How to switch between Grid and List App Views on an Apple Watch

How to switch between Grid and List App Views on an Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is an excellent device for fitness tracking and other non-health-related features. Whether you’re on a limited budget or looking for the highest-end model, there are plenty of great Apple Watch editions to choose from. This advanced wearable includes potentially life-saving features, such as atrial fibrillation detection, ECG measurements on supported models, and more. Despite it being tiny, it still packs plenty of futuristic technologies — which you can access through various apps. People tend to opt for the Grid App View, but it doesn’t limit you to just that. The Apple Watch supports two App Views — Grid and List. The Grid, as its name suggests, shows a grid of circular app icons. On the other hand, the List View displays the app icons and names in an alphabetical list — which you can scroll through vertically. Here’s how to switch between the two App Views on an Apple Watch.

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Switching between App Views on an Apple Watch

There are two ways to switch between the different App Views:

Using your iPhone

How to switch between Grid and List App Views on an Apple Watch

  • Launch the Watch app on your iPhone.

How to switch between Grid and List App Views on an Apple Watch

  • Tap on the App View section.

How to switch between Grid and List App Views on an Apple Watch

  • Choose between Grid View and List View.

Using your Apple Watch

How to switch between Grid and List App Views on an Apple Watch

  • Launch the Settings app on your Apple Watch.

How to switch between Grid and List App Views on an Apple Watch

  • Scroll down, and tap on the App View section.

How to switch between Grid and List App Views on an Apple Watch

  • Choose between Grid View and List View.

Personally, I use the Grid View on my Apple Watch. The List View shows very few apps at a time — so finding what I’m looking for takes longer. Additionally, I don’t need to see the app name labels, as I can recognize their icons just fine. Nonetheless, it’s great that Apple allows users to choose between two options. This way we each get to choose what works for us best.

Which App View have you selected on your Apple Watch, and why? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Mahmoud Itani
Mahmoud Itani

Mahmoud is an Istanbul-based Beiruti who has always sought freedom through writing. His hobbies include keeping up with tech news, writing articles about Apple devices & services, crocheting, meditating, and composing poetry. You’ll likely find him jogging with his dogs at a park, swimming in open water, brainstorming at a coffeehouse, or merely lost in nature. He can be reached on Twitter @Mahmoudzitani or via [email protected]

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