How to find legacy applications in Apple Watch and delete them

This year, Apple notified users and developers that older applications created using watchOS 1 SDK, will not work on watch OS 5 and above. Now the owners of devices can find and remove old applications that no longer run.

In this tutorial we will explain how to identify and remove legacy applications Apple Watch.

  • First, we start the Watch app on the iPhone.
  • Scroll down to the end. If you have legacy applications, there will appear an option “is Unavailable app” (if not, then all applications use the new SDK).
  • Select the non-compliant application.
  • Click “Uninstall the application and associated data”.
  • In this way it is necessary to remove all the “apps unavailable”, as the developers no longer update them.

    Many users have noted that the removal of legacy applications, improves performance and frees up space in the Apple Watch.

    Clifton Nichols

    Clifton Nichols

    Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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