Here's how to create and use watchOS 4's new Kaleidoscope watch face!

watch OS 4 brings a bunch of awesome changes to your Apple Watch, including a new Kaleidoscope watch face. Or, if you want to be technical: watch face(s), as there are multiple permutations of the Kaleidoscope pattern.

Each looks cool and colorful; Apple offers eight default photos and three different kaleidoscope options, but you can also make your own from any photo on your iPhone.

How to create a kaleidoscope watch face

There are two ways to create a new watch face: Through the Watch app on your iPhone, or through the Apple Watch itself.

From the Watch app

  1. Launch the Watch app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap the Face Gallery tab.
  3. Tap Kaleidoscope.
  4. Tap the photo you want to use.

  5. Tap the Style you want to use.
  6. Choose the Complications you want on the watch face.
  7. Tap Add.

From the Apple Watch

  1. Navigate to your current watch face on your Apple Watch.
  2. Press firmly on the watch face.
  3. Scroll all the way to the right.
  4. Tap on New.
  5. Scroll until you find the Kaleidoscope option.
  6. Tap on the Kaleidoscope face.

  7. Press firmly on the watch face to enter Edit mode.
  8. Press Customize.
  9. Choose which preset photo you'd like to use.
  10. Choose your kaleidoscope style.
  11. Choose your complications.
  12. Press the Digital Crown to finish.

How to make a custom kaleidoscope watch face

  1. Launch the Watch app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap the Face Gallery tab.
  3. Tap Kaleidoscope.
  4. Tap Custom Photo.
  5. Choose the photo you want to use.

  6. Tap the Style you want to use. Either Facet or Radial.
  7. Choose the Complications you want on the watch face.
  8. Tap Add.

You can alternatively create a watch face directly from the Photos app:

  1. Launch the Photos app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap on the photo you want to use.
  3. Tap the Share button.
  4. Swipe right on the list of actions at the bottom of your screen.
  5. Tap Create Watch Face.

  6. Tap Kaleidoscope Watch Face.
  7. Tap the Style you want to use. Either Facet or Radial.
  8. Choose the Complications you want on the watch face.
  9. Tap Add.

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