download, install and arrange apps on Apple Watch
Complete guide to download, install and arrange apps on Apple Watch

Apple Watch comes with a dozen of pre-installed apps for information, timekeeping and communication. But once you add some of your favorite apps on Apple Watch, the Home Screen of the wearable quickly fills up and probably you’ll get stuck in finding the app you want.

One of the best ways to get rid of this entire problem is to download all the apps you need and then rearrange them for easy access. In this tutorial, we’ll help you to download apps from your Apple smartphone, install them on your Apple Watch and then arrange them on your wearable’s Home screen.

How to download apps for Apple Watch

Currently, iPhone powers all the apps on Apple Watch and getting a new app on Apple Watch is as easy as loading it onto your iPhone. Here’s how to do it:

Apps on Apple Watch

  • Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone
  • Now tap on Featured to navigate to the Apple Watch App Store
  • Search the apps you want to add to your apps collection and download them same as you do with an iPhone app

Note: If the app is already available on your iPhone, you’ll be prompted with the Open option

  • On the other hand, you can open the standard App Store on your iPhone and see for apps that are labelled with “Offers Apple Watch app for iPhone”

How to install apps on Apple Watch

Installing apps on Apple Watch is not as easy as it is on iPhone because you need to do this via Apple Watch app on iPhone. Read on and check how to get started.

  • Pair your Apple Watch with your iPhone
  • Open the Apple Watch app on your smartphone and tap My Watch for finding the settings section
  • Now scroll down to the list of Apple Watch-compatible apps that are available on your iPhone
  • Simply tap on the app you want to add to your Apple WatchShow app on Apple Watch
  • Make sure the Show app switch on your Apple Watch is turned on
  • Your Apple Watch will now prompt you with a message to install the app you selected
  • Tap on Yes and that’s it

How to arrange apps on Apple Watch

Apps on the Apple Watch become visible as a honeycomb on the home screen. You can control the layout of these apps. Read on and check the ways to arrange apps on Apple Watch.

arrange apps on Apple Watch

Method 1:  Arrange apps via Apple Watch

  • Navigate to the apps screen
  • Tap and hold the screen until the X button appears
  • Just drag any of the apps available on your Apple Watch to the position you want

Method 2: Arrange apps via Apple Watch app on your iPhone

  • Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone
  • Tap My Watch > App Layout option
  • Now tap and hold the app’s icon until it zooms
  • Drag the app to its new location
  • Arrange the app as you desire

Also Read: How to control your music with Apple Watch

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