Different people have different relationships with time. Some people are naturally punctual or early, while others struggle to make their appointments every day. But figuring out how to stick to a schedule is different for everyone, and you may have found that an effective method for you involves setting your clocks ahead by a few minutes.
Fortunately you have the ability to offset time on your Apple Watch, so you can set the device 5 minutes (almost any number of minutes) ahead if that is something that you like to do. Our tutorial below will show you where to find and how to use this feature.
How to Make Your Apple Watch 5 Minutes Fast
The steps in this guide were performed on an Apple Watch 2, using the 3.2 version of the WatchOS operating system. This is only going to change the displayed time on your watch to be five minutes ahead. Any alerts and notifications will still arrive at the correct time, and the time on your iPhone will still display correctly.
Step 1: Press the crown button on the side of the watch to get to the app screen, then tap the Settings app icon.
Step 2: Select the Time option at the top of the menu.
Step 3: Tap the +0 min button at the center of the screen.
Step 4: Rotate the crown on the side of the watch until the correct amount of time is displayed at the center of the watch face. You can then press the green Set button at the bottom of the screen.
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Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
He specializes in writing content about iPhones, Android devices, Microsoft Office, and many other popular applications and devices.