Change the watch face on your Apple Watch

Learn how to choose different designs, adjust the colors, and add information to your watch face with complications.

How to switch the watch face on your Apple Watch

  1. Press the Digital Crown to go to the watch face.
  2. From your watch face, swipe left or right from edge to edge to see the watch faces that you've added to your faces.
  3. Stop when you get to the watch face that you want to use. 

Learn about all the Apple Watch faces and their features.

Not all watch faces are available in all countries or regions. Hermes and Nike watch faces are available only on those models.

How to customize the watch face on your Apple Watch

  1. Press the Digital Crown to go to the watch face.
  2. Touch and hold the display.
  3. Swipe left or right to choose a watch face, then tap Edit. 
  4. Swipe left or right to select a feature, then turn the Digital Crown to change it. For example, you might change the color of the second hand or the markings on the watch face. 
  5. Swipe all the way to the left to edit complications, which you can use to check things like the weather, your activity, or information from other apps that you installed. Tap a complication to select it, then turn the Digital Crown to change it.
  6. When you’re finished, press the Digital Crown to save your changes. 
  7. Tap the watch face to set it as your current face.

How to add a watch face to your available faces

  1. Press the Digital Crown to go to the watch face. 
  2. Touch and hold the display, swipe all the way to the right, then tap the add button the Plus icon.
  3. Turn the Digital Crown to browse all watch faces.
  4. When you find a watch face that you like, tap Add. If the watch face has no options for customization, it becomes your current watch face immediately. Otherwise, you can swipe through and adjust available features like colors and complications.
  5. Press the Digital Crown twice to go to your newly added watch face.

How to delete a watch face from your Apple Watch

  1. Go to your current watch face, then touch and hold the display.
  2. Swipe left or right to the watch face that you want to remove. 
  3. Swipe up and tap Remove.

How to change the time shown on your Apple Watch

  1. Open the Settings app on your watch, then tap Clock.
  2. Tap +0 min.  
  3. Turn the Digital Crown and choose how far ahead to set your watch. 
  4. Tap Cancel or Set.

You can only set the time shown on the watch face ahead. Your alarms, notifications, World Clock, and any other times will still match the actual time. 

How to hide Now Playing on your Apple Watch

When you play music, Now Playing automatically opens. Here's how to change the setting: 

  1. Open the Settings app on your watch. 
  2. Tap General > Wake Screen. 
  3. Turn off Auto-Launch Audio Apps. 

Learn more

With watchOS 7 and later, you can share watch faces with others.

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