How to change the display of apps on Apple Watch

How to enter the Apple Watch menu

We are assuming that you know how to access the Apple Watch applications menu, but perhaps it is your first watchOS device and you have not yet learned how to access this place. It is actually the simplest thing in the world, since you will only have to push the digital crown, that little round button that you will find on the right side of the device (or left if you have configured it for left-handed users). Then you can scroll through this menu with your finger, zooming in and out with that digital crown, but this time by unrolling it instead of pressing it.

If you want to consult the recently used apps you will have to press the other side button, the one that is flat. Here you can slide with your finger or with the digital crown to see and even open the apps you want. If you also slide your finger to the left on one of them you can cmiss it completely. An additional trick that we give you to quickly open the last app you used is to press twice on the digital crown.

Sort apps in the tile menu

When you enter the watchOS default apps menu, we find a curious sphere-shaped interface in which the applications appear as small icons. The negative of this menu is that many times the applications are placed at will, many times making it difficult for us to find them, but you can order them yourself. There are two ways to do this.

From Apple Watch

  • Access the apps menu.
  • Keep your finger pressed on any of the apps until they start to vibrate.
  • Click on an icon and drag it to the place where you want to put it.
  • Press once on the digital crown.

Ordenar apps Apple Watch

From the iPhone

  • Open the Watch app.
  • Go to available apps.
  • Click on “Layout”.
  • Tap and drag the app you want to move to another place you want it to stay.

Order Apple Watch apps from iPhone

View the Watch menu in list format

If, no matter how much order you want to establish in your app menu, you are not convinced by the mosaic display format, there is the possibility of seeing everything as a list. You already know how to do it, since the steps to follow are similar to what was explained in previous sections.

On the Apple Watch

  • Open Settings.
  • Go to App Layout.
  • Click on “See as list”.

View Apple Watch apps menu as list

On the iPhone

  • Open the Watch app.
  • Go to available apps.
  • Click on «View as list».

From iPhone see Apple Watch apps menu as list

This way you can get a view that is probably more comfortable for you. In this list format you can slide with your finger or with the digital crown to navigate through the menu. Yes, cannot be ordered applications in this format, as they will appear automatically ordered in alphabetical order.

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