Ever since its release in 2015, the Apple Watch has been a huge hit with customers all over the world. Users rely on this compact device for everything from fitness tools and tracking sleep to personalized alarms and incident detection. But with technology condensed into such a small device, it’s no secret that these gadgets have had their share of problems, Apple Watch face issues being one of the biggest complaints.
In this article, we’ll answer some of the most frequently asked questions about Apple Watch faces, so you can have your watch back in working order in no time.
As a general note from our editor – If you have a problem with a specific watch face – try another one as there are many to choose from. You could also try the usual switch off and on again to see if the problem sorts itself out.
Why Does My Apple Watch Face Keep Changing?
There are about as many great Watch faces to choose from as there are Apple Watch models. But if the face of your Apple Watch face keeps changing, it might be that you’re using the swiping gesture on the device instead of just tapping. When selecting something on the watch face, be careful to not use a swiping gesture. Sometimes your sleeve cuff can also cause this motion if it comes in contact with the watch face. Swiping across, usually from one edge to the other, is the command gesture that will cause faces to switch.
If you want to stop this behavior from occurring accidentally, simply remove any faces that you don’t want or use. Alternatively, you can choose a single face so that it will never change. You can always add faces back at a later date or change them.
If you are still experiencing the problem, then there may be a fault requiring you to reset the device. To do this, press both the side button and the crown at the same time. When the logo shows let go of the buttons. buttons.
Why Won’t My Apple Watch Face Change?
Wondering why the Apple Watch face isn’t changing when you want it to? This often happens because only one face is selected. Add more faces to the Watch and then try again. Ensure your Face Gallery has more than just one option. Swipe all the way from one edge to the other to make the change.
If that doesn’t work, press the crown and hold your finger down on the display until the current face minimizes. Next, swipe left/right to find other watch faces.
Have you recently completed a software update and are having issues with the Watch face not changing? Whether this problem occurs on the Watch or the linked iPhone/iPad, it’s advisable to do a restart. After you have reset your Watch, re-pair it to the other device and try again. Make sure both devices have WiFi and Bluetooth turned on so they can link properly.
If your Watch face still will not change after trying the above solutions, try restoring the device from a backup. You can also set it up as a new Watch.
Why Is My Watch Face Upside Down?
Another common Apple Watch face issue is an upside-down face. It’s a common issue with an easy fix! Open the app on your paired iPhone and select Watch Orientation. Choose which wrist you wear your Watch on and where you need the crown to be. Restart the watch to set the orientation.
Sometimes it’s just a software blip, and updating the watchOS will effectively remedy the issue. If your Watch will still not flip the right way after following the above advice, it’s time for a reset. System restore should resolve any issues related to orientation.
There are actually a few good reasons to wear the Apple Watch face upside down:
- It doesn’t trigger Siri as often.
- It’s easier to press the crown button.
- It prevents accidental pushing of the crown when you’re working out.
Why Is My Watch Face Small?
There are plenty of Apple Watch settings you might not be aware of. If your Apple Watch face looks smaller than usual, there is usually a very simple reason. You may have accidentally touched your screen for too long which causes the Watch to enter the face selection mode. To fix this issue try swiping left or right to select a different setting. This should force the Watch face to go back to full size.
You may have even activated a feature used for accessibility on the device, known as Zoom. This causes sizing issues and can make items very large or small (as tiny as a quarter of the screen).
To fix this, enter the settings on your paired phone. Go to General, then to the Accessibility tab. If Zoom is turned on, turn it off. You can follow these steps directly on your Watch.
This feature shouldn’t automatically be triggered unless you set it up this way. So if you’ve bought a device second-hand and notice it has a small watch face, the above advice should rectify it straight away.
Some people ask us if Apple Watch faces are safe. You can read about it here.
Last Updated on October 22, 2022