Every year, Apple releases new watchOS and introduces a new smartwatch. This obviously makes older apps outdated as they were developed on previous software development kit. Following this, watch users have to identify those out-of-date apps and remove them from Apple Watch.
Apple notifies users and developers about the old-fashioned or obsolete Apple Watch apps so that they can get rid of those older apps from the Apple Watch. Follow this detailed guide on how to identify and remove outdated Apple Watch apps.
How to Identify and Remove Outdated Apple Watch Apps
In April 2018, Apple made its intentions clear to stop accepting apps developed with watchOS 3 SDK. The worth of this exercise is that you can free up storage by identifying and removing the obsolete apps from your Apple Watch.
Note that if your Apple Watch apps are developed using watchOS 4+ SDK, you can use them on your smartwatch running watchOS 5 and later.
Now let’s delete those outdated apps from the Apple Watch.
Step #1. First off, launch the Watch app on your iPhone you have paired with the watch.
Step #2. Next, tap on My Watch tab from the bottom menu.
Step #3. Now you need to scroll down to the bottom, where you can see a list of available apps on your Apple Watch.
Step #4. In case, your watch has some apps, which are older or outdated, they will be listed in ‘Unavailable Apps’ tab; you need to tap on it.
Step #5. You are supposed to select such app from the list and tap on it. And then finally, tap on Delete App & Associate Data.
You need to do the same process for each outdated app to remove it from Apple Watch.
You have successfully identified and removed those old-fashioned apps from your Apple Watch.
It is not that unpopular apps have to be removed from your Apple Watch. Some of the famous apps like Google Maps, Amazon, eBay, Twitter, Instagram, and others have stopped offering watchOS component. And for this reason, you can recognize such apps and remove them from your smartwatch.
How many outdated apps have you found on your Apple Watch? There can be a few you can recognize and get rid of those older apps from your Smartwatch.
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