How to Add a New Watch Face on the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch “Home” screen can be customized to display the time in several different ways, and it can include different types of information.

This customization is possible by adding and installing a new watch face on the device.

This can be done through the Watch app on your iPhone, which offers a good amount of variety to help you get the information that is most important to you in a centralized location on the watch.

Our guide below will show you where to go to download and install a new watch face on your Apple Watch so that you can start using it right away.

How to Download and Use a New Face for the Apple Watch

The steps in this article were performed using an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.0.3 and an Apple Watch 2 using Watch OS 3.0. Note that this will not delete any of your existing watch faces, so you can choose to go back to your current watch face if you don’t like the new one.

Step 1: Open the Watch app on your iPhone.

open the watch app

Step 2: Select the Face Gallery tab at the bottom of the screen.

select the face gallery tab

Step 3: Select the new face that you wish to use.

how to set a new watch face on the apple watch

Step 4: Tap the orange Add button near the top of the screen.

tap the add button

Step 5: Select the My Watch tab at the bottom of the screen.

select the my watch tab

Step 6: Select the watch face that you would like to use from the My Faces section of the menu.

select the watch face you want to use

Step 7: Scroll down and touch the Set as current Watch Face button. The new watch face should appear on your Apple watch after a few seconds.

select the set as current watch face option

Now that you know how to add a new watch face on the Apple Watch, you can quickly and easily modify the appearance of the device whenever you feel like it.

Are there apps on your Apple Watch that you don’t use, or don’t need? You can delete apps on your Apple Watch using a method similar to the one that you would use to delete apps from your iPhone or iPad.

Join Our Free Newsletter

Featured guides and deals

You may opt out at any time.
Read our Privacy Policy