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How to Change Time on Apple Watch Without Your iPhone

When you first pair your Apple Watch with your iPhone, the basic time settings are automatically saved. You can also make additional clock changes directly from the watch. However, there’s no way to change your time without the iPhone.

Fortunately, there are a few tricks that you can do to get the most out of your Apple Watch. Some of the features include the ability to display the weather, show activity on the complications, and display information from other apps. In addition, you can set the time on the watch and your iPhone in the same app. That’s pretty cool, right?

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Depending on your preferences, you can choose from an assortment of digital and analog watch faces. To change the face, tap the watch face and scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Once you’re in the watch face menu, you can swipe to the left or right to cycle through the different faces. If you want to add a complication, simply long-press the desired face to view the edit mode. Alternatively, you can delete a complication by swiping to the left.

Changing the time on your Apple Watch isn’t as simple as you think. The watch can only be adjusted up to 60 minutes ahead of the correct time. Also, changing the time on your watch does not automatically update the time on your iPhone. So, if you’re using the iPhone to sync the time, you’ll need to check it yourself. This is where the Settings app comes in handy.

One of the most important things to remember when you’re setting up your Apple Watch is that it doesn’t work without your iPhone. Consequently, you’ll need to do a little extra legwork if you want to adjust the time on your watch, but it can be done.

One of the easiest ways to do this is to check the time parameters on your iPhone. There’s a small, but clever, button you can press that will show you exactly how the time is set. Other options include turning on Screen Time or turning off Auto-Launch Audio Apps.

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For a more thorough comparison, it’s best to check the time on both your Apple Watch and your iPhone. If you’re lucky, you’ll notice the time on your Apple Watch will be slightly different than on your iPhone. While this may be frustrating, it’s actually not that difficult to fix.

Another option for manually adjusting the time on your Apple Watch is to launch the Settings app. The Settings app is a sub-app that appears when you touch the home screen. From here, you can use the gear symbol to navigate to Clock. At the top of the page, there is a plus sign with a number in it. Tap the plus sign and you’ll see how many minutes you’ve added to the time on your watch. Afterwards, you can choose to save the change or exit out of the settings app.