Get and remove apps on your watch

Note: This article applies to watches that have Wear OS by Google. Learn how to check your watch version.

  • All other watches: 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. 

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

Get apps on your watch 

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

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

Add the 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. 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 Install

Add new apps to your watch

  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. 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 Microphone Microphone.
    • To type your search, tap the Keyboard Keyboard.
  5. To download the app to your watch, tap Install Install.

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

Rate and review an app

  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. You'll be signed in with the Google Account you used to set up your watch.
  4. Tap the app that you want to review. 
  5. Scroll down and under "Rate this app," tap how many stars you'd rate the app. 
  6. To leave a review of the app, tap "Leave a review." You can choose to type or say the review. 
  7. To save your review, tap Done Done.
  8. To save your rating, tap Done Done.

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.
  4. Swipe down from the top of the screen and tap My Apps My Apps.
  5. Tap the app you want to delete, then scroll to the bottom and tap Uninstall 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 My Apps My Apps.

Get around the Play Store on your watch

  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.
  4. Swipe down from the top of the screen. From here, you can:
    • Change the account that's signed in: Tap Accounts Accounts.
    • See a list of your apps and search for others: Tap My Apps My Apps.
    • Go to the Play Store's main page: Tap Home Home.

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.

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