How to change Watch faces on Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 [Download/Change/Customize]

Watch face is an important feature. Here's how to download, change, and customize watch faces on Samsung Galaxy Watch 5.

Galaxy Watch 5 is currently one of the best wearOS watches available to users. There are two watches in the series, Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. The new Galaxy Watch 5 series comes with many features including some common features like a bunch of watch faces. Here I will share how to change watch face on Samsung Galaxy Watch 5.

Watch face is a feature that is available in almost all smartwatches. It is included to give users more options to set their main watch screen as per their preferences. It allows users to choose screens with different types of data. And in Galaxy Watch 5, the number of watchfaces is bigger than any other smartwatch, it is because of the wearOS. If you own Galaxy Watch 5 this guide is for you.

How to Download Watch faces on Galaxy Watch 5

The Galaxy Watch 5 comes with many watch faces installed by default. And you can also get more watchfaces as well by downloading from third party apps available on the play store. You can even get Bitmoji watchface on your Galaxy Watch 5. So first let’s see how to get more watch faces.

Using Galaxy Watch 5:

  1. Make sure you have paired your Galaxy Watch 5 to your phone.
  2. Now connect your Galaxy Watch 5 to the Internet using Bluetooth, WiFi, or LTE.
  3. Swipe up from the main watch face and open Play Store.
    How to Download Watch faces on Galaxy Watch 5
  4. Scroll down and you will find the watch face section.
    How to Download Watch faces on Galaxy Watch 5
  5. Tap the option and you will find many watch faces.
  6. Choose your favorite watchface and install it.
    How to Download Watch faces on Galaxy Watch 5

Using the Paired phone:

  1. Open the Play Store on your phone to which your Galaxy watch 5 is paired.
  2. Now search for watch faces.
  3. Tap the top bar that says This Device and change it to Galaxy Watch 5.
    How to Download Watch faces on Galaxy Watch 5
  4. Now the search result will show watch faces available for your Watch.
  5. Choose any watchface and open it.
  6. Now tap the down arrow next to the Install button and choose your watch.
    How to Download Watch faces on Galaxy Watch 5
  7. Then tap Install and wait for the process.
  8. You can check the downloaded watchface in the Galaxy Wearable app.
    How to Download Watch faces on Galaxy Watch 5

You can also download third party apps that offer watch face collections to increase watchface options. One of the popular watchface apps is Facer.

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How to Change Watchface on Galaxy Watch 5

There are more than one ways to change watch faces on Samsung Galaxy Watch 5. And here I am going to share two methods.

Change Watch faces on Galaxy Watch5 without Phone

Now that you know how to get more watch faces on Galaxy Watch5, let’s see how to change Watch faces on the Galaxy Watch. For this method, you don’t need your Phone.

  1. Touch and hold the default Watchface on your Galaxy Watch 5.
    How to Change Watch faces on Galaxy Watch 5
  2. It will lead you to watch face customization page.
  3. Swipe to the left to browse through available watch faces.
  4. When you find the watchface you want to apply, tap on the Watchface.
    How to Change Watch faces on Galaxy Watch 5
  5. You can also find more watchfaces by tapping on the Add watch face option which you can find at the last.
    How to Change Watch faces on Galaxy Watch 5
  6. Once you tap the watchface, the watch face will be changed on your Galaxy Watch 5.
    How to Change Watch faces on Galaxy Watch 5

This is a simple way to change or apply Watchfaces on Galaxy Watch 5. Now let’s move to the second method.

Change Watch Faces on Galaxy Watch 5 using Phone

You can also change watchface of your Galaxy Watch using its companion app called Galaxy Wearable. Since phone screens are bigger, it’s much more convenient to operate from the phone. Here’s how to use the Galaxy Wearable app to change watch faces.

  1. Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone.
  2. On the app’s main page tap Watch faces.
    How to Change Watch faces on Galaxy Watch 5
  3. Here you can manage available watch faces. Not all the watch faces are downloaded by default so first, you need to download them.
  4. Now all you need to do is tap on the Watch face you want to apply.
  5. And the changes will reflect on your Galaxy Watch right away.

This is how to apply or change watch faces on Samsung Galaxy Watch 5. Now let’s check how to customize watch faces.

How to Customize Watch Faces on Galaxy Watch 5

Most of the watch faces come with various information boards that can be customized. For example, you can choose various health features like steps, heart rate, stress level, and other information like weather, battery level, date, temperature, and more. You can also change the font and color of various elements in the watch face. So if you like to keep your watch face with an informative dashboard then this is how you can modify your Watch face.

Customize watch face from Watch:

  1. Touch and hold the watch face.
  2. Now you will find Customize button, tap the button.
    How to Customize Watch faces on Galaxy Watch 5
  3. You will now see various elements that can be customized.
    How to Customize Watch faces on Galaxy Watch 5
  4. You can swipe horizontally to switch between different elements. And swipe vertically to change the value of elements.

Customizing watch faces is easier on the phone. It is because Watch has a smaller screen and so navigating between elements is not easy.

Customize Watch Face from Phone:

  1. Open the Galaxy Wearable app and make sure your Watch is connected to your phone.
  2. Now go to the Watch faces page.
  3. The first watch face is the one set on your Watch.
  4. Tap on the Customize button.
    How to Customize Watch faces on Galaxy Watch 5
  5. Here you can choose pre-made skins, fonts, clock type, color, and various complications.
    How to Customize Watch faces on Galaxy Watch 5
  6. After changing elements as per your liking, tap the Save button.
    How to Customize Watch faces on Galaxy Watch 5
  7. The changes will reflect on your Watch right away.

So this is the complete guide on how to change watch face on Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. I hope you found the guide useful. In case you have any queries regarding Galaxy Watch 5, let us know in the comment section.

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By Ashutosh Singh

Ashutosh started his technical writing journey when he was a university student. He is now a full time tech blog writer specializing in smartwatch based tech news and how-to guides. He spends his free time exploring games and useful gadgets.

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