A new Apple Watch comes preloaded with a few watch faces. There is also an extensive collection of additional dials, ranging from sleek to downright fun. Here’s how to add a new watch face on the Apple Watch.
Apple Watch users who are using Series 4 or newer and running watchOS 7 or higher have access to many different watch faces, all of which can be customized with different styles, colors, and complications.
Love complications? Add the Infograph watch face, with support for eight different complications. All about the style? Try out the beautiful California or Typography watch face. If you like to keep things digital, you can’t go wrong with Infograph Modular.
And of course the most fun of all is the animate Memoji watch face.
In this guide, we will talk about adding a new watch face to the Apple Watch directly from the wearable, as well as using the “Watch” app on the iPhone.
How to add a new watch face to Apple Watch
The process of adding a new watch face (and switching between watch faces) is very simple. If you want, you can have a dozen different watch faces and switch between them by swiping your finger from the left or right edge of the screen.
To get started, go to an existing watch face on Apple Watch and hold your finger on the screen. You will then see the watch face editing interface.
Slide all the way to the right (you can also use the digital crown.) Until you get to the “New” page. Here, press the “+” button.
You will now see a list of all available watch faces. Swipe up to see more watch faces or scroll using the digital crown.
Once you’ve found a watch face you want to try out, just tap on the preview.
Instantly the watch face will be added to your collection page.
And that’s all. Your new watch face is ready to be enjoyed.
How to Add New Apple Watch Face Using iPhone
If you don’t like using your Apple Watch’s small screen to add watch faces, don’t worry. You can use the dedicated Face Gallery section in the “Watch” app for iPhone.
First, open the “Watch” app on your iPhone and navigate to the “Face Gallery” tab.
You will then see the new watch faces at the top and a list of all available watch faces. What’s cool is that the Face Gallery actually shows variations of the same watch face with different colors and complications.
Browse and select a setup you like. Tap a watch face to see more details.
Here you can customize the color, dial, and other design attributes.
Once you are ready, hit the “Add” button. You will see an animation that takes the face of the watch and adds it to the “My Watch” tab.
When you access the “My Watch” tab, you will find the new watch face at the end of the “My Faces” section.
And when you lift your wrist, you’ll find the new watch face as the new default option.
While the default complications are great, Apple fails to deliver a nice date and time complication, especially for analog dials like the Infograph dial. Here is how you can create your own date and time complications on Apple Watch.