Set iPhone portrait photo as Apple Watch Wallpaper

October 25, 2021

Changing the Apple Watch face is the easiest way to customize your screen experience in watchOS. You can either add a GIF animation or an image but using portrait photos creates a more personalized experience as it helps in isolating the subject and putting it into the spotlight. So, if you want to set any of your best iPhone Portrait photo as an Apple Watch Wallpaper, here’s a way out!

How to set iPhone portrait photo as Apple Watch Wallpaper?

Images quite happily remind us about our best moments, favorite memories, and lovely selfies. You can sprawl these memories across your smartwatch’s home screen by setting an iPhone Portrait photo as an Apple Watch Wallpaper.

  1. On your iPhone, launch the Watch app.
  2. Switch to the Face Gallery tab.
  3. Choose Portraits Watch Faces.
  4. Tap Choose Photos heading.
  5. Select a Portrait photo.
  6. Hit the Add button.
  7. Tap the Add button again.
  8. See your Portrait photo set as Apple Watch Wallpaper.

The portrait photo will be cropped to focus on the person in it, fit the display and integrate the time.

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How do you make a Portrait watch face?

Portrait Watch Face watchOS 8 feature allows you to showcase Portrait images of your iPhone on your Apple Watch. To enable it, launch the Watch app on your iPhone. Note – your iPhone should be running iOS 15 or later.

Face Gallery Portraits
Face Gallery Portraits

Switch to the Face Gallery tab at the bottom of the screen. When directed to a new screen, locate the Portrait watch face at the top of the page. When found, tap to open it.

Choose Photos
Choose Photos

Scroll down a bit to find Choose photos link.

Select Portrait photo
Select Portrait photo

Hit the link to select a Portrait photo. You can add up to 24 portrait photos. Tap the Add button, visible in the upper-right corner of the app screen.

Watch Face Add
Watch Face Add

Now, hit the Add button below the Portrait heading under the Face Gallery screen.

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Portrait watch face
Portrait watch face

Once done, your iPhone portrait photo will be set as Apple Watch face. If needed, you can rotate the Digital Crown to zoom in on the subject of the photo.

Hope that makes sense!

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