How to Change the Orientation on the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch differs is many ways from a traditional watch. But one of the biggest ways that it is different is the number of options that are available for you in regard to customizing the watch face display. The digital factor of the watch gives you several options for choosing your preferred watch face orientation.

But you probably made a choice about the watch’s orientation when you were completing the initial setup, so you will need to change that setting. Our guide below will show you where to find that and choose a new option that will let you change the manner in which the screen is oriented on the watch.


Change Wrist and Crown Side on the Apple Watch

The steps in this article were performed on an Apple Watch 2, in Watch OS 3.2. Changing this setting will likely cause the appearance of your watch face to change, as the Apple Watch will adjust the orientation of the screen to accommodate the changes you just made.

Step 1: Press the crown button on the side of the watch to get to the apps screen, then touch the Settings icon.

open the apple watch settings menu



Step 2: Select the General option.

open the watch general menu



Step 3: Choose the Orientation option.

open the watch orientation menu



Step 4: Tap the watch and crown side that you wish to use for your watch.

how to change apple watch orientation



If you are in the process of changing some of the settings that you initially chose for your Apple watch, then you might also be interested in removing the passcode that you probably set up when you first got the watch. This can make it a little easier to start using the watch whenever you put it on.