How to remove apps from your Fitbit Versa, Sense, or Ionic

Fitbit apps screen with Deezer and Today

Most Fitbit smartwatches allow you to install and store up to 39 apps on your watch at any one time. That’s a lot of apps!

Over time, you will likely discover that you only use a small fraction of your Fitbit’s apps. So, it’s a good idea to remove the ones you don’t use or no longer use.

Unused apps take up a lot of your Fitbit’s space and can also slow down performance. A good housecleaning of your Fitbit helps to keep it in top shape.

While you cannot remove some apps like Today, Exercise, Clocks, Weather, Alarms, or Settings, you can delete quite a few of them, including some preloaded ones!

So let’s learn how.

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How to remove and uninstall apps from your Fitbit smartwatch

  1. Place your Fitbit on its charger and near your mobile device that you installed the Fitbit app on.
  2. With your watch nearby, open the Fitbit app and tap the Today tab  > your profile picture or icon > tap your device’s image from the list. Fitbit device in the list of Fitbit app account settings
  3. Choose Apps.
  4. Select the MY APPS tab. My apps tab in Fitbit app
  5. Scroll and swipe to see all your apps, find the app you want to remove, and tap it. List of apps inside Fitbit app
  6. Tap the app and choose Uninstall (or Remove.) Button to uninstall or remove app from Fitbit using Fitbit app
    1. If you see a grayed-out Installed button, then you cannot delete it from your Fitbit. app that you cannot remove from Fitbit
  7. Press Uninstall or Remove to confirm.
    1. Uninstalling deletes the app as well as your user data. verify you want to remove an app from your Fitbit
  8. Wait as Fitbit uninstalls the app. When you see a button to Install, you successfully removed the app.
  9. Repeat for any additional apps you want to delete from your Fitbit.
  10. Finally, sync your Fitbit with the Fitbit app using the Sync Now feature.Android Fitbit app sync now
    1. This final step is critical in removing your apps from the Fitbit device.
    2. Keep your Fitbit on its charger until the Fitbit screens show your updates.

Currently, you cannot remove apps using your online account dashboard at Fitbit’s website. You must use the Fitbit app.

Made a mistake? How to reinstall apps

  1. Open the Fitbit app > Today tab > your profile picture > your Fitbit device’s image tile.
  2. Choose Apps > All Apps. Fitbit app search for an app to install on Fitbit device
  3. Tap the magnifying glass and type in the name of the app. search for Deezer app to install on Fitbit
  4. Select the app by name.
  5. Tap the Install button.
  6. Confirm any permissions and tap Install again to verify. Fitbit install app with permissions
  7. Sync your Fitbit with the app.

How to manage apps on Fitbit Sense, Fitbit Versa series, or Ionic smartwatch

Once you finish removing any unwanted apps, it’s an excellent time to rearrange how apps appear on your Fitbit’s app screens, as well as update any apps.

How to rearrange apps on your Fitbit’s screen

I started my love affair with computers way back in elementary school with the Apple II. Since then, I've worked with technology in my career as a media educator and videomaker. I have an MFA in media making from Temple University, where I also taught undergrads as an adjunct faculty member. So I know a thing or two about teaching others and creating how-to guides! After a cancer diagnosis, I turned to mobile technology like my Apple Watch to help me monitor my health throughout my chemotherapy treatment and later, to regain my wellness once in remission. I love sharing how to understand and use mobile tech, like smartwatches and phones, as a tool for empowerment to live our best and healthiest lives!


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