How to Use Any Photo as Apple Watch Face: Visual Treat to Your Eyes

It is beautiful and fun to customize your Apple Watch face according to your liking because you look at it multiple times a day. A friendly and personal watch face may brighten your mood. It will bring back memories and help you get through a monotonous day. Here is how you can customize Apple Watch Face and set personal picture as your Apple Watch Face.

I have mentioned three methods here. The first two ways show you how to use any photos as Apple Watch Faces using your connected iPhone. The third method lets you directly do so from the Apple Watch.

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How to Set Picture as Apple Watch Face: 3 Easiest Ways

Set Photo as Apple Watch Face Using Photos App on iPhone

Step #1. Launch Photos app on your iPhone and open the photo you would like to use as the new Watch Face.

Step #2. Tap on the Share icon from the bottom left.

Tap on Share icon in Photos app on iPhone

Step #3. Scroll down and tap on Create Watch Face.

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Tap on Create Watch Face in Photos app on iPhoneStep #4. Choose whether you would like to set the image as regular Photo Watch Face or Kaleidoscope Watch Face.

Choose regular Photo Watch Face or Kaleidoscope Watch Face on iPhoneStep #5. On this screen, you may customize your Watch Face. If you wish you may read more about Complications.

Step #6. Tap on ADD from top part of your screen.

Tap on ADD to create watch face on iPhoneDone! The photo is immediately set as your Apple Watch Face.

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Add Your Photos to Apple Watch Face Using Photos App on iPhone

Personalize Your Picture as Apple Watch Face Using Watch App on iPhone

Now we will be using the Watch app on the iPhone to create and set photos as our Apple Watch Face.

Step #1. Open Watch app on your iPhone and tap on Face Gallery from the bottom bar.

Open Watch app and tap on Face Gallery on iPhoneStep #2. Scroll down through all the Watch Faces until you find Photos. Tap on the Photo Watch Face you see here.

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Tap on the Photo Watch Face in Watch App on iPhoneStep #3. Now, under Content, you have three options:

  • A. Synced Album: This has photos that have been synced to your Apple Watch.
  • B. Photos: Tapping on it will open all the images available on your iPhone. You may choose up to 24 pictures for Watch face from here.
  • C. Dynamic: This displays photos from your recent Memories and automatically updates when you have new ones.

Choose the option that suits you like. You may also set Time Position and Complications.

Set Time Position and Complications in Watch App on iPhoneStep #4. Now, tap on ADD from the upper part of screen.

Tap on ADD to create watch face Using Photos App on iPhone

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The new Face will immediately show on your Apple Watch. In case it does not, tap on My Watch from the bottom bar and from under MY FACES swipe right to left and tap on the face you just added. Now scroll down and tap on Set as current Watch Face.

Add Your Photos to the Apple Watch Face Using Photos App on iPhone

Turn Photo Into an Apple Watch Face Using Photos App on Apple Watch

Finally, let us see how to customize Apple Watch Face with photo directly using the watch.

Step #1. Open Photos app on your Apple Watch.

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Open Photos app on your Apple WatchStep #2. Tap on photo you wish to add as Watch Face. (You should have previously synced photos from iPhone to your Apple Watch.)

Tap on Photo you wish to add as Watch FaceStep #3. Firmly press on the picture to see Create Watch Face option. Tap on it.

Tap on Create Watch Face in Photos App on Apple WatchStep #4. Select Kaleidoscope or Photos.

Select Kaleidoscope or Photos in Photos App on Apple WatchDone! The picture is now set as your Apple Watch Face.

Add Your Photos to the Apple Watch Face Using Photos App on Apple WatchAdditionally, you may also firmly press on your existing Watch Face and use the digital crown to scroll or swipe and find PHOTOS. Now, tap on the Photo Face you like to use.

So this is how you can set picture as Watch Face on Apple Watch. It is easy, quick and gives a feeling of personalization. At any given time you can have up to a total of 36 Watch Faces. To create and add more you will have to delete a few of the existing ones from the Watch app on your iPhone.

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Dhvanesh Adhiyahttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on iGeeksBlog.com. He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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