3rd Party Watch Faces

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Kojo.Bee, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. Kojo.Bee macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2015
    Does anybody know if there are plans to allow 3rd part developers to make watch faces for the Apple Watch?
  2. Quu macrumors 68030


    Apr 2, 2007
    There are no plans announced. But I would expect it to come eventually. Maybe with Watch OS 3 or sooner. If they leave it longer than 1 year without having custom faces I think they'll have a full scale revolt on their hands.
  3. iBighouse macrumors 6502a


    Mar 11, 2012
    I do wonder why Apple wouldn't allow this. I can see where they might be worried that some watch faces might not promote their image very well, but, at the same time giving people really custom watchfaces suited perfectly for their own personalities would be the best way to acheive a "personal" device.
  4. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2009
    San Jose, CA
    Initially I thought they might allow this eventually, but then I considered why I use to jailbreak my iphone. It was because I wanted to change the font, the layout of my icons etc. Something which apple would not allow. So I am now of the mind that while there might be the ability to do this, I think the limitations would be strictly controlled by apple.
  5. djransom macrumors 68040


    May 14, 2008
    This is supposed to be allowed in Watch OS2 I believe.
  6. Lennyvalentin macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2011
    It wasn't mentioned in the WatchOS 2 keynote so I don't know from where you got your information, but regardless, it'll undoubtedly happen eventually. iPhone didn't support apps immediately, and iOS apps didn't support widgets for an even longer period of time either.

    When Apple Watch has stabilized and matured a bit, market- and feature-wise, and when demand for more watchfaces becomes one of the most desired new features, it'll happen. Might mean a couple years of waiting for us all though...
  7. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
    That's only photo watch faces. I think the OP is referring to building your own like on Pebble.

    And to answer the OP's question, unknown. Earliest probably the next version of watchOS.

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