A new Apple Watch comes with a number of watch faces. There̵
Apple Watch users running Series 4 or later and using watchOS 7 or later can access many different watch faces, all of which can be customized with different styles, colors, and complications.
Like complications? Add the Infograph watch face, with support for eight different complications. Everything about the style? Try the beautiful California of Typography dial. If you like to keep things digital, you can’t go wrong with the Infograph Modular.
And best of all, of course, is the animated Memoji watch face.
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In this guide, we’ll talk about adding a new watch face to Apple Watch directly from the wearable and how to use the “Watch” app on the iPhone.
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 in from the left or right edge of the screen.
To start, go to an existing watch face on Apple Watch and press and hold the screen. You will then see the watch face editing interface.
Swipe all the way to the right (you can also use the Digital Crown) until you get to the “New” page. Tap the “+” button here.
You will now see a list of all available watch faces. Swipe up to see more watch faces or scroll with the Digital Crown.
Once you find a watch face you want to try, just tap the preview.
The watch face is immediately added to your collection page.
And that’s it. Your new watch face is ready for you to enjoy.
Add a new Apple Watch Face with iPhone
Don’t worry if you don’t want to use your Apple Watch’s small screen to add watch faces. You can use the dedicated Face Gallery section in the “Watch” app for iPhone.
First, open the “Watch” app on your iPhone and go to the “Face Gallery” tab.
You will then see 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.
Scroll through and select an installation you like. Tap a watch face to view more details.
Here you can adjust the color, watch face and other design features.
When you are done, tap the “Add” button. You will see an animation adding the watch face to the ‘My Watch’ tab.
When you go to the “My Watch” tab, you will find the new watch face at the end of the “My Faces” section.
And when you raise your wrist, you’ll see that the new watch face is set as your new default option.
While the standard complications are great, Apple fails to provide a nice date and time complication, especially for analog watch faces like the Infograph watch face. Here’s how to make your own date and time complications on Apple Watch.
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