How to Get Missing Apps from Your Android Phone to Your Wear Watch

On Android Wear 2.0, apps from your phone no longer sync to your watch automatically. But not all apps available for Wear show up in Play Store search results, making it hard to find everything that’s on your phone.

If you’re an old-school Wear user, you remember how things used to be: install the Wear app, pair your watch, then wait however it long it took for all your apps to sync from the phone to the watch. Time consuming, but simple.

On Wear 2.0, however, it doesn’t work this way. Instead of all available apps syncing from your phone automatically, the watch works as more of a standalone product, complete with its own version of the Play Store. You can search for apps using your voice, and then install them as you go. While not quite as convenient for getting everything set up, I like this granular approach better because you can control which apps are on your watch. There’s no more taking up space on your watch just because you have somehting installed on your phone.

There is one major issue, though. Just because an app is on your phone doesn’t mean it’ll show up in Wear’s Play Store search results. Case in…

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