. That should prevent automatic installation of recently added apps on the iPhone to the Apple Watch.

Should you wish to reinstall a deleted Apple Watch app, just head over to the App Store to redownload and install the app like the first time.

And that’s all about uninstalling or deleting apps on the new Apple Watch 7 with the updated watchOS 8 platform.

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