With watchOS 7, the Apple Watch gained a host of new features. While marquee features like handwash detection and sleep tracking are well known, there is another feature in watchOS 7 that you may not be aware of. watchOS 7 brings support for Siri Shortcuts and a new way to change watch faces on your Apple Watch. So, if you’re interested, here’s how to change Apple Watch faces using Siri Shortcuts.
Changing Watch Faces Using Siri Shortcuts
Note: I show these steps using an Apple Watch Series 5 and an iPhone XR. However, the method will be the same for Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 3.
- on your iPhone, Open the Shortcuts app. If you don’t have it, you can download Free from the App Store. tap on Plus icon in the upper right corner. Now tap on the three-dot icon in the top right.
- Enter a name for your shortcut and tap ‘.Completed‘.
- Next, tap on ‘Add ActionSearch for ‘ and ‘to watch‘.
- Tap on ‘Set Clock Face‘. Next, tap on the ‘Face’ placeholder text as shown below.
- Choose the watch face you want to set or If you want, select ‘Ask Every Time’. I will choose ‘Astronomy’.
- That’s it, just tap ‘Done’. Your shortcut will now appear in the grid with all your shortcuts.
You can run this shortcut from within the application or if you want, you can add it to the widget screen and run it from there. But watchOS 7 supports the Shortcuts app, so you can run it from your watch and almost magically change the watch face.
- Launch the Shortcuts app on your Apple Watch. Scroll to the end of the list to see your most recent shortcut.
- Tap this to run the shortcut and change the watch face.
- You can also add the Shortcut as a complication to your watch face and simply tap the complication to change the watch face if needed.
Change Watch Faces with One Tap Using Siri Shortcuts
Thanks to the integration of Siri Shortcuts with watchOS, you can now do many things on your Apple watch with just a few taps. You can create shortcuts to start workouts, activate water lock mode and much more. Obviously, you can combine multiple actions into one shortcut and run them all with one tap. This definitely opens up many new possibilities with the Apple Watch. So, what are you most excited to do with Siri Shortcuts on Apple Watch? Let us know in the comments.