The dock is a kind of shortcut key or feature in the Apple Watch to use instantly by a simple gesture of yours. With the help of Dock, you can handle the apps easily and also access them seamlessly. The Dock is seen at the bottom of the screen with four essential apps, either you’ve used it recently or categorized into favorites. Let’s see how to use Dock on Apple Watch.
You can access it by the side button of the Watch. The dock configures the important apps on the hybrid screen of the Apple watch. The apps function similarly on iPad, iPhone, and Mac, but you can access them differently through Dock. Dock lets you customize the predefined apps for a better personal experience. Just the swipe, pressing the digital crown, or the side button dock menu pops up for quick accessibility.
Customize your Dock on Apple Watch
By default, the dock shows the most recent apps on your watch, but you can customize it according to your wish for further use.
 Launch the Watch app on your iPhone.
 Tap on the My Watch > go to the Dock option.
 Hit the Favorites section under the Recents.
 Tap Edit to customize the apps by adding and removing them on your watch.
 Near the apps, tap on the green plus button to add the apps to your favorites list.
 Tap the red color minus icon to remove the apps from your favorites list.
 According to your priority, arrange the apps in order by long press and drag the three horizontal lines on the right side of the app name and then release.
 Tap Done to save the changes that have been made.
[Pro Tip/Trick: When you’re in List mode, you can simply remove the apps by pressing the Home button and swiping left then tap on the Red X icon. In this way, you can quickly remove apps from the Dock itself.]
Use Dock to Switch Between Apps on Apple Watch
The Dock feature is simply developed to enhance the multitasking ability. It is indeed to use for multipurpose ways. The usage of Dock allows you to access a maximum of 10 apps with a one-tap solution. You can either add/remove or switch it up according to your priority.
(1) Press the Digital Crown [side button] to invoke the Dock function.
(2) In the App switch mode, navigate through the apps by scrolling the Digital Crown.
(3) Tap on the app you want to switch between other apps.
These are some uses of the Dock feature in the Apple watch, try these methods and enjoy the amazing feature on watchOS. For more doubtful questions, go through our FAQ section below and send us your valuable feedback.
Press the side button > scroll the Digital Crown > Tap your preferred app to open > press the side button to close it again.
Try to restart your Apple Watch and your iPhone again. If the problem persists, remove some apps from the Dock.