While native apps that come bundled with our devices are meant to serve a purpose, there are times when we don’t need to use them. For the longest time ever, Apple would not allow users to delete native apps on iOS, but that changed in recent times when an iOS update finally allowed users to delete native apps.
The good news is that if you wanted to do the same with the Apple Watch, it seems that the upcoming watchOS 6 update will finally let users delete apps from the device. Of course, whether or not you want to is up to you, but at the very least you will have the freedom to do so, which in turn also gives the Apple Watch greater independence from the iPhone.
Prior to this, the Apple Watch and iPhone were quite intertwined with each other. It made sense from a device perspective and a business perspective, but it’s starting to look like with each watchOS update, Apple is making it easier for Apple Watch owners to rely less on their devices. One of the changes that they will be making in addition to this is to allow the Apple Watch to support direct software updates.
Previously, users had to have their iPhones nearby to download the update and install it, but this will now provide Apple Watch users with greater freedom.