How do you switch the watch face on your Apple Watch? Easily!

With just a swipe, you can change your Apple Watch from chronograph to color, modular to utility, Mickey or Minnie Mouse to simple, motion to solar, astronomy to... you get the idea. Each has a different density and character, a different capacity for complication and customization. Best of all, changing your watch face is really easy to do once you know how!

How to change the watch face on Apple Watch

Changing a watch face is easier than ever. It takes a little practice, but once you get the hang of it, you'll want to change your watch face every time you change your clothes.

  1. Navigate to the watch face on your Apple Watch by pressing the Digital Crown.
  2. Swipe left or right to cycle through available watch faces

Note: The key to switching faces when swiping is to start from the very edge of the screen. Actually start from off the edge of the screen to ensure you are far enough over.

Swipe left or right to select a new watch face on Apple Watch

How to add an Apple Watch face to your list

You can add any number of different styles to the list of watch faces you can switch between.

  1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap the Face Gallery tab.

    Open the Watch app on iPhone, then select Watch Gallery

  3. Tap a watch face from the list to select it. They are organized by type.
  4. Tap Add.

    Tap a watch face, then tap App

The new watch face will automatically be added to your Apple Watch as the current display.

How to remove an Apple Watch face from your list via your iPhone

If your list of watch faces is getting too long, you can remove ones you don't use.

  1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap the My Watch tab.
  3. Under My Faces, tap Edit.

    Open the Watch app on iPhone, then tap My Watch, then tap edit

  4. Tap the red remove button (-) on the left side of a face.
  5. Tap Remove on the right side of the face to remove it from your list.

    Tap the remove button, then tap remove

The watch face will automatically be removed from your Apple Watch.

How to remove a watch face via your Apple Watch

You can remove a watch face from your list right on your Apple Watch.

  1. Navigate to the watch face on your Apple Watch by pressing the Digital Crown.
  2. Press firmly on the watch face to open the customize menu.
  3. Swipe left or right to select a watch face.
  4. Swipe up on the watch face you want to remove.
  5. Tap Remove.

    Firmly press on the watch face, then swipe up on a watch face, then tap remove

How to organize your list of Apple Watch faces

You can order your watch faces so that specific ones are next to each other, or listed by color, or how every you want them to be organized.

  1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap the My Watch tab.
  3. Under My Faces, tap Edit.

    Open the Watch app on iPhone, then tap My Watch, then tap edit

  4. Press and hold the organize icon on the right side of the watch face. It looks like three lines (☰).
  5. Drag the watch face to its new position on your list.

    Press and hold a watch face, then drag it to a new position

The new order of watch faces will automatically appear on your Apple Watch.

Don't forget to customize your watch faces

Each watch face has a number of customizable features. When you press firmly on a watch face, tap Customize to see what is available.

Any questions?

Let us know in the comments below if you have any questions about adding, removing, or reorganizing watch faces for Apple Watch.