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How To Change the App Layout on Apple Watch

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The Apple Watch is a captivating wearable with an intuitive interface. But if you’re frustrated with never being able to find the app you’re looking for, and you’d like to change your app layout, it is possible.

Quick Answer

There are two layout options: List and Grid. With the Watch app on your iPhone or the Settings app on your Apple Watch, you can change these options and completely customize the app layout of your Apple Watch home screen.

In the List view, the apps will be sorted in alphabetic order. In Grid view, all the apps on your Apple Watch will resemble a honeycomb layout. It’s just a matter of choosing which view you wish to see.

There is no right or wrong way to arrange your Apple Watch apps but if you’re getting frustrated with the grid layout, here’s how you can change it.

Method #1: Changing the App Layout From the Apple Watch

Within the Settings app on your Apple Watch itself, you can choose to display your applications in either a honeycomb grid or a list view. With these options, you can change the app layout of your Apple Watch completely depending on your liking.

If you are frustrated by the honeycomb-shaped grid on your Apple Watch and having trouble selecting the exact app you want? Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Wake your Apple Watch by pressing the button on its side.
  2. Find the “Settings” app and tap on it to bring the settings panel.
  3. Scroll down and find “App View” and then tap on it.
  4. Select “List View” from the options available.

List view is a handy option that helps organize and sort through all your apps. The alphabetical list makes it easier to jump straight to the starting letter and find the app you need.

Method #2: Changing the App Layout From the iPhone

Just like on your Apple Watch, it’s quite easy to switch between the list and grid view of the apps on your watch using the Watch app on your iPhone. Basically, it’s just a matter of choosing which way you find more convenient. 

Having apps arranged on your Apple Watch in a way that they serve you better can make your watch more useful. Here’s how to do it from your iPhone using the Watch app:

  1. Launch the “Watch” app on your iPhone.
  2. Select the “My Watch” tab at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap on “App View” to bring the app layout settings of your Apple Watch.
  4. Choose either “List view” or “Grid view”, the change will be applied immediately.

That’s how easy it is to change the Apple Watch app layout if you’re bored with the current layout and want to try something new.

You can change it using the Apple Watch itself, but you can also do it through the Watch app on your iPhone. With just a few taps, you can change your Apple Watch app layout to be exactly what you need it to be. 

Rearranging Apps in Grid View

While the List view shows apps alphabetically, which technically cannot be rearranged, you can rearrange them using the Watch app on your iPhone when you use the Grid view.

The next time you want to rearrange the apps on your wrist, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open the “Watch” app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on “App View” and ensure that the “Grid View” is selected.
  3. Click on “Arrangement” to bring up the layout of apps on the home screen of your Apple Watch.
  4. Drag the apps around the layout to rearrange them however you like.

You can customize which apps appear on the main screen of your Apple Watch. You can also prioritize them as you desire and have them organized any way you want.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I hide apps on Apple Watch?

You can hide certain apps from your Apple Watch home screen by using the Watch app on your iPhone. On the My Watch tab of the Watch app, scroll down to see all the apps installed on your watch. From there, you can select the app and hide it.

How do you simplify the Apple Watch home screen?

By using the Watch app on your iPhone, you can remove the 3D spherical animation of the home screen from the accessibility settings and even rearrange, hide or delete apps, to simplify the home screen and make it look cleaner.

How do I delete apps on the Apple Watch?

By long pressing on the app icon that you wish to delete and then press the tiny “X” button that appears to the side of the icon, you can delete apps, including some stock ones like Stopwatch, Radio, etc.

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