iOS 11: How to Turn Photos into Custom Apple Watch Faces

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iOS 11 makes it easy to turn your own photos into custom faces for your Apple Watch. Read on to learn how.

You’ll need at least one photo, and you can use up to ten for your custom watch face. Head on over to the Photos app on your iPhone to get started. Now do this:

  • Select a photo you want to use as your custom watch face. You can pick up to 10.
  • Tap the Share icon in the bottom left corner of the screen
  • Choose Create Watch Face from the Share locations
Choosing a photo for a custom watch face in iOS 11

Tap the Share icon (left) then the watch face icon (right) to turn your photo into a custom watch face

  • If you chose a single photo now you can set it as a Photos or Kaleidoscope watch face
Custom watch face settings in iOS 11

Fine tune your custom watch face settings

  • Next, you can set where the time shows and if any complications are visible
  • Tap Add
Choose custom watch face in iOS 11 Watch app

Now head over to the Watch app to select your custom watch face

Now head over to the Watch app and select your new custom watch face. If you included multiple photos in your custom face they’ll change when you lift your watch.

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That is pretty cool Jeff! I just created one and it was a smooth process.