How to Use and Personalize Your Apple Watch

Manage the Dock

The watchOS 3 update in 2016 added a convenient new feature to the Apple Watch — the Dock. Now when you press the side button, you can summon up the Dock which holds frequently used apps. It's a great time-saver for quickly accessing the apps you use the most.

Apple gives you some control over what apps you keep in your Dock, which can hold up to 10 apps in addition to the last app you used and the Now Playing app for controlling music playback. You can manage the Dock directly from your Apple Watch or from the Watch app on your iPhone.—Philip Michaels

Add and Remove Apps from the Dock from Your Apple Watch

1. Open an app — in this case Lyft — and press the side button beneath the Digital Crown to summon the Dock.

2. Tap the Keep in Dock button to put that app in your Dock.

3. If you want to remove an app, swipe left and press the Remove button when it appears.

Add and Remove Apps from the Dock Using Your iPhone

1. Launch the Watch app on your Phone.

2. Select Dock

3. Tap Edit.

From there, you can tap the green plus buttons to add apps to the Dock or the orange minus buttons to remove them. The sliders on the right side of the screen let you re-order apps in the Dock.

4. Tap Done when you're finished managing the Dock.

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  • USteele
    "For vegans who still appreciate the refined look of leather, the Etsy Minimalist and Zen Watch Strap may be just the ticket. Available in 38 mm or 42 mm, it's made of a tanned vegetable material… " Oh gosh, no! It's vegetable tanned leather, not "vegetable material." Not vegan. I think you might need an edit on this description.
  • Nunya2
    WAAAAAYYYY too many taps and defeats the whole purpose of the watch.

    Instead, rotate the Apple Watch up to activate it and use Siri and say:

    "Hey Siri. Send a text message to John Doe that says see how easy this is exclamation point you don't even have to touch the Apple Watch period cool comma huh question mark."

    Siri will launch the Message app, create a text to John Doe that reads "See how easy this is! You don't even have to touch the Apple Watch. Cool, huh?" The message will stay on the screen for about 30 seconds with the option to cancel. After that time, if you haven't canceled, the text message is sent.

    THAT'S the power of the Apple Watch!
  • angelsaysno
    THANK YOU this was very helpful!