In watchOS 4, you can kill the Apple Watch honeycomb grid for something better

Scrollable list FTW
watchOS 4 lets you kill the honeycomb grid

We're digging through watchOS 4 right now, surfacing all sorts of neat little things Apple didn't mention in its WWDC press conference. And there's one thing we think Apple Watch owners will be particularly pleased about.

Right now, if you want to find an app, and it's not assigned to your dock, you have to open up the honeycomb app grid. It looks nice, sure, but it's not the easiest way to jump from app to app. In watchOS 4, however, you can change it so that apps appear in a list that you can scroll through using the Digital Crown.

Read this: watchOS 4 hands-on preview

You just have to use force touch on the screen when the grid is up to get a pop-up window asking whether you want Grid View or List View. When viewed as a list the apps will show alphabetically and right now there appears to be no way of rearranging.

Each to their own, but we much prefer this way of navigating the apps. It's also more in line with the new dock, which scrolls vertically in watchOS 4, making it feel more intuitive with the Crown control.

The new Watch update will be available later this year, presumably in September when we expect to see the Apple Watch Series 3 too.

Apple lets you kill the honeycomb app for something better in watchOS 4


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