One of the first things you’ll want to do with your new Apple Watch is load it up with your favorite apps.

Apple Watch apps are really extensions that live inside the App Store apps on your iPhone and “project” interfaces and interactions onto your Apple Watch. That makes them something more like the widgets in notification center than the full-blown apps on your iPhone. It’s also why you don’t install them directly from an App Store on the watch, but rather from an “App Store” in the Apple Watch app for iPhone.

How to download new Apple Watch apps

  1. Launch the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on Featured or Search in the bottom navigation.
  3. Browse or search for any app you’d like and install it just as you would any iPhone app.

How to install apps on your Apple Watch

  1. Launch the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on My Watch in the bottom navigation.
  3. Tap on the app name.
  4. Turn On the option for Show App on Apple Watch.

You’ll see text saying Installing as the extension is sent to your Apple Watch, then Installed once it’s done.

If you ever want to remove an app from your Apple Watch, you can easily delete them too.

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