Apple Watch app icons too small for your finger? Here's how to enlarge them

Apple Watch app icons too small for your finger? Here's how to enlarge them
If the app icons on your Apple Watch are just too small for your fingers, there is a rather simple method that will increase the size of the icons on the display. First, open the Settings app. Tap on General and then Accessibility. So far, so good. Now, enable the Reduce Motion option. That is all you need to do to make the app icons larger.

There is more. Besides increasing the size of the icons, they will no longer get bigger and smaller as you move around the home screen. Sure, that might take away some of the cool imagery, but it doesn't mean anything if you can't press on the precise app that you want to open!

The whole process mentioned above can be viewed in pictures by clicking on the slideshow. You might find it helpful to follow along with both the written directions and the photos.

source: Reddit via RedmondPie



1. Feanor

Posts: 1429; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I will reserve final judgement until I play with an Apple Watch but for the moment this app drawer of the Watch looks terrible to use. Android Wear made the initial assumption that people would rather use their voice to initiate apps, which is why until now their app drawer was so hard to access. But I think now, with the new Wear update, the app drawer of Android Wear looks simpler

2. Sauce5 unregistered

Cus we all want to speak to your watches in business meetings/lunches, public transit, etc.

3. Sauce5 unregistered

our* 3am errors.

4. ZeeNasir

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

"You are touching it wrong" :p I think this UI is not friendly. Android wear is much simpler and useful than this.

5. Topspliff

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 21, 2013

And my Gear 2 watch running Tizen is even easier and more straightforward to use than both Apple and Android Wear, with the added benefit of 3-4 days run time on a single charge!

6. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

This issue just shows the stupidity of this whole technology. I got tired of waiting for Apple to come out with a larger screen phone so I switched to android. Now my preferred screen size is 5.5 inches. No way do I want to have to use a magnifying glass to look at a tiny watch-size screen. I will be surprised if the whole smartwatch thing isn't just a fad. We are moving toward larger screens on phone generally because they are so much more fun and easy to use. So why would anyone want to use the tiny screen on a smartwatch. Other than to look cool?

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