Property List Key


The services a Watch app provides that require it to continue running while in the background.


Required background modes (Watch)
array of strings

Possible Values



To add this key to the Information Property List, enable your WatchKit extension’s Background Modes capability in Xcode.

See Also


property list key CLKComplicationPrincipalClass

The name of the class that implements the complication data source protocol.

Name: ClockKit Complication - Principal Class
property list key CLKComplicationSupportedFamilies

The complication families for which the app can provide data.

Name: ClockKit Complication - Supported Families
property list key PUICAutoLaunchAudioOptOut

A Boolean value indicating whether a watchOS app should opt out of automatically launching when its companion iOS app starts playing audio content.

Name: Opt out of Auto-launch Audio App (Watch)
property list key WKAppBundleIdentifier

The bundle ID of the watchOS app.

property list key WKCompanionAppBundleIdentifier

The bundle ID of the watchOS app’s companion iOS app.

property list key WKExtensionDelegateClassName

The name of your watchOS app’s extension delegate.

property list key WKWatchKitApp

A Boolean value that indicates whether the bundle is a watchOS app.