How to Enable Bold Text on the Apple Watch

There are a lot of similarities and compatibility between the Apple Watch and the iPhone but, unfortunately, one big difference that cannot be overcome is the size of the screen. The Apple Watch screen is pretty small and you may find that you have trouble reading it.

One way that you can adjust this is to apply bold text on the watch. This will make a lot of the text bolder and, hopefully, easier to read. So if you struggle to read the text on your watch at times and are looking for ways to make it more comfortable to use, then follow the steps below to enable bold text on the Apple Watch and see if that improves your experience.


How to Get Bold Text on Apple Watch

The steps in this article were performed on an Apple Watch 2, in the WatchOS 3.2.3 version. Note that enabling bold text on your Apple Watch is going to require you to restart the device.

Step 1: Press the crown button on the side of the watch to get to the app menu, then tap the gear icon to open Settings.

open apple watch settings



Step 2: Scroll down and select the Brightness & Text Size option.

open the brightness and text size menu



Step 3: Tap the button to the right of Bold Text to turn it on.

how to enable bold text on apple watch



Step 4: Touch the Continue button to confirm that you wish to restart the device for this change to take effect.

turn on bold text for apple watch



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