You can access the dock on your Apple Watch with the flat button on the side of the device.
This opens a menu where you can choose from a selection of apps.
These apps aren’t random, so check out our tutorial below will if you would like to edit the Apple Watch dock by adding or removing some apps from that location.
How to Add or Remove an App from the Apple Watch Dock
- Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
- Select the My Watch tab.
- Choose Dock.
- Tap Edit.
- Touch the red circle to remove an app or the green circle to add an app.
- Tap Done when finished.
Our guide continues below with additional information on how to edit the dock on the Apple Watch, including pictures of these steps.
Your Apple Watch has a menu called the Dock that you access by pressing the button on the side of the watch. This dock provides quick access to a few apps, and is generally faster to use than navigating to the App screen.
But there might be apps in the dock that you don’t use, and you would prefer to streamline the location so that your favorite apps are even easier to launch. Our tutorial below will show you how to customize the Apple Watch dock by removing some apps from it.
How to Delete an App from the Dock on the Apple Watch (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed in the Watch app on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.3.
The watch being affected is an Apple Watch 2 in WatchOS 3.2.2. Note that any app that you remove from the dock using this method can be added back later from the same menu.
Step 1: Open the Watch app.
Step 2: Select the My Watch tab at the bottom-left corner of the screen.
Step 3: Choose the Dock option.
Step 4: Select the Edit button at the top-right corner of the screen.
There are Recents and Favorites options at the top of this screen. If you don’t see any apps, then you need to choose the Favorites option.
Step 5: Tap the red circle to the left of an app that you want to remove from the dock.
Step 6: Touch the Remove button to the right of the app to take it out of the dock.
You can repeat this process for any other apps that you want to remove from the dock. Once you are done, tap the Done button at the top-right corner of the screen.
Now that you know how to edit the dock on the Apple Watch, you will be able to customize this menu so that it’s more useful to you.
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Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
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