watchOS has allowed users to delete Apple Watch apps directly on the wearable, but only for third-party software. watchOS 6 is set to change that by giving the option to delete built-in apps right from Apple Watch.
The new functionality won’t allow users to delete all of the built-in Apple Watch apps, but it will make it possible to remove stock apps like Breathe, Stopwatch, World Clock, Timer, Alarms, Walkie-Talkie, Radio, and more.
Keep in mind watchOS 6 is currently only available as a developer beta and will be available to the public in the fall.
Note: you can reinstall stock watchOS 6 apps you’ve deleted by heading to the App Store on Apple Watch.
watchOS 6: How to delete built-in apps on Apple Watch
- Head to the Home screen of your Apple Watch
- Do a long press on an app until you see them all wiggle
- Choose which built-in app you’d like to delete by tapping the “x”
- Confirm you’d like to delete the app
Here’s how these steps look:
Be sure to check out our review of over 80 new watchOS 6 features here and in the video below.
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