Do I need to install watch apps? Or it uses iPhone

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by michael31986, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. michael31986 macrumors 68040

    Jul 11, 2008
    I am a bit confused about how the watch applications work. Does the Apple Watch use apps from the phone or do you have to install them into the watch.
  2. Robert M. macrumors 6502a

    Robert M.

    Jan 4, 2010
    You install them on the phone, and use the phone app to assign them to your watch.
  3. betabeta macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2013
    The watch uses apps from the phone for notifications without installing apps on the watch, I was happy to see that. Just look in your Apple watch app for settings.

    Of course you can install them on the watch if you directly want to acces an app on the watch.
  4. charlituna macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Both, depending on the app. Those that need to install something push it wirelessly over from the iPhone app.
  5. appboy macrumors newbie


    Apr 24, 2015
    You need to install a Watch app if the iPhone counterpart does more than just push notifications to the watch

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