How to Update Apps on Apple Watch

Aug 5, 2020 - Leave a Comment

App Store settings

Your Apple Watch now has more apps available for it than ever. Those apps are receiving new updates all the time and it’s important to make sure you’re using the latest version available.

You can either set your Apple Watch to automatically download new updates, or check for them manually yourself. We’re going to show you both methods of keeping Apple Watch apps up to date.

While having apps update automatically is the easiest and most convenient way to ensure you’re using the latest versions, there might be times where you would prefer more control over when an update is installed. We’ll leave the option of which is best for your situation to you.

How to Set Apple Watch Apps To Update Automatically

This is the route to take if you don’t want to have to think about updating apps yourself.

  1. Press the Digital Crown to see your apps and then tap the “Settings” icon.
  2. Tap “App Store”.
  3. Make sure that “Automatic Updates” is turned on.Select automatic uodates

How to Update Apple Watch Apps Manually

This is the option to choose if you prefer to see what each new update offers before installing it.

  1. Press the Digital Crown to see your apps and then tap the “App Store” icon.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and tap “Account”.Tap account
  3. Tap “Updates”.
  4. Tap “Update” beside any app that you want to install the update for. Alternatively, tap “Update All”.

Whichever way you go, whether automatic or manual, you’ll be able to update apps to the latest versions made available by the apps developer.

Looking for information on how to install Apple Watch apps in the first place? No problem, we’ve got you covered for installing apps on Apple Watch too!

This guide focuses on updating apps on your Apple Watch, but we also have a guide on updating watchOS system software as well. And if you’ve sat waiting for a lengthy watchOS update to install? That’s a problem people run into sometimes, but there are ways to speed up Apple Watch software updates which can help many users.

Do you have any thoughts or experiences with updating apps on Apple Watch? Let us know in the comments.


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Posted by: Oliver Haslam in Apple Watch, Tips & Tricks

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