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Remove Apple Watch app in iOS 8.2 needed

By now, we’re guessing that most of you have already installed Apple’s latest iOS update. However, what you may not have noticed is the fact that the new Apple Watch app is one new ‘core’ app that Apple has added to all iPhone models running iOS 8.2.

The big surprise though is that the app can’t be deleted from your iPhone and most of you may be asking yourselves right now, how to remove Apple Watch app in iOS 8.2.

Unfortunately, it looks like you cannot. Apple appears to have steathily added this wonderful marketing strategy into your palm this week, in preparation for the Apple Watch launch on April 24 – whether you like it or not.


As a result, we can see that many users are asking on Twitter how to delete the Apple Watch app in iOS 8.2 on their iPhone 6 or 6 Plus – so far, without any success.

Is it shameless marketing by Apple and a little naughty given that there appears to be no way to remove it? Interestingly, Find your iPhone can be removed without any issues, but the close ‘x’ icon does not appear when you press and hold on the Apple Watch app.


It will be interesting to see if Apple is watching feedback on this and potentially, if they decide to reverse this move for when iOS 8.3 rolls out.

For now, we can tell you that as soon as you update to iOS 8.2, you’ll be stuck with the Apple Watch app on your device, regardless of if you buy the Apple Watch or not.

Have you figured out a way how to remove it yet? Let us know if this issue is affecting you at the moment and if you have a problem with this app being on your device ‘against your will’ so to speak.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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