How to track stocks on your Apple Watch

This tutorial shows you how to use the built-in Stocks app on your Apple Watch to keep track of your favorite stocks right from your wrist.

Three Apple Watch mockups showing the Stocks app

If you’re big into the stock market, then you will no doubt appreciate the features that the Apple Watch brings to the table with regard to stock tracking. Featuring a Stocks app and the ability to check on a stock via Siri, the Apple Watch is a great tool for quickly garnering info on the stocks that interest you. Let me show you how to manage stocks in a variety of ways on the Apple Watch.

Tracking stocks

  1. Launch the Stocks app on your Apple Watch, and you should see a listing of multiple stock symbols and indexes. You can scroll through this list using the Digital Crown or by simply swiping your finger on the display.
  2. For more detailed information on a stock or index, tap the item that you wish to view. For example, if you have AAPL listed, tap on the AAPL section for more detailed information on Apple’s stock.
  3. Once you do, you’ll gain a detailed synopsis of AAPL’s current status, performance graphs, etc. You can tap on the performance graph or the time periods (1D, 1W, 1Y) to change the length of time shown on the graph.
Using Stocks app on Apple Watch

Using Siri to track stocks

To use Siri to track stocks on your Apple Watch, invoke Siri and say something like this:

  • How is Apple doing today?
  • What was today’s closing price for Verizon stock?
  • What is AT&T’s stock status?
Use Siri to know about stocks on Apple Watch

Adding or deleting stocks

The data displayed in the Stocks app on the Apple Watch is mirrored from the Stocks app on the iPhone. Therefore, you can configure the Stocks app on your iPhone. Additionally, you can also add, remove, and rearrange companies and stocks right from your watch by following these steps.

Add a stock

  1. Go inside the Apple Watch Stocks app.
  2. Scroll to the bottom and tap the plus button (+).
  3. Now, type the stock name and tap Search.
  4. Select the right stock from the search results to add it to your stocks list.
Add a stock to Stocks app on Apple Watch

Rearrange added stocks

  1. Make sure you’re on the first screen of the Stocks app.
  2. Touch & hold an added stock and drag it up or down.
  3. Release your hold when you get to the desired spot in the list of added stocks.
Rearrange a stock in Stocks app on Apple Watch

Remove an added stock

  1. Open the Apple Watch Stocks app to see a list of stocks you have added.
  2. Swipe left on the stock you want to remove.
  3. Tap the red X button.
Remove a stock from Stocks app on Apple Watch

Changing stock data

Along with the stock symbol and its current price, this listing is capable of displaying an additional data point. You can choose from the following data points:

  • Price/Points Change
  • Percentage Change
  • Market Cap

Here’s how to set your Apple Watch Stocks app to display the desired data point:

  1. Open the Stocks app.
  2. From the top right, tap the More button (three dots icon).
  3. Select Price Change, Percentage Change, or Market Cap. I’m selecting the last option.
  4. Now, when you return to the main stocks view, you will see the selected data point. In my case, you can see that it says 2.99T (2.99 trillion) for the Apple stock and 891B (891 billion) for the Tesla stock.
Customize Watchlist Shows in Stocks app on Apple Watch

Add stock info to the watch face

It’s possible to display stock information using complications on several (not all) watch faces. You can manage watch face complications from the Watch app on your iPhone or straight from your wrist. Here are the steps for the latter:

  1. Touch & hold a watch face that has complication support.
  2. Tap Edit.
  3. Swipe left until you reach the COMPLICATIONS screen.
  4. Select a spot to add the complication. I’m selecting the top right complication spot.
  5. Scroll through the list of apps and tap Stocks.
  6. Select Last Viewed Stock or one of the added company stocks.
  7. Press the Digital Crown twice to return to the watch face, and you will see the added stock complication there.
Add Stocks complication to Apple Watch face
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Customize the Stocks app

Using your iPhone, you can decide what is shown on the clock face complication or what the Siri watch face shows.

  1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down the My Watch section and tap Stocks.
  3. Select an option for Clock Face Complication Shows and for Siri Face Shows Quote For.
Customize Stocks app from Watch app on iPhone

As you can see, the Stocks app on Apple Watch is a pretty deep app with lots of options. If you’re interested in following the stock market, then you may find that it’s a great tool for you.

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