How to change the faces on an Apple Watch: customise the look and feel of watchOS 2

The watch face is the most important part of any watch. It’s the bit you see the most, the bit you rely on for information, so it needs to cater to your needs – as well as your personal style.

How to change the faces on an Apple Watch: customise the look and feel of watchOS 2

While traditional watches are pretty static in this department, smartwatches like the Apple Watch offer a range of customisation options – so you can get your watch face exactly as you want it.

If you’d like to take advantage of watchOS 2’s new features, or if you just fancy a quick change of style and colour, this quick, easy to follow tutorial will show you how:

How to change your Apple Watch face

  1. After waking up your Apple Watch and entering your passcode, if you have one, you’ll see your current watch face. A long, harder press on your Apple Watch’s screen (Force Touch) will shrink the watch face, and display a “Customize” button just below it.step_one_apple_watch_faces
  2. If you’d like to change your watch face, simply swipe to the left or right to find your preferred template. Apple’s watchOS 2 brings even more than before, including time-lapse photos of capital cities and the ability to use your own photos as a slideshow.step_three_and_a_half
  3. Once you’ve settled on a basic template, it’s possible to customise things even further. Click the Customize button below your prefered watch face, and you’ll be presented with a new set of screens that allow further options.apple_watch_face_step_two
  4. Depending on the watch face, you’ll be able to change everything from detail, to colours, alarm notifications and even phases of the moon. If you’re using watchOS 2, you may also be able to add complications – effectively widgets or status indicators – from any third-party apps you have.step_three_apple_watch_face_alternative
  5. Once you’re happy with your choices, a press of the digital crown will bring you back to your updated watch face.

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