How to change the watch face on your Apple Watch


One of the best things about an Apple Watch is how customizable it is. Any old watch lets you switch the band, but with an Apple Watch, even your watch face can match your mood, your outfit, or both.

While changing your watch band is a straightforward process, switching up your watch face might not seem so simple (at first). Don’t worry though — it’s child’s play once you get the hang of it.

Here’s how to change the watch face on your Apple Watch in a few easy steps.

How to change it directly on your Apple Watch

All it takes is a long press on the display.

All it takes is a long press on the display.

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You can scroll to the left or right to see some of your options.

You can scroll to the left or right to see some of your options.

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Press your Apple Watch’s Digital Crown so that the current watch face appears. Then, long press on the display until the watch face is minimized. From there, you can swipe to the right or left and choose from your already saved watch faces.

If you don’t like any of the already saved options, you can also swipe all the way to the left until you reach the ‘New’ option. You can then scroll up and down through the additional watch faces and tap ‘Add’ when you find one you like.

If you don't like any of your saved options, you can add new ones to your watch face library.

If you don’t like any of your saved options, you can add new ones to your watch face library.

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When you find one you like, you can tap 'Add.'

When you find one you like, you can tap ‘Add.’

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Depending on the watch face, you can also edit the style, color, and complications. Once you’re done, press the Digital Crown to save and set the watch face.

You can change the color by turning your Digital Crown.

You can change the color by turning your Digital Crown.

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Tap on the display to change a specific complication.

Tap on the display to change a specific complication.

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To edit any of the existing watch faces in your library, long press on the display and tap ‘Edit’ underneath each one. Then, swipe to the left to cycle through your editing options.

How to change it using your iPhone

You can also control the face options on your watch using the Watch app on your iPhone.

Under the ‘My Watch’ tab, you’ll find all your saved watch faces. When you tap on ‘Edit’ in the right-hand corner, you get a screen where you can rearrange the sequence of the watch faces that appear on your…

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