How to Unsync & Remove Photos from Apple Watch in 2021

Apple Watch is arguably one of the best smartwatches when it comes to features, but like other smartwatches, it also comes with limited storage. The latest versions come with only 32 GBs of storage, and the older versions come with even less storage which means that you can’t keep much data on your Apple Watch.

In this WearToTrack Guide, I will help you to learn How to Unsync & Remove Photos from Apple Watch in 2021. Let’s get started.

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How to Check Storage Space in your Apple Watch?

Before I get to our main topic, it’s important that you know how much storage space is occupied in your Apple Watch. In this way, you will know exactly how many photos or other data you want to remove, and we can develop an Action Plan.

Now, when it comes to checking data, you can do it from your iPhone and Apple Watch, and I’ll show you how you can do it. Here’s how you can check storage Space on your Apple Watch from your iPhone.

  • Unlock your iPhone and Open Watch App.
  • Now go to the “My Watch” section and then go to General Section.
  • Find the About Section at the top of the screen and tap it.
  • Here you will see the total capacity with available storage.

Similarly, if you are using Apple Watch, follow these steps to check the storage space in it.

  • Open your Apple Watch
  • Go to Settings
  • Find General Section and tap it.
  • Now go to the Usage section, and here you will find the available storage, used storage, along with details such as how much storage is taken by Music, Photos, Podcasts, and more.
  • That’s it.

How to unsync & Remove Photos from Apple Watch in 2021?

Now that you how much storage space is consumed by Photos and you have the action plan let’s get to the process of Unsyncing & Removing Photos from Apple Watch. It’s important to note here that Apple only syncs the photos from iPhone to Apple Watch, and the only way to remove them from your Apple Watch is to unsync them and then limit the number of photos.

The minimum number of photos that you can sync with the Apple Watch is 25, and once you set the limit of sync photos to 25, Apple Watch will unsync the remaining photos, and you will get rid of them. Let me show you how you can do it.

  • Go to your iPhone and open Apple Watch App
  • Now go to the My Watch section
  • Find Photos and tap it
  • Now here you will have to do two things. The first thing is that you select the album from which you want to display that 25 photos. It could be your wallpapers album or any other album of your choice. Once you are done with album selection, the next step is to limit the number of photos synced to your Apple Watch. As you want to remove your photos from the Apple Watch, set the limit to 25 Photos.
  • That’s it.

Once you are done with it, wait for few minutes so that Apple Watch resync it according to new settings. After resyncing, Apple Watch will remove all the other photos and will keep only the first 25 photos from the selected album.

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How to Free Space on your Apple Watch?

If your Apple Watch has reached its full storage capacity and you want to free some space on your Apple Watch, you can start with removing Photos, Music, and other Apps. In this section, you will learn how to remove Apps, Music, Podcasts, and other data to free space on your Apple Watch.

How to Remove Apps from Apple Watch?

  • Open Apple Watch App on your iPhone
  • Go to My Watch Section and scroll down until you reach Installed on Apple Watch Section, tap it.
  • Now open the apps which are installed on your Apple Watch and toggle “Show App on Apple Watch” for each app which you want to remove from Apple Watch.
  • That’s it.

How to Remove Music from Apple Watch?

  • Open Apple Watch App on your iPhone
  • Go to My Watch Section and then tap Music.
  • Toggle “Recent Music” so that the system doesn’t add the Music you have recently listened to on the Apple Watch.
  • Now tap Edit and tap the Delete icon next to each album to delete it from your Apple Watch.
  • That’s it.

How to Remove Audiobooks from Apple Watch?

  • Open Apple Watch App on your iPhone
  • Go to My Watch Section and then tap Audiobooks
  • Here you will find two different options. If the Reading Now and Want to Read options are toggled green, it means that the Audiobooks are automatically being downloaded to your Apple Watch, and you should disable them to save some space.
  • In the next step, find the Audiobooks which you want to delete, swipe left, and delete the ones which you don’t want on your Apple Watch.

How to Remove Podcasts from Apple Watch?

  • Open Apple Watch App on your iPhone
  • Go to the My Watch section and go to the Podcasts section
  • Now make sure that Up Next or Custom options are disabled because the Up Next option automatically downloads the next episode of your top 10 Podcasts. Similarly, if Custom is enabled, the Apple Watch will download the three episodes of your selected Podcasts. By disabling these features, you can easily save a lot of storage.
  • In the next step, find the Podcasts which you don’t want on your Apple Watch and toggle them gray.
  • That’s it.

Apple Watch Says I have Photos, but I don’t – what to do?

