Complication vs dock

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by rxd, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. rxd macrumors newbie

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    If an app has a complication that I use on my watch face is there any advantage to having it also in the dock? Does the complication keep the app in memory like being in the dock does? Or am I simply wasting a dock space?
     
  2. tromboneaholic macrumors 65816

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    Complication is an extra dock slot so to speak, so don't use up 1 of the 10 dock slots if it's already a complication...
     
  3. Elmo1938 macrumors member

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    oh!
    I didn't know that. I'll try it out today.
     
  4. tromboneaholic macrumors 65816

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    Just remember if you reboot your Watch, apps may load slowly the fist time whether they are in the dock or a compilation. From then on they are kept in memory .
     
  5. iAdamator macrumors regular

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    If you have multiple Watch faces, are the complications on faces you aren't currently viewing also kept updated?
     
  6. testcard macrumors 68030

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    I've found that the same complication on different faces takes a couple of seconds to update after swiping to it.
     
  7. tromboneaholic macrumors 65816

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    I have found the any location based complication takes forever to update even if it's on the current Watch face.
     

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