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Apps not installing on your Apple Watch? Here’s the fix!

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Apps not installing on your Apple Watch? Here’s the fix!

In case you are having bother installing apps to your Apple Watch, check out those fixes.

Yearly after the newest model of watchOS launches, I spend a few week digging thru the Apple Watch's App Retailer to look if I will in finding nice apps for my smartwatch. This inevitably ends up in me seeking to set up 30 apps at a time, which will motive… minor problems with app set up.

Whilst I do not believe maximum of you'll set up 30 apps in a single cross, in case you are having app set up issues, listed here are a couple of methods you'll be able to check out.

How do apps set up on my Apple Watch?


Via default, Apple Watch apps set up routinely to your Apple Watch on every occasion you obtain a suitable iPhone app that has an eye fixed spouse. If you happen to've disabled this setting, however, you are able to in finding all to be had apps to put in to your Apple Watch by way of doing the following:

How to install apps you've already downloaded to your Apple Watch

If you haven't any Apple Watch apps however wish to in finding new ones, you'll be able to at all times browse the Apple Watch App Store.

No apps are appearing in To be had Apps

If you recognize you could have downloaded an iPhone app that has an eye fixed part however it is not appearing up underneath the "To be had Apps" banner, likelihood is that you may have Automated App Set up became off and your iPhone did not to begin with acknowledge that those apps had been Apple Watch suitable. As such, your iPhone would possibly desire a reboot to correctly sync its app assortment.

How to reboot and reset your iPhone or iPad

As soon as you could have rebooted your iPhone, re-open the Watch app on your smartphone and take a look at the To be had Apps segment over again.

I have tapped set up, however my apps are endlessly spinning

There may also be a couple of choices for why your apps are not installing to your Apple Watch — listed here are a couple of I have come throughout in my app trying out time.

Choice 1: You are installing too many apps without delay

If you happen to, like me, attempted to put in thirty apps without delay, it is a slightly commonplace UI consequence on the Watch app's aspect — in most cases, the Watch app displays you a round development bar when installing particular apps, however whilst you attempt to upload too many without delay, that procedure occurs in the background. Your apps are nonetheless getting put in, however you will not see a development bar on the person apps till your queue will get extra manageable.

Choice 2: Test your Apple Watch's connection

In the previous, I have observed the "never-ending spin" phenomenon as a result of the Apple Watch wasn't if truth be told attached to Bluetooth (and thus, your iPhone). In case you are seeing this, take a look at your Bluetooth connection on each the iPhone and Apple Watch by the use of their respective Keep watch over Heart interfaces to ensure there is a connection.

If toggling Bluetooth on and stale did not paintings, it's your decision to take a look at force quitting the Watch app on your iPhone.


Choice 3: Restart your iPhone and/or Apple Watch

When all else fails, check out a restart for both your iPhone or Apple Watch, then re-open the Watch app.

Different Watch app troubleshooting questions?

Let me know beneath in the feedback!

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