How to re-arrange apps on Samsung Galaxy Watch

Personalize your smartwatch with these easy steps
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If you want to make your Galaxy Watch easier to use, getting the apps you need front and center is a great place to start.

The Galaxy Watch uses an Apple-style honeycomb of app icons, which can be moved around to your taste. You can also put apps in folders to make space.

However, Samsung doesn't enable you to have a text list alternative. With other Wear OS apps, there have been app launchers to do this for you. But because of the One UI 5 Watch overlay, many of these won't work with Galaxy Watch smartwatches.

But you can still rearrange and personalize the apps on your Galaxy Watch. Read on for how:

What you'll need:

1. Go the app screen

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First, swipe up from the bottoms of the main watchface to reveal the app screen.

2. Tap and hold on any app

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Find an app you want to move and tap, press and hold to select it.

3. Drag the app into a new position

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You can now drag the app around the screen, and it will snap to different positions which are shown by empty circles.

Keep dragging and the empty slot will change position. When you're happy with its placement, and then let go of the screen.

4. Uninstall apps


You can perform the same action if you want to uninstall an app from your Samsung watch.

When the app is selected you'll see an icon to uninstall.

Put apps in folders

You can also put similar apps and group them into folders. This will help reduce the number of apps on the honeycomb and enable you to find what you need faster.

To put your apps into folders on the Samsung Galaxy Watch:

1. Tap and hold any app

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Just as above, tap and hold on any app until it's selected

2. Drag to another app icon

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Now drag it around the screen, but instead of placing it in the empty circle, hold it over another app icon. Hold it there for a couple of seconds.

3. Drop into folder

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You will now see a folder open up. You can let go and have the app drop into that folder, next to the one you originally selected.

4. Give it a name

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Tap where it says Folder Name. You can speak the name you want to give it. Press the tick icon to save it.

5. Locate the folder

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Next, you will see the cluster of app icons on the screen, when you swipe up from the home screen. You will see two apps in their own circle. Tap to open the folder, and then again to choose the app you need.

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James Stables


James is the co-founder of Wareable, and he has been a technology journalist for 15 years.

He started his career at Future Publishing, James became the features editor of T3 Magazine and and was a regular contributor to TechRadar – before leaving Future Publishing to found Wareable in 2014.

James has been at the helm of Wareable since 2014 and has become one of the leading experts in wearable technologies globally. He has reviewed, tested, and covered pretty much every wearable on the market, and is passionate about the evolving industry, and wearables helping people achieve healthier and happier lives.

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