If you have an Apple Watch, you may want to shake things up by changing your watch face every now and then. One problem with this is that you often have a long list of faces that you will never use. Fortunately, you can remove them just as easily.
How to Delete a Watch Face on Apple Watch
Removing a watch face from your Apple Watch is as easy as adding a new one. To do this, make sure your Apple Watch is unlocked and the watch face is on the screen (as below, with no open windows or other apps).
Touch and hold the watch face until you see the Edit and Share buttons at the bottom of the screen. You can swipe left and right with this menu to select different watch faces.
When you find a watch face you want to delete, swipe up on the watch face and tap Delete. This works the same way you would end an app on an iPhone or iPad. From here, you can select a different watch face by swiping left and right and then tapping on it or by pressing the digital crown to return to your previous watch face.
How to Delete a Watch Face on iPhone
You can also delete watch faces in the Watch app on an iPhone.
Start the ‘Watch’ app first, then tap ‘Edit’ under ‘My Faces’. To delete a face, tap the red icon to the left of the face, followed by “Delete” to delete it. You can also change the order by grabbing the “hamburger” icon to the right of the watch face (it looks like three horizontal lines) and dragging up and down.
Try other watch faces
You can use the same technique to try out new watch faces. Just hold down your watch face until you see the “Edit” and share button at the bottom of the screen, then swipe left until you get to the end of the list.
Tap the “+” button to add a new watch face, then use the digital crown to cycle through your options. When you’re ready to add the watch face to your list, tap it. Don’t forget to use the “Edit” button to add complications and change the theme.
You can quickly scroll through your watch face list without opening this menu. Swipe your watch face on the screen from the very edge of the screen to the left or right to switch to another watch face. If you don’t swipe from the outer edge of the screen, this won’t work.
More faces are added regularly
Apple is always adding new watch faces to watchOS with every major upgrade. If you haven’t updated your Apple Watch recently (or if you turned off automatic updates), you can force an update under the Watch app.
To manually check for and install updates, start your Watch on your iPhone, tap General, then tap Software Update. All available software updates are listed here, and you can instruct your iPhone to download and apply the update the next time your watch is connected to a power source.
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