How to auto change Apple Watch face with time and your location

How to auto change Apple Watch face with time and your location


Apple Watch has been one of the most successful wearable devices from the company, ever since its launch.


The iPhone maker, as per CounterPoint, held 28% of the entire smartwatch market across the world.


Although millions of us use it everyday and at every part of our lives, some of us might not be knowing exactly everything that the piece of machinery has to offer. And automatically changing the watch face based on your location and time is one of them.


So, today we will tell you exactly how to let your Apple Watch change the watch face depending on the location and time, without you manually doing it all the time.


Step 1: Open the Shortcuts app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap Automation at the bottom.

Step 3: Tap the plus sign at the top and choose Create Personal Automation.

Step 4: Select the ‘Time of Day’ at the top.

Step 5: Select Sunrise, Sunset or a custom Time of Day. You can even set it to repeat Daily, Weekly or Monthly.

Step 6: Tap Next, followed by Add Action.

Step 7: Search for ‘Watch’ option.

Step 8: Select the ‘Set Watch Face’ option.

Step 9: In the Action screen, tap “Face” in blue. Select the Watch Face.

Step 10: When back in the ‘Actions’ page, tap next.


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Step 11: Turn off the ‘Ask Before Running’ toggle.

However, the steps for automating the Watch Face based on your location are slightly different.

Follow the first three steps as mentioned above.

Step 4: Pick Arrive or Leave at the top of the New Automation screen.

Step 5: Tap Choose to pick the location.

Step 6: Tap Next, followed by Add Action.

Rest of the steps remain exactly the same.


And that’s how easily you can use the ‘Shortcuts’ app to change the watch face based on time and location.

About The Author

Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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