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Customize Your Galaxy Watch's Face and Display Settings

Galaxy Watch Active on a man's wrist

To give your watch a personal touch, you can customize its display settings. You can change or customize the watch face's design, adjust the brightness or font, and much more. Your watch will be ready to roll with you anytime, anywhere.

Available screens and settings may vary by provider, phone, or watch.

Customize Watch Face Settings

Regular watch faces are great, but nothing beats being able to customize the watch face any time you want.

On your watch, navigate to and select Settings, and then touch Watch faces. The following settings are available:

Watch faces settings on the Galaxy Watch Active
  • Watch faces: Change the watch faces on your Home screen.

  • Watch always on: Enable or disable display constantly on.

    To help save the watch's battery, the Watch always on feature only works while you are wearing the watch.

  • Watch face order: Customize the order of the watch faces.

  • Hourly chime: Hear a sound and feel a vibration at the start of each hour.

    This feature is not available on all watches.

  • Notification indicator: Turn notifications on or off.

  • Status indicator: Turn the status indicator on or off.

Customize Watch Display Settings

If your watch’s battery keeps draining quickly, you can adjust its display settings, like brightness, to make it last longer.

Navigate to and select Settings, and then touch Display. The following settings are available:

Display settings on the Galaxy Watch Active
  • Brightness: Adjust the display brightness.

  • Auto low brightness: Adjusts the screen automatically in low light situations.

  • Screen timeout: Set how long the display stays on before turning off.

  • Show last app: Set how long the last app will be displayed.

  • Background style: Customize the pattern of the background.

  • Font: Change the font style and size.

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