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Change your watch's home screen

You can change your watch's home screen to match your goals, needs, and style.

Change your watch face

  1. If your screen is dim, tap the screen to wake up the watch.
  2. Swipe to see different watch faces.
    • If you see a menu of apps, you're using a different version of Android Wear. Go to the steps below for "Android Wear 1.5 and below."
  3. Scroll to see the watch faces you can choose from. To add more options, scroll to the right and tap Add more watch faces.
  4. To choose a new design, tap the watch face.

Customize your watch face

You can choose customizable watch faces to show even more helpful info. 

Note: These instructions are for Android Wear 2.0 and up.

Step 1: Choose a customizable background

  1. If your screen is dim, tap the screen to wake up the watch.
  2. Swipe right or left to see other watch faces.
  3. Choose a watch face that's above a Settings iconSettings.

Step 2: Customize your watch's background

  1. If your screen is dim, tap the screen to wake up the watch.
  2. Tap and hold your watch face until you see the "Customize" screen.
    • To change the type of information you see, like fitness goals or battery life: Tap Data. To see other options, swipe right or left and tap the new layout.
    • To change the color and style of your watch face: Tap Styles. To see other options, swipe right or left and up or down.
  3. When you’re done, tap the new watch face to save it.

Wear 1.5 and below 

Change your watch face

  1. If your screen is dim, tap the screen to wake up the watch.

  2. Touch and hold on the screen to see a list of watch faces.

  3. Swipe to see more watch faces.
  4. To choose a new design, tap the watch face.

Note: You can also change your watch face in the Android Wear app on your phone. Under the image of your watch, tap More to see more watch faces.

Add more watch faces

  1. On your phone, open the Android Wear app Android Wear.
  2. Under the image of your watch, tap More.
  3. Scroll to the bottom and tap Get more watch faces.

Remove watch faces

You can hide watch faces so they don’t show up on your watch. When a watch face is hidden, you’ll see it on the Android Wear app, but not on your watch.

  1. On your phone, open the Android Wear app Android Wear.
  2. Under the image of your watch, you’ll see a few watch faces. Tap More.
  3. Find the watch face you’d like to hide, then tap Menu Moreand thenHide on watch.

Note: To remove a watch face you downloaded from the Play Store on your Android phone, follow the instructions to remove downloaded apps.

Andrea is an Android expert and author of this help page. Help her improve this article by leaving feedback below.

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