watchOS 6 Lets You Delete Built-In Watch Apps

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Similar to how Apple let people remove built-in iOS apps starting with iOS 10, Apple will let people delete built-in watch apps with watchOS 6 (via TechCrunch).

Built-In Watch Apps

Apple’s built-in watch apps include Alarm, Timber, Stopwatch, Remote, Camera Remote, Radio, ECG, Breathe, and watchOS 6’s Noise and Cycle Tracking. Uninstallation is similar to iOS: Tap and hold on an app icon, wait for it to wiggle, then tap the X that appears.

Or, you can open the Apple Watch app on iOS, into the app settings, and turn off the toggle for “Show on Apple Watch.” Some apps can’t be removed though, like Messages and Heart Rate.

TechCrunch notes that this isn’t available in the current watchOS 6 beta, but sources familiar with the plan say it’s coming in the future.

Further Reading:

[Updates Tied to iPhone in watchOS 6 Beta 1]

[Sprint BYOD Plan Gives You Unlimited for $25 per Month]

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Tom Abbott

Last night my watch updated itself to Watch OS 6.2.1 It looks a bit different, I can’t find any description of the new OS. Any one know what kind of pig came in that poke?

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Lee Dronick

Will you be able to reinstall them should you want to do that?