We've got an Xcode project with build configurations for the Apple Watch as well. Our Apple Watch app isn't ready yet, so we'd like to release with it disabled. What's the best way to disable Apple Watch functionality in a build?
Remove the WatchKit extension
To make sure that your WatchKit extension is no longer visible, you have to do two things:
1) Remove the WatchKit extension from "Target Dependencies"
2) Remove the WatchKit extension from "Embed App Extensions"
Finally, you may have to clean your build folder. Then build and run your iPhone application.
To re-add the WatchKit extension:
For watchOS1: FIRST, add your WatchKit extension to Target Dependencies. This re-creates the
.appex file that you can now add to the list under Embed App Extensions by pressing the plus button and choosing "App Name WatchKit Extension.appex".
For watchOS2: Just add your WatchKit extension to Target Dependencies.