How to Turn Off Grayscale on the Apple Watch

Is everything on your watch in grayscale all of a sudden? Or did you see someone else’s watch that was in grayscale, and you thought it looked interesting and wanted to try it out? Like the iPhone, the Apple Watch has a number of accessibility settings that can change the overall appearance of the device.

One of the options for the Apple Watch’s appearance allows you to put the watch into “Grayscale” mode, where everything on the watch will be shown in assorted shades of gray, rather than the default color scheme that it typically employs. Our guide below will show you where to find the setting so that you can adjust the grayscale setting for your Apple Watch.


How to Change the Grayscale Setting on an Apple Watch

The steps in this article were performed in the Watch app on an iPhone 7, running iOS 10.3.3. The Watch is an Apple Watch 2 using WatchOS 3.2.3. Following these steps will show you where to find the grayscale setting for the watch so that you can toggle it on or off to suit your needs.

Step 1: Open the Watch app on your iPhone.

open the watch app



Step 2: Select the My Watch tab at the bottom of the screen.

select the my watch tab

Step 3: Choose the General option.

open general settings



Step 4: Touch the Accessibility button.

open accessibility menu



Step 5: Tap the button to the right of Grayscale to turn it on or off. The change should be noticeable immediately on the watch.

how to change the grayscale setting on the apple watch



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