How to Set Up Live Photo Wallpaper on Your Apple Watch

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Apple Watch and its Live Photo Wallpaper feature are two of the most innovative and exciting features that Apple has to offer. With this combination, you can customize your watch with beautiful photos that move with you, creating a unique look for your wrist.

The Live Photo Wallpaper feature allws you to select any photo from your Camera Roll or iCloud Photo Library and set it as your watch face. The image will animate whenever you raise your wrist or tap the display, creating a powerful visual effect. You can also choose from dozens of pre-made wallpapers included in the Apple Watch app on iPhone.

To get started customizing your Apple Watch with a Live Photo wallpaper, open the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad and locate the photo that you want to use. Tap the Share button in the bottom rigt corner and select “Create Watch Face” from the pop-up menu. Now select either “Live Photo” or “Kaleidoscope” (which creates an animation effect) and then tap “Set as Watch Face” in the top right corner.

Once you have chosen your live photo wallpaper, it will appear on your Apple Watch when you raise it up to check time or notifications. You can also double-tap the display to cycle through all of your photos that are set as watch faces – perfect for changing up your look throughot the day!

Live Photos are one of many great features available on Apple Watches, so if you haven’t already taken advantage of this amazing technology, now is definitely a great time to do so!

Setting Live Photos as Wallpaper on Apple Watch

Yes, you can set a Live Photo as wallpaper on your Apple Watch. To do so, fist open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, then select the My Watch tab. Under My Faces, select the Photos category and then choose from the Live Photos that appear. Once you’ve chosen a Live Photo, tap it to set it as your Watch Face wallpaper.

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Setting a Live Photo as an Apple Watch Face

To set a Live Photo as your Apple Watch face, you can use the Photos app on your Apple Watch. First, open the Photos app on your watch, and select the Live Photo that you would like to use. Then, tap the Share button (the box with an arrow pointing up) located at the bottom of the screen. You will then see a prompt to “Create Watch Face.” Tap this option, and you will be given seveal options for creating a watch face from your Live Photo. If you’d like to create a Kaleidoscope watch face based on your photo, simply select that option. Otherwise, choose “Photos” to set the photo as an animated watch face. Finally, tap “Set as Current Watch Face” at the bottom of the screen to save your selection!

Inability to Use Live Photos on Apple Watch

Live photos won’t work on Apple Watch because it doesn’t have the hardware components necessary to capture, store and share live photos. This includes the camera hardware and the necessary software to support the functionality. Additionally, due to its small size, the watch doesn’t have enough space to store a live photo in its memory.

How to Get a Moving Background on Apple Watch

To get a moving background on your Apple Watch, you first need to find a GIF that you want to use. You can do this by usng an app like GIPHY and searching for GIFs related to your interests or topic. Once you’ve found the one you want, download it and then use an online platform to convert the GIF into a Live Photo. Finally, open the Watch app on your iPhone and go to the My Watch tab. Tap the ‘Edit’ button at the top of the screen, then tap ‘Complications’. Scroll down until you see ‘Photos’ and tap it. Choose ‘Live Photos’ and select the Live Photo you just converted from the GIF. After saving your selection, press firmly on your watch face and choose ‘Photos’ as your background. Your Live Photo should now be set as your watch face background!

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Creating a Custom Apple Watch Wallpaper

Yes, you can have a custom wallpaper on your Apple Watch. To do this, open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and then select ‘Face Gallery’. You can then browse the avalable watch faces, or create a custom one using your own photos as the background. To add a custom wallpaper, tap the ‘+’ button in the top right corner and choose ‘Create New’. You can then select an image from your photo library to use as the background for your new watch face. Once you have created and saved your custom face, it will appear in the Face Gallery section of the Apple Watch app.

Can You Use a Picture as an Apple Watch Lock Screen?

Yes, you can put a picture on your Apple Watch as a lock screen picture. To do this, open the Watch app on your iPhone and tap on the “Face Gallery” tab at the bottom. Scroll down and select the “Photos” watch face. Tap on “Add” to add the watch face to your Apple Watch. Once it has been added, you will be able to choose any image from your photo library as a background for the watch face. You can also customize other settings such as text color and size, grid style, and complications. Once you have finished customizing your watch face, press “Done” to save it and then set it as your lock screen picture. Your image will now appar whenever you wake up or raise your wrist to view the time.


In conclusion, the Apple Watch is a great piece of technology that provides users with a wide range of features and functions. From tracking fitness and health goals to sending notifications, playing music, or using the Digital Crown to select watch faces and apps, the Apple Watch is an incredibly versatile device. It can also be used to create fun Live Photo watch faces from photos taen on your iPhone. Whether you are looking for a way to stay connected while on the go or just want a stylish accessory that can keep you informed throughout the day, the Apple Watch is definitely worth considering.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.