Accessing apps from your Apple Watch’s home screen can be difficult given the cluttered interface, so accessing apps from Dock is a good option. To access your favorite apps, you can arrange them into Dock.
On Dock, you can check the app’s name and a preview of the content. You can add and remove any app from the Dock. You can select which apps to be on Dock via your iPhone and can also decide the order of the apps.
In this post, we have listed the step by step guide on how to use and customize Dock on your Apple Watch.
Organize Dock Using Apple Watch
You can access Dock on all Apple Watch Series whether it is Series 1, Series 2 or Series 3. To open Dock, tap on side button. A list of recently used apps will open. To scroll through the list, swipe your finger in an upward direction or downward direction. You can also turn the digital crown to go through the list. Once you are at the end of the list, select All Apps link to go to Home Screen to see all your app icons. Now scroll to the top of the list, then the first app on the list displays link “Keep in Dock.” Tap link if you want that app should stay in Dock. If you want to open an app from Dock, tap it.
Remove Apps from Dock Using Watch
Tap side button to go to Dock. To remove apps from Dock, swipe the app to the left-hand side. Tap on Remove and app will be removed from Dock.
Personalize Dock Using iPhone
You can choose whether you want the recent apps or favorite apps to appear on Dock. To do so, unlock your iPhone and go to Watch app. Locate Dock. Under Dock options, tap Favorites to select it.
Remove Apps from Dock via iPhone
You can remove unwanted apps from Dock using your iPhone or change the order in which the apps appear. You can add 10 apps to be listed as favorites in Dock. Still, the most recently used apps will appear on top of the list. Tap on Edit. In Favorites, tap on minus icon to remove an app that you don’t want in a list to appear. Then tap the Remove button. Similarly, remove other apps that you don’t want to be the part of Favorites list.
Add Favorites Apps To Dock Via iPhone:
Go to Watch app, then Dock. If you want to add an app to Dock, then you need to go to Do Not Include section. To add an app, click on plus sign. You can only add up to 10 apps in the favorites list. To arrange the order in which they appear on the list, use the hamburger () icon beside each app to move the app up or down. You can change the positions of the apps until the list is sorted the way you want. Once done, tap on “Done”
Now tap side button of your Apple Watch and swipe up or down to check whether the favorite list appears in the order you want.
In this way, you can add/remove or sort apps on the Dock on Apple Watch. Try this and if you face any issues when you access apps from Apple Watch Dock, mention in the comments below.