It’s very common for people to set different times on the clocks that they use everyday. Whether that means setting the clock in your car ahead a few minutes, or setting your alarm clock ahead to help you wake up on time, there are certainly benefits to punctuality that exist because a clock time is set ahead. If you partake in this practice, then you might be looking for a way to set your Apple Watch time ahead by a few minutes.
Our guide below will show you how to accomplish this by changing a setting on the Apple Watch itself. You will be able to specify a number of minutes by which you want to set your watch time ahead. I will be using 5 minutes in this example, but you can choose any number of minutes between 1 and 59.
How to Set the Time Forward on an Apple Watch
The steps below were performed on an Apple Watch 2, in Watch OS 3.1.3. These steps will show you how to adjust the time displayed on the Apple Watch, relative to the current time. You can choose any number of minutes, between 1 and 59, by which you would like to set the watch time ahead.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on the watch.
Step 2: Select the Time option at the top of the menu.
Step 3: Tap the gray button that says +o min.
Step 4: Twist the crown on the side of the watch to select the number of minutes that you want to set the watch ahead. Tap the Set button when you are done.
Would you like to change the time on your iPhone as well? Learn how to adjust the time settings on the iPhone either by using an automatic time option, or by manually configuring it yourself.
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