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Apple Watch owners will be able to delete built-in apps

Apple Watch users will be able to delete built-in apps later this year.

The upcoming watchOS 6 operating system update could be a big boost for people who don't want their device cluttered up with unused apps.

As reported by Tech Crunch, Apple will allow owners to remove many of the first-party features, including Alarm, Timer, Remote, Camera Remote, Stopwatch, Radio and several others.

It's also said users will be able to ditch health apps like Breath, ECG, Noise and Cycle Tracking.

As it stands, Apple Watch uers can easily remove third-party apps they've installed from the App Store, simply by either pressing and holding on the icon and then tapping the X to delete it, or by going into the app settings and turning off the switch saying "Show on Apple Watch".

Users have also been able to remove many built-in apps from their iPhone, but dedicated Watch apps couldn't be removed because there was no iOS equivalent to uninstall.

However, the new update later this year will change that as they'll be available - and thus deletable - in the app store, meaning they can be removed in the knowledge they can be reinstalled at a later date.

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