When Apple released the Apple Watch, it was a whole new platform for the company. And, as with all new platforms, the Apple Watch has had some growing pains. Some software features have worked well, while others needed tweaking.\nOne of the things that most users either love or hate is the honeycomb interface of icons on the Apple Watch home screen. The honeycomb has been around since the debut of the Apple Watch, and it\u2019s still there in the watchOS 3 beta I\u2019m running on my space grey 38mm watch.\nWhy I dislike the honeycomb on the Apple Watch\nTry as I might, I can\u2019t warm up to the honeycomb. I find it to be a royal pain in the ass to scroll around trying to tap on the app I want to open on my Apple Watch. I will often tap on the wrong app icon by mistake and then have to go back to the honeycomb.\nI\u2019ve even turned on Reduce Motion in the Accessibility settings, which makes all of the icons on the honeycomb the same size. That helps a little bit, but I still hate the honeycomb. It's just a stupid way to launch apps on the Apple Watch.\nI also loathe trying to organize the icons on the honeycomb screen. You have to have an enormous amount of patience to try and get them arranged in a way that you like, and I just don\u2019t want to spend the time to do it. Believe me, I've tried and the closest thing to a good arrangement I could do was to have the app icons in rows of three.\nI\u2019ve seen some interesting guides and suggestions on how to arrange the honeycomb icons, but I just don\u2019t have the patience to mess with them. Apple really should have come up with a better interface that doesn\u2019t annoy the user so much, and one that is very easy and quick to organize.\nDon't get me wrong here, I still love my Apple Watch. It's a great device, but if I had to pick one thing to change it would be the honeycomb. I'd get rid of it ASAP and replace it with a much more intuitive app launcher.\nwatchOS 3 makes the honeycomb less necessary\nOne great thing about watchOS 3 is the Dock, which lets you easily access your most used Apple Watch apps without having to go to the honeycomb on the home screen. Since I installed the watchOS 3 beta, the honeycomb has become less annoying because I simply don\u2019t have to access it very often.\nUnfortunately, when I do I still dislike the honeycomb. I really wish there were a way to just turn it off and have a list of apps that I can quickly scroll through and arrange in alphabetical order or in any other way I want.\nI was disappointed that watchOS 3 didn\u2019t do away with the honeycomb altogether. Perhaps we\u2019ll get that in watch OS 4, I have my fingers crossed. There has to be a better way to launch apps on the Apple Watch than the honeycomb.\n\n\n\nWhat other Apple Watch users think of the honeycomb\nI\u2019ll leave you with this selection of comments about the honeycomb from a recent thread on the Apple Watch subreddit. Opinions in the thread seemed to vary considerably, with comments mostly split between folks who love the honeycomb and folks who hate it:\n\nThesoliloquist: \u201cApple, the honeycomb interface is seriously unintuitive. I hate opening the app screen because it\u2019s a cluster mess of tiny icons that I mis-tap four out of five times, so I resort mostly to complication shortcuts. I really hope Apple redoes the app interface in the long run, and comes up with more user-friendly UI in the long run.\u201d\nFrancoisarouetV: \u201cI love the honeycomb layout and I use the camera shortcut frequently. The photos app exists for the photo watch face, which I love to use.\u201d\nSimbo64: \u201cI would like to see the honeycomb icons increase in size if the user reduces significantly the number of apps that they have.\nAlso\u2019s if we could have folders on the honeycomb which when selected open up a view a bit like the old \u2018friends side button\u2019 but for apps, that would be nice.\nI don\u2019t think anyone has storage issues in the watch so I\u2019m not bothered about being able to removed rarely\/unused apps but being able to folder them up could be good.\u201d\nQuintsreddit: \u201cThat\u2019s why I have mine arranged in the mathematically most efficient way, according to this guy.\u201d\nAwildanonhasappeared: \u201cThat\u2019s really smart but it\u2019s also too much work.\u201d\nThesoliloquist: \u201cIndeed. I tried doing it, but dealing with the bubbles to arrange them like that requires some good patience!\u201d\nImronburgundy83: \u201cMake it a list format where I can put the apps in an order I deem appropriate\/useful. Right now, I have the 3 or so apps I use in one quadrant of the layout so I can find them.\u201d\nSwanny246: \u201cI was pretty surprised to find that Apple didn\u2019t change anything with the app launcher on watchOS 3. I thought they would have found a better way of making it more intuitive, but instead they just rolled out app shortcuts through complications, which is helpful, but doesn\u2019t improve the app launcher in any way.\u201d\nSlorpydiggs: \u201cI like the layout but it does encourage me to seriously edit the apps I have installed on the phone because it can become messy\/unmanageable easily. I don\u2019t know that it\u2019s a downside really though because I don\u2019t see a point to an app sitting on my watch that I don\u2019t frequently use, so I\u2019m almost glad it forces me to audit periodically to keep things tidy.\u201d\nUriah_heep: \u201cGive me a grid I can fill in piece by piece on my macOS machine, including blank spaces between icons. I don\u2019t care for the entire management model of the iOS system, where macOS manages iOS, and iOS manages watchOS. This whole model is ripe for re-thinking.\u201d\nTangoshukudai: \u201cI disagree, people love it and play with it, and the icons and layout are iconic. I also like that they made heart beat, and others separate apps. You can rearrange the apps in any order so if you only use one put it in the middle or just access it from a complication.\u201d\nMore at Reddit\n\nDid you miss a post? Check the Eye On Apple home page to get caught up with the latest news, discussions and rumors about Apple.