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Create and Save Live Wallpapers for Your Apple Watch Face Using Videos

Create and Save Live Wallpapers for Your Apple Watch Face Using Videos

Customizing your Apple Watch face with live wallpapers is a fantastic way to add a personal touch to your device. Whether you want to showcase a memorable moment, a favorite scene, or an inspiring video, turning a video into a live wallpaper can make your Apple Watch truly unique. In this blog, we’ll guide you through the process of creating and saving live wallpapers for your Apple Watch face using the Video Wallpaper app.

Why Customize Your Apple Watch Face?

Customizing your Apple Watch face offers several benefits beyond just aesthetics:

  1. Personal Expression: Your watch face can reflect your personality, interests, and style.
  2. Motivation and Inspiration: Inspirational videos or clips of loved ones can provide a motivational boost throughout the day.
  3. Enhanced Aesthetics: Make your watch stand out with unique and dynamic visuals.

Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Live Wallpapers for Your Apple Watch

Step 1: Download the Video Wallpaper App

To get started, you’ll need to download the live wallpaper app called Video Wallpaper app from the App Store. This app is essential for converting your videos into Live Photos, which can then be used as wallpapers on your Apple Watch Face.

  1. Open the App Store: On your iPhone, open the App Store.
  2. Search for Video Wallpaper: Type "Video Wallpaper" into the search bar.
  3. Download and Install: Download and install the app on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2: Choose Your Video

Select the video you want to use as your live wallpaper. This could be a personal video, a favorite movie scene, or a beautiful landscape.

  1. Open Video Wallpaper App: Launch the Video Wallpaper app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Select Video: Browse your camera roll and select the video you want to use.
  3. Edit the Video: Trim the video to your desired length. 0.5 seconds is optimal for live wallpapers on your Apple Watch Face but you can select up to 1.0 second.

Step 3: Convert the Video to a Live Photo

Next, convert the selected video into a Live Photo.

  1. Create Live Photo: In the Video Wallpaper app, after selecting the section of the video you want to use, save your video as a live photo to your camera roll

Step 4: Set the Live Photo as Your Watch Face

Now that you have your Live Photo, you can set it as your Apple Watch face.

  1. Open Photos App: Open the Photos app on your iPhone and find the Live Photo you created.
  2. Share the Photo: Tap the share button (the square with an arrow pointing up).
  3. Create Watch Face: Select the option to "Create Watch Face."
  4. Add to Your Watch: Tap "Add" to set the Live Photo as your new watch face.
  5. Select in Watch App: Open the Watch app and find the saved live photo under My Faces
  6. Set Watch Face: Tap "set as current Watch Face"

* In order for motion to work on your Apple Watch, be sure to turn off the "Always On" display on your Apple Watch under Settings -> Display and Brightness.

Tips for Creating the Perfect Live Wallpaper

  • High-Resolution Videos: Use high-quality videos for the best visual appeal.
  • Clear Motion: Select a clip where the motion is visible
  • Short Clips: Keep the video short to ensure it plays smoothly and loops seamlessly.
  • Center the Subject: Ensure the main subject of your video is centered for optimal display.
  • Good Lighting and Clarity: Choose videos with good lighting and clear visuals to enhance the look of your watch face.


By following these steps, you can transform your Apple Watch into a personalized accessory that reflects your unique style and preferences. Whether it's a cherished memory or an inspirational scene, live wallpapers can make your Apple Watch truly yours. Customizing your Apple Watch Face with live wallpapers not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also adds a touch of personal significance, making it a constant reminder of what you love and enjoy.

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