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Get and remove apps on your watch

You can download and use apps on your Android Wear watch to do things like track your fitness, check the weather, make reservations, and more. 

Note: This article applies to watches that have Android Wear 2.0 and upIf you have Android Wear 1.5 and below: Apps on your phone that are available for your watch sync automatically. You can't use the Play Store app or your Google Account on your watch. 

To learn more, watch the video or read the article below.

How to use apps (4:29)

Get apps on your watch 

You can download a variety of apps from the Play Store on your watch. Some apps work with a matching app on the phone or tablet that's connected to your watch.

Note: Make sure your watch is connected to Wi-Fi or on LTE to search and download apps.

Apps you have on your phone

Apps on your phone don't automatically sync with your watch. To get apps from your phone onto your watch: 

  1. If the screen is dim, press the power button to wake up your watch.
  2. To see your list of apps, press the power button.
  3. Scroll down and tap Play Store Google Play Store. You'll be signed in with the Google Account you used to set up your watch.
  4. Scroll down and look for the "Apps on your phone" section.
  5. To download the app, tap Install

New apps

  1. If the screen is dim, press the power button to wake up your watch.
  2. To go to your list of apps, press the power button again.
  3. Scroll down and tap Play Store Google Play Store. You'll be signed in with the Google Account you used to set up your watch.
  4. To search for an app, tap Search Search.
  • To speak your search, tap the MicrophoneMicrophone.
  • To type your search, tap the Keyboard Input.

To download the app to your watch, tap Install.

Note: Apps can vary depending on what kind of phone or tablet is connected to your watch.

Remove apps

  1. If the screen is dim, press the power button to wake up your watch.
  2. To go to your list of apps, press the power button.
  3. Scroll down and tap Play store Google Play Store.
  4. Swipe down from the to of the screen and tap My Apps.
  5. Tap the app you want to delete, then scroll to the bottom and tap Uninstall.

To see a list of all your apps, including preinstalled apps you can’t delete:

  1. On your watch, swipe down from the top of the screen.
  2. Tap Settings Settings and then Apps.

Get around the Play Store on your watch

  • To change the account that's signed in, tap Account.
  • To see a list of your apps and search for others, tap My Apps .
  • To go to the Play Store’s main page, tap Play StoreGoogle Play Store.

Troubleshooting

If you’re having trouble connecting to the Play Store, try changing these settings.

Learn how to keep your watch connected to your account.

Andrea is an Android expert and author of this help page. Help her improve this article by leaving feedback below.

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