Download apps on your Apple Watch

Find apps you'll love on your Apple Watch.

How to get apps

Use the iPhone that's paired with the watch, or use the App Store on the watch.

Get apps from the App Store on your Apple Watch

  1. Press the Digital Crown to see the Home screen, then tap the App Store.
  2. Tap Search to find apps using Scribble or Dictation, or scroll down to discover featured apps and curated app collections.
  3. Tap an app to see its description, ratings and reviews, screenshots, release notes and more.
  4. Tap the price or tap Get.
    Apple Watch showing search results in the App Store, including an app named Night Sky.
  5. When prompted, double-click the side button to download and install the app.

In the App Store, if an app has a Get button instead of a price, the app is free. You won't be charged for downloading a free app. Some free apps offer in-app purchases and subscriptions that you can buy. Subscriptions and in-app purchases give you access to more features, content and more. Find out more about in-app purchases and subscriptions.

Get apps with the iPhone that's paired with the Apple Watch

  1. On your iPhone, open the Watch app.
  2. Tap the My Watch tab.
  3. Scroll to the app you want to add. Apps you can install will appear in the Available Apps section.
    iPhone showing installed and available apps for the paired Apple Watch.
  4. To add an app to your watch, tap Install.

If you can't find an app

If you have an issue when you download apps

To buy apps from the App Store, you need an Apple ID and a payment method. If you’re only downloading free items, you may still need to keep a payment method on file.

If an app does not work

If an app isn't working as expected, you can contact the app developer. Or report a problem to Apple.

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