How to Change the Wrist Setting for Your Apple Watch

When you first set up your Apple watch on your iPhone, you had to select the wrist on which you would wear the device, as well as the side on which the digital crown was located. This causes the Apple Watch to automatically orientate its face so that you could see it.

But if you decide later that you want to wear your watch on your other wrist, or that you want to put the crown on a different side, then the face might be backwards. Fortunately you can change the wrist setting on your Apple Watch at any time, allowing you to reconfigure the face so that you can read it.

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How to Switch the Wrist on Which You Wear Your Apple Watch

The steps below were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.2. The watch is using Watch OS 3.2. If you don’t have an iPhone paired with your Apple watch, then you can scroll to the bottom of this article where we show you how to change the wrist setting directly from the Apple Watch.

Step 1: Open the Watch app on your iPhone.

open the watch app

Step 2: Select the My Watch tab at the bottom-left corner of the screen.

select the my watch tab

Step 3: Select the General option.

select the general option

Step 4: Tap the Wrist Orientation option.

select the watch orientation option

Step 5: Select the wrist on which you want to wear your Apple Watch. Additionally, make sure that the setting for the digital crown aligns with how you will be wearing the watch on your wrist. If you switch the wrist setting, but don’t change the digital crown setting, then the orientation of the watch face will not change.

how to change the wrist setting for the apple watch from an iphone

If you don’t have your Apple Watch set up on an iPhone, then you can also adjust this setting directly from the watch itself.

Step 1: Tap the Settings icon on the watch.

open the settings app on the watch

Step 2: Tap the General option.

select the general menu

Step 3: Select the Orientation option.

select the orientation option

Step 4: Select the wrist and digital crown settings that you wish to use.

how to change the apple watch face orientation directly on the watch

Are there other things about your Apple Watch that you would like to change? One of the first settings I changed on my iPhone was to turn off the Breathe Reminders. At first it was interesting, but after a while I stopped doing them, and was always just dismissing the notification.

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