For any Apple Watch user, space matters the most. The tiny timepiece has 8GB default space, which is occupied by operating system, default + downloaded apps, cache, and other supporting files. This calls for a constant check on storage space left on your Apple Watch. Like other Apple devices (iPhone and iPad), users can check storage space on Apple Watch.
In this tutorial, we will deal with three ways of checking storage space on Apple Watch. First, how to see how much space available on Apple Watch via paired iPhone; second, check available storage on Apple Watch directly; and third, how to check storage used by apps on Apple Watch. Let’s now delve into the world of storage space on your Apple Watch.
How to Check Storage Space on Your Apple Watch
- How to Check Storage Available on Apple Watch from Paired iPhone
- How to View Storage Space Available on Apple Watch from Watch Itself
- How to See Storage Used by Apps on Apple Watch
How to Check Storage Available on Apple Watch from Paired iPhone
Step #1: Launch Watch app on the iPhone connected with your Apple Watch.
Step #2: Now tap on My Watch tab seen at the bottom.
Step #3: Next, tap on General and then About.
You can now see two options: Capacity and Available. Storage space shown next to Capacity is the space minus system partition. And available storage space is shown next to Available.
Since your Apple Watch needs a dedicated partition for operating system, the capacity displayed will be less than the total flash storage your watch has.
How to View Storage Space Available on Apple Watch from Watch Itself
Step #1: First off, you need to get back to the Home screen on your Apple Watch by pressing the Digital Crown.
Step #2: Now tap on Settings. Alternatively, you can invoke Siri (press and hold Digital Crown) and say command, “Open Settings”.
Step #3: Next, tap on General.
Step #4: Tap on About.
Here, you can check your Apple Watch’s Capacity and Available storage space; moreover, your Apple Watch also displays number of songs, photos, and apps on the watch. You can also see your watch’s name, watchOS version, model/serial number, legal notices etc.
How to See Storage Used by Apps on Apple Watch
If you are a pro-user, you need to keep a watch on how much storage an app occupies on your smartwatch. Follow the steps and check the storage occupied by apps on Apple Watch.
Step #1: Launch Watch app on the iPhone connected with your watch.
Step #2: Tap on My Watch tab seen at the bottom.
Step #3: Next, tap on General.
Step #4: Now you need to tap on Usage from the bottom of the screen.
You can see the available space and used space shown at the top of the screen. Under the Storage section, you can see storage space occupied by each app you have installed on your watch.
If you think that some apps take more space than they should be, you can uninstall such apps. But you cannot uninstall apps from this section.
To uninstall any app, tap on My Watch; next, tap on the app shown in the list (you may need to swipe up or down to select the app). Now toggle off the button Show App on Apple Watch.
This is done!
Also See: How to Remove Music from Apple Watch