How to see how much storage space is available on your Apple Watch

All recent Apple Watch models come with the same amount of storage space, which is 32 GB. This tutorial will show you how to check the amount of free space you have on your Apple Watch and also see how much space each app is taking up.

Spotify app size in Apple Watch storage settings

See how much space is free on your Apple Watch

You can see the free vs. used breakdown of your Apple Watch storage in the companion app on your paired iPhone or directly on the watch itself.

1. From the watch settings

  1. Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch.
  2. Go to General > Storage.
  3. Here, you will see how much space is used, and with that info, you can easily calculate the free space.
  4. Additionally, a bar graph at the top makes it simple to see the occupied and free space. Below the bar graph, you see which type of content is taking the space.
See available space on Apple Watch from its storage settings

2. Using your iPhone

  1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Scroll down and tap Storage to see how much space is used on your Apple Watch and what’s occupying that space.
Apple Watch storage details in iOS Watch app

See the space taken by each app on Apple Watch

Most Apple Watch apps are pretty small when it comes to file size. But it’s still a good idea to get familiar with checking the size of the apps stored on your Apple Watch in order to monitor the storage space used by those apps. Here are two straightforward ways to do this.

1. From the watch itself

  1. Launch the Settings app on your Apple Watch.
  2. Tap General > Storage.
  3. Scroll down, and you’ll see how much space each app is taking.
  4. You can tap the app name to further know the app size and its documents & data size.
Storage settings on Apple Watch

Tip: You’ll also find the app’s developer name on the last screen.

2. From the iPhone Watch app

  1. Open the Watch app on your paired iPhone
  2. Tap General from the My Watch tab.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom and tap Storage.
  4. Under the Storage header, you will see the amount of space used by each app. Tap one to see the app size and its documents & data size.
See Apple Watch storage in iPhone Watch app

Most likely and unsurprisingly, you’ll find apps like Music near the top of the list. The majority of the remaining apps, at least on my device, hover between 1.5 MB to approximately 20 MB.

Unlike the Storage page on the iPhone, you can’t actually uninstall apps from the Storage page of the Watch app or the Apple Watch Settings app. This page is solely for gathering information about your Apple Watch app usage and nothing more. However, you can delete a downloaded watchOS update file (that has not been installed yet).

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