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How to edit and rearrange contacts on the Apple Watch's Friends screen

Who's in your Apple Watch dozen?

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The Apple Watch provides quick access to your 12 favorite people -- or the dozen people with whom you are most frequently forced to interact. Whatever your reason for including them in the Friends screen, you can choose who gets listed and in what order.

Pressing the side button on your Apple Watch calls up the Friends screen, where you can call, text and -- if the contact also has an Apple Watch -- send sketches, taps and heartbeats.

You can't edit the list on the Apple Watch itself, but you can add, remove and rearrange contacts using the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. From the My Watch tab, scroll down and tap Friends. Next, tap Edit in the upper-right corner to remove contacts to open up free slots to add new contacts. While in edit mode, you can also drag to reorder the list. You can't add new contacts, however, when in edit mode.

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To add a new contact, tap Done to exit edit mode. You will now see your list and the open slots with an orange Add Friend label, which you can tap to bring up a list of your contacts to browse and select someone to add to the Friends screen.

For more tips, check out our guide to using the Apple Watch.