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
First, swipe up from the bottoms of the main watchface to reveal the app screen.
2. Tap and hold on any app
Find an app you want to move and tap, press and hold to select it.
3. Drag the app into a new position
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
Just as above, tap and hold on any app until it's selected
2. Drag to another app icon
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
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
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
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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