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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Important notice for Fitbit Ionic owners

Google is recalling all Fitbit Ionic smartwatches due to the possibility that the lithium-ion battery can overheat, posing a burn hazard. 

If you own an Ionic, Fitbit recommends you immediately stop using it even if it’s working normally and apply for a refund via this Ionic refund site. You’ll need to fill out a form and will receive a return kit with instructions on how to return your device for a refund.

This refund applies to all Fitbit Ionic watches, even inactive units.

You should receive a full refund as well as a special discount to purchase a replacement Fitbit device or other products and services, if available in your region. This special discount is available for a limited time and is valid for 90 days after registering for your Ionic refund.

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 Gallery (or for older versions, tap Apps.) Gallery tab in Fitbit app for access to Fitbit device apps
  4. Scroll down and to the My Apps section (or for older versions, tab the MY APPS tab.) Fitbit app see all the apps installed on your Fitbit
  5. Scroll and swipe to see all your apps, find the app you want to remove, and tap it.
  6. Tap the app and choose Uninstall (or Remove.) Fitbit app uninstall app from Fitbit device
    1. If you see a grayed-out Installed button, then you cannot delete it from your Fitbit. There are apps that you cannot uninstall from your Fitbit such as the Settings app
  7. Press Uninstall or Remove to confirm.
    1. Uninstalling deletes the app as well as your user data. Uninstall app from Versa 3 using Fitbit app
  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 Gallery > Apps (for older versions, Apps > All Apps.) Fitbit app app gallery
  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. Add new app to your Fitbit using the Fitbit app
  6. Confirm any permissions and tap Proceed again to verify. Allow app permission to your Fitbit data
  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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