If your Apple Watch is saying that you have photos, but you don’t, then it could be due to some glitch which is a very rare scenario, and the best way to fix this issue is to unpair your Apple Watch. Here’s how you can unpair your Apple Watch

  • Open Watch App on your iPhone
  • Now go to the All Watch Section at the top of the app
  • Find the Watch which you want to unpair and tap the Info icon.
  • Now select Unpair Apple Watch and let the Watch complete the unpairing process.

Once the unpairing is completed, bring your Apple Watch near to your iPhone and wait for few seconds until the pairing screen appears. Now follow the instructions on the screen to complete the pairing, and it should solve this issue for you.

Why won’t my Photos show on my Apple Watch, or only part of them do?

If you have synced your Photos with your Apple Watch, but still they are not showing or only part of them showing, then it could be due to multiple reasons, which I will discuss in this section.

The first thing which I want you to check is the limit of photos that can be synced. Apple allows you to set the number of photos which can be synced with the Apple watch, and it won’t sync the other photos once the number of synced photos hits the set number. So, follow these steps to check the limit of synced photos.

  • Go to your iPhone and open Apple Watch App
  • Now go to the My Watch section
  • Find Photos and tap it
  • Go to the Limit section and check the limit of photos. If it’s set to a lower number, increase it, and the Apple Watch will sync the photos for you.

If the Apple watch is not showing your photos from your Watch, it could be due to the fact that in the settings, you have chosen to sync only a certain album. However, you can easily change it.

  • Open Apple Watch App, go to the My Watch Section, and tap Photos.
  • Now go to Selected Photo Album and select the album from which you want to set photos.
  • Once you select the album, wait for few minutes and allow Apple Watch to Sync your Photos.
  • That’s it.

Last but not least, I want you to check the storage of your Apple Watch. Here’s how you can check the storage on your Apple Watch.

  • Open your Apple Watch and go to Settings.
  • Go to General Section
  • Now go to the Usage section, and here you will find the available storage, used storage, along with details such as how much storage is taken by Music, Photos, Podcasts, and more.
  • If the storage is low, remove the unnecessary apps, Music, or other data to make room for your Photos. Once there’s enough room on the Apple watch, it will sync the remaining photos, and you will be able to see them on your Watch.

How to Remove Photos from Apple Watch Face?

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Apple Watch Allows its users to set their photos on the Watch Face, and if you have done it but now you want to remove it, no worries because I have got your back. Just follow these steps to remove photos from Apple Watch Face.

  • Open Apple Watch App on your iPhone
  • Now go to the My Faces section and tap Edit.
  • Tap the Minus icon and then select & remove the photos from Watch Faces.
  • That’s it.

How many Photos can an Apple Watch Hold?

Apple Watch comes with a defined limit, and you can’t sync more photos than the defined limit. In Apple Watch, you can sync a maximum of 500 Photos and a minimum of 25 Photos.

Can I completely unsync Photos from Apple Watch?

Currently, the minimum limit for synced photos is 25, which means that you will have to sync some photos. Luckily, you can sync any photos of your choice, and from any album you want.

Why aren’t my Photos syncing from iPhone to my Apple Watch?

If your Photos are not syncing from your iPhone to Apple Watch, it could be due to syncing issues. The best way is to unpair your Apple Watch and sync it again, which should work.

Can you save Photos from Apple Watch?

Apple Watch can only sync photos from your iPhone, and that’s about it. You can’t save photos or export them to another device from your Apple Watch.

How do I get all my photos on my Apple Watch?

Apple Watch comes with limited storage and a set limit of 500 photos which means that you can only sync up to 500 Photos in your Watch. However, Apple allows you to sync photos from your favorite folder, which is a big plus.

Can you add your own Picture to Apple Watch Face?

Yes, Apple allows its users to set their own Pictures or Pictures of their loved ones or pets on Apple Watch Faces. Here’s how you can do it.

  • Open Apple Watch App on your iPhone
  • Go to the Face Gallery section and scroll down to the Photos row
  • Now tap on any face of your choice and open the customization screen.
  • The next step is to select from two options. The first option is to pick alternate photos from synced albums, or you can select custom photos.
  • That’s it.

Conclusion

That’s all, folks. In this guide, you learned how you can unsync & remove photos from Apple Watch in 2021. In addition, I also discussed how you can remove other data from your Apple Watch. I hope you found this guide useful and if you have any questions, please let me know in the comments. Also, if you are interested in knowing how many Apps you can run at Apple Watch and how well does it work, check this guide.

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