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How to add or remove friends on the Apple Watch

Adding our friends to the Apple Watch is more important than it may seem at first, at least if we really want to get the most out of smartwatch. The contacts we include as friends will be the ones we can interact with through the Digital Touch feature, and we can also call them or send them a message quickly through quick shortcuts.

When we pair an Apple Watch with our iPhone for the first time, up to 12 of the contacts we have added to favorites on the smartphone will be included in the wearable by default. In case we don’t have any contacts as favorites or if we are not interested in having any of them we can easily remove any of them and, of course, add different ones , following the instructions below.

How to add friends on the Apple Watch

How to add or remove friends on the Apple WatchHow to add or remove friends on the Apple Watch

If we want to include new contacts in our Apple Watch friend list we must take the following steps:

  1. We opened the Apple Watch app on the iPhone.
  2. We played over the My Watch option.
  3. We played over Friends.
  4. Now we’re talking about Adding a Friend.
  5. In the contact list, we select the one we want to add as a friend.

This is all, following the previous steps we will have added a new contact to the list of friends and with this we will be able to use the options destined to friends with that contact.

How to delete friends on the Apple Watch

Removing a contact that we have previously included in the Friends list is also a very simple process. The steps are as follows:

  1. We opened the Apple Watch app on the iPhone.
  2. We played over the My Watch option.
  3. We played over Friends.
  4. Slide your finger from right to left over the name of the contact you wish to delete.
  5. We press the Delete button that will appear.

After taking these steps, the contact will be removed from our friends list and we will no longer be able to send him/her messages with the Digital Touch feature or access through direct links to calls or messages, as explained in iDownloadblog.

How to change the order of friends on the Apple Watch

We all have some contacts that we communicate with more in our daily lives. Our partners, family, best friends, etc, etc… These are the contacts that we should always have as accessible as possible and so putting them at the top of the Apple Watch friends list is a great idea. To do this we must take these steps:

  1. We opened the Apple Watch app on the iPhone.
  2. We played over the My Watch option.
  3. We played over Friends.
  4. Click on the Edit button in the upper right corner.
  5. Touch the icon of the three horizontal lines and, without lifting your finger, slide up or down until the contact is in the desired position.
  6. Once the list has been placed to our liking, we click on the Ready button in the upper right-hand corner.

The friend list on the Apple Watch is an important feature. As we said throughout the tutorial, this function allows us to have quick access to our most common contacts , so we should take some time to organize it as best as possible to find them as quickly as possible.