Are the Apple Watch apps pre installed? If they are can we remove them?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by sflomenb, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. sflomenb macrumors 6502a

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    Can someone please verify if the Apple Watch apps are already loaded onto the phone with iOS 8.2 (vs having to download from the app store)? and if they are, can we remove them? Haven't had a chance to download yet. Thanks.
     
  2. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    Apple Watch app is pre-loaded after the update and not removable.
     
  3. sflomenb thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That doesn't make any sense :( At least you can use all of the other apps with your iPhone by it self. Those Apple Watch apps are useless unless you actually get an Apple Watch.
     
  4. LaynieGorilla macrumors 6502

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    It's marketing.
     
  5. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    Correct on the marketing. The only functions it has at the moment is a link to the coming watch app store and a selection of videos telling you about the watch.
     
  6. John6Plus macrumors 6502

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    I assumed everyone had a folder somewhere called "Misc" or "Useless" or "Misc Useless" where all the unused, unremovable :apple: apps go to live out their retirement. I already tossed it in there.

    It'll come out if I get a watch.
     
  7. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    I put mine in Health & Fitness. Since I developed the habit of using Spotlight Search to get to my apps I never leave the main page anymore. I forget at times what I have installed. Spotlight has become very handy for me.
     
  8. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    Is it that hard to just have a "Rarely Used" folder, and dump all the stuff you don't use into that folder?

    Every time Apple adds an app to the stock iOS install, these threads come up. C'mon folks just drop it in a "Rarely Used" folder and never worry about it again. It's not hard!
     

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  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    But that would make it harder to be outraged by things of this nature. ;)
     
  10. Rhonindk macrumors 68020

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    or just something else to clog up those with 16GB models :eek:

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    No, but it is another bloody work-around we have to develop to use iOS products. :(
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Well, technically it's already been developed and used long long ago by now.
     
  12. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Got to love Adware, complete with video advertisements. I’m surprised that they didn’t include a shop in that app. At least the videos are not preloaded.
     
  13. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    It actually called bloatware, and  just keeps adding more of it.
     
  14. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    The shop is coming later once the watch is available. The app is how you will install apps onto the watch.

    Glad someone is mentioning this. People think Android is the only platform to do this.

    At least with my Gear S watch, I had to download the app to use with my Watch. It wasn't force installed.
     
  15. titans1127 macrumors 6502a

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    The Apple Watch app isn't supposed to be on the iPad right? Just want to make sure as it was on my iPhone but not my Air 2.
     
  16. duffman9000 macrumors 68000

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    Y'all should be lucky that the app can moved to a crapware folder. Once upon a time, the Newsstand apps was unhideable.
     
  17. lrsone macrumors 6502

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    Same here man.
     
  18. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    It is not on my Air 2 either.
     
  19. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Correct, iPhone only.
     
  20. sanke1 macrumors 65816

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    The app has been shoved down our throats in a last ditch attempt by Apple to remind us to buy it.
     
  21. I7guy macrumors G5

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    a core app is not bloat ware. In the future this app will be used by those purchasing the apple watch, that is not the definition of bloat ware by any stretch of the imagination. Nor is the definition of bloat ware apps YOU don't like and want to get rid of.
     
  22. C DM, Mar 10, 2015
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    C DM macrumors Westmere

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    To be fair, an app that doesn't do anything for the device itself and is only relevant if another separate device is purchased and used doesn't fall under what would be considered "core".

    Apple might as well put out an app for Macs, and perhaps make Apple Store and iTunes U as default apps too since they are sort of related. All while more relevant apps like Find My Phone and/or Find My Friends are separate and optional.
     
  23. sflomenb thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hit the nail on the head.
     
  24. I7guy macrumors G5

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    So what you are advocating if you don't have a Bluetooth device you should be able to remove the Bluetooth code?

    you don't really know it not what the app does until you pair an iwatch.
     
  25. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What does underlying OS code have to do with it? We are talking about an app not the underlying capabilities. We don't get some specific default Bluetooth device apps (like let's say for a speaker or headphones or something) on the phone just because the phone supports Bluetooth. They are different things even if they are related.
     

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