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Video shows how you’ll be able to rearrange Apple Watch icons right from your iPhone

Published Mar 20th, 2015 7:30PM EDT
Apple Watch iPhone Companion App

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One week ago, we got our first look at the Apple Watch companion app for your iPhone that will let you adjust key settings on the device right from your phone. 9to5Mac directs our attention to a new video posted on the YouTube account of NewMobileLife that shows how the Apple Watch’s iPhone app will easily let you move around your watch’s icons without ever having to touch the watch itself.

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As you’ll see below, you can use this feature by clicking on the App Layout option in the My Watch companion app. Doing this will take you to a screen that’s a digital replica of your Apple Watch display. From there, you can use your iPhone’s touch display to swap around the app icons at your leisure. These changes will then be mirrored on your actual Apple Watch.

9to5Mac notes that it’s “also possible to do the same re-ordering on the Watch itself by long-pressing the app icons on the Home Screen, just like the iOS Home Screen on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.” Either way, it looks like you’ll have a lot of options of ways to customize the watch’s main user interface.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.