How To Customize A Watch Face On Apple iWatch

July 10, 2017 ( Apple Watch )
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Apple introduced a series of smart watches that left their users in amazement. It can be connected to other Apple devices such as iPhone and iPads via Bluetooth. It has multiple features and the ability to track down your health aspects. It is a wireless, electronic, wrist accessory and users prefer to customize the watch face according to their own preference and add complications at their will. This tutorial will guide you how to customize your watch face in a user friendly, straight forward and simple way.

white_applewatch_with_screenHow To Change Your Watch Face?

Apple iWatch offers several different display outlooks and you can switch between them whenever you like. In order to switch to a different watch face:

  • On your Watch face screen, swipe from left to right, from one edge to another. This will change the face display.
  • When you finally get to the watch face you like, stop swiping and the display will be set.

How To Customize Your Watch Face?

In order to customize your watch face with the features and tweaks you would like to see, follow the simple steps below:

Step 1:

Tap on the Digital crown on the screen to open the watch face.

Step 2:

Once you are on the watch face, press the display button.

Step 3:

First select a face by swiping left or right. Once you have selected the face you like, toggle and press the button that says Customize

Step 4:

Again you have to swipe left or right to select a feature and then tap the Digital Crown to change it. You can change a number of things such as the color of the hands or the digits and markings on the watch.

Step 5:

In order to edit or modify any complications, swipe to left, all the way to the end. To select a complication, tap it and then press the Digital Crown to edit it. If yu like, you can also add complications from other apps.

Step 6:

When you have completed your customization, tap the digital Crown icon to save the changes.

Watch face can also be customized using your iPhone. In order to do so, open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and then press the Face Gallery tap.

How To Add More Information To Your Watch Face?

Apple Watch is all about personalization. Hence, you can add any features, updates, notifications or information from any app you want to your watch face. So let’s see what your Watch face already has and what can you add? Your watch face already shows you your battery power, date and time. Now you can also add information from other third party apps. To do so follow the simple steps below:

Step 1:

Using your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app

Step 2:

Once you have opened the app, toggle the MY WATCH option and press the Complications option.

Step 3:

In order to add a complication press the green colored plus sign. Once you have added the complication in your Apple Watch app on your iPhone, you can easily add it to your watch as well. On your watch face, press the display firmly and press the customize option. The complications will appear. Select the one you want and then press the digital crown. The information you have now chosen will appear on your watch face.

Step 4:

Similarly if you want to remove a complication, just tap the red colored minus icon, to do so.

How To Change The Time Shown On Your Apple Watch?

Step 1:

Tap the settings icon in order to open the settings app.

Step 2:

Now toggle and press the option Time

Step 3:

Press the icon  “+ 0 min”

Step 4:

Tap the digital crown and select how many minutes ahead you want the watch to be.

Step 5:

Press the final option Select or Cancel.

This tweak only allows you to set your watch to show a time ahead. Others apps such as your alarms, notifications. etc will still work according to the original time.


Many apple users are very fond of the Apple watch and find it extremely innovative, useful and user friendly. The fact that the watch face can be easily and simply customized plays a great role in its favorable reception. Different users has their own likes and dislikes and the multiple watch faces that can be customized, along with being linked to the third arty apps, makes the experience yet more desirable!

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