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Struggling with the tiny Apple Watch app icons? Here’s how to make them bigger

If you’re struggling with the small, fiddly app icons on the Apple Watch, good news, there’s an easy fix.

Letting you enlarge the applications, Apple’s debut wearable has gained the ability to sport larger, more static icons (via PhoneArena).

Yes, the fix, which is dubbed ‘Reduce Motion’ and can be found in the Watch’s Accessibility settings, does away with some of the smartwatch’s cool animations, but the benefits are sure to appease many.

Instead of growing and shrinking icons, you can lock the wearable to show larger app bubbles that refrain from decreasing in size when not the centre of attention.

To lock in these enlarged icons, you just have to follow these steps on the Moto 360 rival – Settings >> General >> Accessibility >> Reduce Motion >> Switch to On.

Related: Apple Watch Tips and Tricks

The Apple Watch finally launched last month to much excitement but severe stock shortages.

With pre-orders having faced delivery delays of up to two months, stock limitations continue to plague the wearable. According to Apple’s online outlet, Apple Watch orders place today, May 12, will not ship until July.

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