Keep apple watch functioning properly and free up storage space by following these tips.
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Check your watch’s storage
Open apple watch app on your iPhone.
You see how much space is available and used on your watch.
The Storage section lists the apps that take up the most space. If an app isn’t important to you, you can remove it to free up space.
Delete any unwanted or unused apps
To check how much storage space you have left on apple watch open the Settings app on your watch, then tap General > Usage.
If you see apps listed under the Storage heading, tap them, then scroll down and tap Delete App. If you see an app listed under the Other heading, it means that the app is using storage, but you can’t delete it.
You might also want to delete any unwanted or unused apps from your iPhone. That way, they won’t take up space on your Apple Watch.
Clear the app cache
To clear the app cache on your Apple Watch, you’ll need to force quit all of your apps. To do this, press and hold the side button until the power menu appears. At the bottom of this menu, you’ll see an icon that looks like a tiny watch with a circle around it. This is the Force Quit option. Tap it, then tap on each app in turn to force it to close.
Once all of your apps are closed, you can then open each one in turn and clear its cache. To do this, open the Settings app on your watch and tap on General. Scroll down and tap on Usage, then tap on the app that you want to clear the cache for. You should see an option to Clear Cache at the bottom of this screen. Tap on it to remove the app’s cached data.
Offload unused apps
Your Apple Watch stores apps and their data on its 8GB or 16GB of internal flash storage. Those apps can take up a lot of room, especially if they’re games with accompanying graphics. If you find you’re running out of space and need to free some up, you have a few options.
The first option is to delete apps you no longer use from your watch. To do this, press and hold on an app icon from the Home screen, then tap the X that appears in the top-left corner of the app icon. The app and its data will be deleted from your watch.
If there are apps you use occasionally but don’t want to delete, you can offload them instead. This frees up storage space on your watch while keeping the app and its data on your iPhone so you can access it when needed. To offload an app, go to the watch app on your iPhone, then tap My Watch > General > iPhone Storage. Here, you’ll see a list of all the apps installed on your watch along with how much storage each one is taking up. Tap on an app, then turn off the switch next to Show App on Apple Watch to offload it.
Delete old iMessages and conversations
If you find that you’re running out of storage on your Apple Watch, one solution is to delete old iMessages and conversations that you no longer need. To do this, open the Messages app on your Apple Watch, then swipe left on a message or conversation that you want to delete. Tap the trash can icon, then tap Delete Conversation to confirm.
Delete old photos and videos
If you’re like most people, you probably take a lot of photos and videos with your Apple Watch. And while it’s great to have all of those memories stored on your wrist, they can take up a lot of space.
To free up some storage, go to the Photos app on your Apple Watch and delete any old photos or videos that you don’t need anymore. To do this, tap and hold on a photo or video, then tap the trash can icon.
You can also go to the Settings app on your Apple Watch, then tap General >Usage > Manage Storage. From there, you can delete any apps that you no longer use.
Delete old music and podcasts
One way to free up storage on your Apple Watch is to delete old music and podcasts that you no longer listen to. To do this, open the Watch app on your iPhone and go to the watch tab Scroll down and tap on the Music entry. On the next screen, you will see a list of all the music and podcasts that are currently stored on your watch. Tap on the Edit button at the top of this screen, then select the items that you want to delete and tap on the Delete button.