Watch faces on Apple Watch are not only beautiful, they can also be powerful. Most watch faces have special areas for complications (small widgets). Here̵
There are watch faces like Typography or California that are all about style. And then there are watch faces like Infograph and Modular that are all about the complications. You can even have eight complications on the Infograph watch face. They can be shortcuts to open apps, actions, or just visual displays for information or data.
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Third-party apps allow you to tailor your own complications. For example, the Watchsmith app allows you to create custom complications for the date, time, calendar, and more.
If you are new to Apple Watch, you should definitely spend some time tweaking the complications on your favorite watch faces. You can add or change complications directly from the Apple Watch.
To get started, navigate to the watch face you want to adjust by swiping in on the left or right edge of the wearable’s screen. Press and hold the watch face here. From the edit menu, tap the “Edit” button.
You are now in the custom watch face view. Swipe left until you see the ‘Complications’ section. Tap the area where you want to add or change the complication.
You will find a list of complications for all available apps. A single app can have multiple complications. A good example is the Shortcuts app for Apple Watch. You can add any shortcut to the watch face on Apple Watch.
When browsing apps with a large collection of complications, tap the “More” button to see all the complications.
Select the complication you want to add to your watch face from the list.
You will now see the complication preview. Repeat this process to change the watch face or add more complications. When you’re done, press the Digital Crown to save the watch face, then press it again to return to the watch face.
And that’s it! You just added a complication to your Apple Watch. Now use the same process to try and customize different watch faces with your favorite complications.
Do you want to know more about the complications of Apple Watch? Check out our guide on how to make the most of complications on Apple Watch.
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