Make all apps switch to Apple Watch List view

May 26, 2020

The app icons on Apple Watch Home Screen can be viewed in 2 modes, Grid View and ListView. In Grid View, the icons around the borders or the edges of the Watch appear quite small in comparison to inner icons. This arrangement sometimes looks awful. Fortunately, it can be changed and customized to suit one’s preferences. Read along to find how to make all icons appear the same in size by switching to Apple Watch List View.

Apple Watch Home Screen App Icons
Apple Watch Home Screen App Icons
Apple Watch Faces

How to change Apple watch to list view?

By adjusting the Reduce Motion option in the Apple Watch preferences, you can switch to Apple Watch List View and get the desired results i.e., make all app icons on your Apple Watch Home screen appear the same in size. For this, do the following.

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Apple Watch App Icons Arranged
Apple Watch App Icons Arranged
  1. Activate Reduce Motion on Apple Watch.
  2. Access Settings on your Apple Watch.
  3. Choose Accessibility.
  4. Select Reduce Motion to enable it.
  5. Activate Reduce Motion on iPhone.
  6. Choose the Apple Watch icon.
  7. Scroll down to Accessibility.
  8. Choose Motion setting.
  9. Turn on Reduce Motion option.

A good feature about enabling the ‘Reduce Motion setting is that in addition to making all the icons appear the same in size, it will improve the Apple Watch's battery life since it limits the animation of the User Interface.

How to change app layout on Apple Watch to list view

Unlock your Apple Watch

Go to ‘Settings’.

Apple Watch Settings
Apple Watch Settings

Under Settings, scroll down to the ‘Accessibility’ section.

Apple Watch Reduce Motion Watch
Apple Watch Reduce Motion Watch

Expand the ‘Accessibility’ section by gently tapping on the setting and choosing the ‘Reduce motion’ option therein.

Return back to Apple Watch Home Screen. You should find all the app icons appearing in the same size.

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Now, on your iPhone, tap the Apple Watch icon and go to ‘Settings’.

Under ‘Settings’ choose ‘Accessibility’.

Apple Watch Accessibility Motion
Apple Watch Accessibility Motion

Then, move to the ‘Motion’ setting.

Apple Watch Reduce Motion
Apple Watch Reduce Motion

Under the ‘Motion’ setting, select the ‘Reduction Motion’ option and tap the option to enable it.

That’s all to it! You can also read our post on newly launched Facebook Shops feature.

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