There is an app screen on the Apple Watch that you can access by pressing the crown button on the side of the watch. This allows you to open any app that is currently installed on the device. But that app screen can fill up pretty quickly, and it can be difficult to find and select the right app, especially if you want to do so in a hurry.
Fortunately there is another place on your watch where you can open apps. This location is called the dock, and it is a customizeable location where you can place several different apps. But you may find that there are default apps in there that you don’t want, so our guide below is going to show you how to delete those apps from the Apple Watch dock.
How to Delete an App from the Dock on the Apple Watch
The steps in this article were performed on an Apple Watch 2 in WatchOS 3.2.3. These steps will be performed on the watch itself, but can also be done through the Watch app on your iPhone. If you elect to go the iPhone route, then choose the My Watch tab, select the Dock option, tap Edit, then delete whichever apps you don’t want to appear there. Otherwise, follow the steps below on your watch.
Step 1: Press the button on the side of your watch to open the dock. Note that this is the flatter button, not the crown.
Step 2: Swipe left or right to locate the app that you want to delete, then swipe up on it.
Step 3: Tap the Remove button to delete that app from the Apple Watch dock. Note that this does not delete the app itself. It merely removes it from the dock.
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