Change your watch's home screen

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

On Wear OS by Google watches

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 watch version. Go to the steps below for "All other watches."
  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

With Wear OS by Google, you can choose customizable watch faces to show even more helpful info. 

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 icon Settings.

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.

On all other watches

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 Wear OS by Google app on your phone. Under the image of your watch, tap More.

Add more watch faces

  1. On your phone, open the Wear OS by Google app Wear OS by Google.
  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 in the  app, but not on your watch.

  1. On your phone, open the Wear OS by Google app Wear OS by Google.
  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 More and then Hide on watch.

Note: To delete a watch face you found in the Play Store or App Store, learn how to remove downloaded apps.

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