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How to change the watch face on your Apple Watch

Bored of the default watch face on your Apple Watch? You can easily change it to spice up the wearable's appearance. Here's how to install new watch faces on your Apple Watch and switch between them.

How to change the watch face on your Apple Watch

Changing between the watch faces you already have installed on your Apple Watch could not be easier. Simply swipe left or right from the edge of the display to cycle through the watch faces you have on your device. When you see one that you like, stop swiping to select it.

How to customize the watch face on your Apple Watch

Changing the watch face of your Apple Watch from one of the presets is one thing, but you don’t have to stop there. You can also customize the display to your liking, effectively creating your own watch faces too. Here’s how to do it;

Press in the crown to wake up the Apple Watch

Press the display quite firmly

Swipe left or right to select a watch face, as you did in the step above

Tap on Customize

Swipe left or right to select a feature of the watch face, such as the date, and then use the crown to change it

You can change things like the color and design of the individual marking using this method

By swiping all the way to the left, you can edit the individual components (Apple calls these ‘complications’) of the watch face

Once you are finished customizing, press the crown in again to save all of your changes

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You can customize the individual parts of the watch face / © Apple

You can also add new complications to your Apple Watch watch face, but you can only do this via the iPhone app. Open the Apple Watch app and click on the My Watch tab. From there, head to Complications. You will find the Plus and Minus buttons for adding new complications to your watch face. You can also add complications from third-party apps this way.

How to download and install new watch faces

To install a new watch face on your Apple Watch, you first need to force it into customize mode by tapping the crown to wake it up and then long-pressing the display, just like you did in the steps above. Next, follow the steps below:

Scroll right or left until you find the New button with the Plus icon

Swipe up or down to see the available watch faces you can add

Tap the one you want to add

You can now select it and customize it using the methods outlined above in this article



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