1. Allyson Kazmucha's Avatar
    So I keep telling apps to NOT install on my Apple Watch, but they keep re-installing themselves. I "think" this seems to be happening whenever an app gets an update. Seems like they are pushed back to the Watch whenever an update is triggered.

    Anyone else having this issue? Trying to get a feel for whether or not anyone else is experiencing this, or if it's just me and maybe something I'm doing?
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    05-15-2015 10:13 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    I "think" this seems to be happening whenever an app gets an update. Seems like they are pushed back to the Watch whenever an update is triggered.
    While I don't have my own watch yet (Ships in June...) - everything I've read indicates if an app has watch compatibility, if you update the app on the phone, it gets pushed to the watch too... so - working as designed...
    05-15-2015 10:19 AM
  3. Millbrook's Avatar
    Hi (new to these forums) -- I received my Watch the day before yesterday. I have automatic installation of apps turned off.

    This morning I discovered that the NY Times Cooking app had installed itself on my Watch when it updated on my iPhone. Took me 3 tries to uninstall it.
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    05-15-2015 11:21 AM
  4. 2BTs4Me's Avatar
    I've had the same problem and it's annoying. It wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't so difficult to get the home screen back to the way you want it.
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    05-15-2015 12:40 PM
  5. Valana's Avatar
    You've disabled Automatic Downloads in the Apple Watch app under General?
    05-16-2015 02:43 AM
  6. Millbrook's Avatar
    Yes, I do. Apparently there are a few apps that don't respect that setting.
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    05-16-2015 11:34 AM
  7. Allyson Kazmucha's Avatar
    Not as designed. I have auto update off.
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    05-16-2015 12:12 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    So I keep telling apps to NOT install on my Apple Watch, but they keep re-installing themselves. I "think" this seems to be happening whenever an app gets an update. Seems like they are pushed back to the Watch whenever an update is triggered.

    Anyone else having this issue? Trying to get a feel for whether or not anyone else is experiencing this, or if it's just me and maybe something I'm doing?
    I've yet to experience anything like that, but just to see if i can replicate the problem, I've just deleted a little used app and see if it'll reinstall with an update or otherwise on my Watch.
    05-16-2015 12:38 PM
  9. Bigeric23's Avatar
    Yes, I cannot stop them from installing. Weird this is, some do and some don't.
    05-16-2015 12:58 PM
  10. SnapThrow's Avatar
    Yes, happening for me too ... and not "working as designed" since I have automatically download apps off, although clearly Apple set this flag for new apps and not updates.
    05-16-2015 01:00 PM
  11. Bigeric23's Avatar
    Yes, happening for me too ... and not "working as designed" since I have automatically download apps off
    And I thought I was going crazy.
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    05-16-2015 01:02 PM
  12. cwilliams706's Avatar
    I've experienced this issue too, thank you for the tip!
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    05-16-2015 01:47 PM
  13. kch50428's Avatar
    Is the setting on the watch just stopping the Watch from downloading/installing updates on the watch itself without regard to the phone? Not having one yet, I guess 'working as designed' is a premature conclusion on my part...
    Last edited by kch50428; 05-16-2015 at 03:12 PM. Reason: Revise
    05-16-2015 02:34 PM
  14. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Hi (new to these forums) -- I received my Watch the day before yesterday. I have automatic installation of apps turned off.

    This morning I discovered that the NY Times Cooking app had installed itself on my Watch when it updated on my iPhone. Took me 3 tries to uninstall it.
    This is irking the heck out of me because I can't replicate the problem. I've had a few apps update over the past few days that provide support for the Watch and yet, the ones that updated and were not installed on my Watch are still not installed on it, thankfully.
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 05-16-2015 at 06:29 PM.
    05-16-2015 03:06 PM
  15. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Is the setting on the watch just stopping the Watch from downloading/installing updates? Not having one yet, I guess 'working as designed' is a premature conclusion on my part...
    I don't know what to tell you, my friend. The only apps that are on my Watch are the ones i want on it. None are installing, uninstalling or reinstalling on its own.
    05-16-2015 03:11 PM
  16. Millbrook's Avatar
    Would people please post which apps are having this re-installing issue? Just wondering if this is a problem with the system overall, or only with certain apps.

    For me, it was the NY Times Cooking app. All other apps have been well-behaved -- that is, they have not installed themselves on my Watch without permission.
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    05-16-2015 06:12 PM
  17. Millbrook's Avatar
    It happened to me again today. The United Airlines app installed itself on my watch when it updated on my iPhone, despite the do-not-automatically-install-apps setting.
    05-19-2015 12:44 PM
  18. midnighte13's Avatar
    The issue seems to occur when an iPhone app updates. The update is also pushing the watch app as well. I suspect the issue is with the Apple Watch app on iPhone, likely to be fixed with the next iOS update.
    05-22-2015 02:17 PM
  19. Bigeric23's Avatar
    The issue seems to occur when an iPhone app updates. The update is also pushing the watch app as well. I suspect the issue is with the Apple Watch app on iPhone, likely to be fixed with the next iOS update.
    I'm waiting to see if it happens again, after the watch update.
    05-22-2015 03:28 PM
  20. freediverx's Avatar
    Having the same issue here, and Apple Support feigns ignorance about the issue. The Watch OS update did not address the issue.
    Last edited by freediverx; 05-27-2015 at 07:46 PM.
    05-27-2015 07:33 PM
  21. freediverx's Avatar
    While I don't have my own watch yet (Ships in June...) - everything I've read indicates if an app has watch compatibility, if you update the app on the phone, it gets pushed to the watch too... so - working as designed...
    That's incorrect. There's a setting to allow the user to disable automatic downloads to the watch. This setting is being ignored.

    Apple Watch apps keep re-installing, anyone else?-img_9553.png
    05-27-2015 07:34 PM
  22. freediverx's Avatar
    Yes, I do. Apparently there are a few apps that don't respect that setting.
    So far, none of the apps respect that setting. Install ANY iOS app with a Watch component and it will appear on the Watch.
    05-27-2015 07:37 PM
  23. freediverx's Avatar
    Would people please post which apps are having this re-installing issue? Just wondering if this is a problem with the system overall, or only with certain apps.

    For me, it was the NY Times Cooking app. All other apps have been well-behaved -- that is, they have not installed themselves on my Watch without permission.
    Zillow, WWDC, WeChat, Tidegraph, Priceline, LINE, HealthDash, Foursquare, , FamilyGuy (game), to name a few.
    05-27-2015 07:41 PM
  24. freediverx's Avatar
    The issue seems to occur when an iPhone app updates. The update is also pushing the watch app as well. I suspect the issue is with the Apple Watch app on iPhone, likely to be fixed with the next iOS update.

    For me it also happens when installing an app from scratch for the first time, so the issue is not exclusive to app updates.
    05-27-2015 07:42 PM
  25. boovish's Avatar
    My apps keep un installing themselves
    05-27-2015 10:10 PM
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