How To Change Apple Watch Face Automatically Based On Time & Location

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Apple offers a huge range of watch faces and also allows you to customize them. If you are someone who likes to frequently change your Apple Watch face to keep it fresh, then you have clicked on the right article. Did you know that you can not just change or customize your Apple Watch face but also schedule it? That’s right, you can select the time, location or even the action to change the face of your Apple Watch automatically. In this article, I’m going to show you how to change the Apple Watch face automatically at your scheduled time or set it to change at a specified location or action. So without any delay, let’s start.

Quick Navigation

Quick Takeaway
To make your Apple Watch face change automatically, go to Shortcuts on your iPhone and tap on the Automation section. Select New Automation and tap on Time of Day. After that set the time, select Run Immediately, and tap Next. Now, select New Blank Automation and then Add Action. After that, you have to search Watch, select Set Watch Face, and proceed to tap on Face. Finally, select the watch face of your choice and tap on Done.

How To Change Or Set The Apple Watch Face?

Changing your Apple Watch face is an easy and simple process. You just have to tap and hold on the home screen of your Apple Watch. After that, the home screen minimizes, unveiling an array of watch faces that you can customize as per your preference. Just swipe left or right to view all the different watch faces and tap on any watch face to set it on your Apple Watch. You can also tap on the Edit button to further customize the watch face.

How To Change Watch Face On Apple Watch

How To Add Watch Faces To Apple Watch?

Before we move on to set your Apple Watch to change face automatically, you should also know how to add more watch faces to your Apple Watch.

To do that, tap and hold the display to open the watch face menu, scroll to the end, and tap on the add icon. Now you just have to tap on ADD in front of the watch face of your choice to get it on your Apple Watch.

How To Add Watch Face On Apple Watch

How To Change Apple Watch Face Automatically Based On Time?

To make your Apple Watch change the watch face on its own, you will need to schedule it using your connected iPhone. Below, I’ve mentioned the whole process in a simple and concise step-by-step guide, so you can easily do it.

1. First navigate to the Shortcuts app on your phone and go to the Automation section.

Open Automation Section

2. Now tap on the New Automation button and proceed to tap on Time of Day.

Create New Automation

3. Set the time you want and the frequency of the automation. You can select from Monthly, Weekly, or Daily. Also, make sure to select the Run Immediately option. After setting the time as per your choice, tap on Next.

Select Time

4. After that, tap on the New Blank Automation option and then select the Add Action button.

Create New Blank Automation On Apple Watch

5. Now search for Watch, and select the Set Watch Face option.

How To Make Apple Watch Face Change Automatically

6. Next, you have to select the Watch face. To do this, tap on Face and you will see the names of all the watch faces that are currently added to your watch.

Set Watch Face

7. Proceed to select the watch face of your choice and tap on Done.

Tap on Done

And that’s it, now you can easily set your Apple Watch’s face to change automatically at your preferred time by following these simple steps.

How To Change Apple Watch Face Based On Location

With the help of the Shortcuts app on your iPhone, you can also set your Apple Watch to automatically change Apple Watch face based on your location. To do this follow the below-mentioned steps.

1. Go to the Automation Section on the Shortcuts app and tap on the + icon.

Add New Automation

2. Next, you have to choose the condition for activation. You can choose either Arrive or Leave. If you choose Arrive, then the watch face will change when you arrive at that particular location. Similarly, if you choose Leave, then the face will change when you leave the particular location.

Select Arrive or Leave

3. Now, tap on the Choose option which is present right next to the Location, and proceed to select the location by either searching or entering the address. After setting the Address, tap on Next.

Choose Location

4. After this the rest of the process is similar. You have to tap on the New Blank Animation and tap on the Add action button.

Add new action

5. Search for the Watch and select the Set Watch Face option.

Change Apple Watch Face Based On Location

5. Next, you have to tap on Face and proceed to select your preferred watch face.

Change Apple Watch Face Automatically

6. At last, you have to tap on Next and then Done.

Select Done

And now your Apple Watch will change the watch face based on the location. It will change as per your choice when you either leave or arrive at the selected location.

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Final Verdict

Apple allows you to set your creativity free by enabling you to change and customize the watch faces. However, that’s not all. Apart from changing and customizing, you also have the option to set or schedule your Apple Watch to change face automatically. You can also set it to change the watch face based on the location. Above I’ve explained all the steps to change, add, and schedule the watch faces on your Apple Watch.

Tom Nielson

Tom's love for watches started when his grandfather gifted him his Rolex watch when he turned 18! Being a teenager it was a big deal for him. Later when he got his first job he bought Fossil Palm Pilot back in 2003 which was a smartwatch. Since then smartwatches have come a long way and so is Tom's love for them. His experience with watches inspired him to start Wearholic and share his knowledge of wearables including watches, smartwatches, smart glasses, & smart clothing.

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