General Questions

What Apple Watch series are supported?

Clockology Faces is available for the Apple Watch Series 4 and later.

What operating systems/devices are supported?

Minimum operating systems are iOS 13 and WatchOS 6 for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and Apple Watch respectively.

How does the app connect to Apple Health?

Clockology Faces has a tight integration with the Apple Health app. When opening a watch face containing health data for the first time, you will be prompted to grant access to Apple Health permissions. Watch faces can display the following types of data in complications:

  • Heart Rate
  • Daily Step Count
  • Distance Walked or Run
  • Flights Climbed
  • Active Energy Burned
  • Exercise Time
  • Daily Stand Count 

We do not capture or send your data outside of your devices, and query only in small time frames to be able to summarize personalized activity on Clockology Faces complications on your Apple Watch.

Usage Questions

Does Clockology Faces work with the Always On Display?

Yes! To enable the Always On setting on your Apple Watch:

  1. Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch.
  2. Go to Display & Brightness > Always On
  3. Toggle on the Always On setting

Note: These settings are available for the Apple Watch Series 5 and later.

Will my Apple Watch display Clockology Faces complications with my wrist down?

Yes! To enable the complications to show with Always On when your wrist is down:

  1. Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch.
  2. Go to Display & Brightness > Always On > Show Complication Data
  3. Make sure Show Complication Data is toggled on
  4. Make sure Faces is toggled on

Note: These settings are available for the Apple Watch Series 5 and later.

Will Clockology Faces drain my battery?

No, we have run extensive battery tests, and Clockology Faces uses a relatively small footprint. Your battery should not use any more power with Clockology Faces than running the stock Apple Watch complications.

Why are health stats/weather not displaying properly, displaying dashes, or showing -1?

The watchOS operating system updates complications at intervals throughout the day in order to maximize battery power. If you are not seeing the most recent data or your complications are showing placeholders, please be patient. Your Apple Watch will synchronize your complications shortly.

Clockology needs permissions to access your location for weather and your activity for health data.  Please double check Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Clockology Faces and Settings > Health > Clockology and verify Clockology Faces is allowed to read this data. If these settings are not showing under Privacy please delete and reinstall Clockology Faces and you should be prompted to give access again.

Also, please verify you do not have another application blocking the connection. IE: VPN. Try disabling your VPN to test.

How do I duplicate a layer?

Swipe right on any layer to reveal the purple duplicate button. Tap the duplicate button to duplicate that layer.

Can I change the color of my watch face using the Apple Watch colorizer?

Depending on the watch face elements you have used, you may be able to colorize your entire watch face using the Apple Watch complication colorizer. Images will become one solid color, however elements like activity bars and text will change color.

To change the color of your watch face on the Apple Watch:

  1. Press the Digital Crown to navigate to the watch face on your Apple Watch.
  2. Firmly press the watch face to enter customize mode.
  3. Swipe left or right to select a watch face to customize.
  4. Tap Edit.
  5. Swipe to the right to the first screen. This is the style change screen.
    • Some faces only have one or two customization screens. The screens, in order, are Style, Color, and Complications.
  6. Rotate the Digital Crown to change the watch face style.
    • This might be a typeface change, like the Numerical face, or a different time scale, like the Chronograph face. There are different styles for different faces.
  7. Swipe to the left to access the color change screen.
    • Some faces only have one or two customization screens. If you only see a style screen, it means there is not a color change option. If you only see a color screen, it means there is not a style change option.
  8. Press the Digital Crown to exit customize mode.
  9. Tap the screen when finished.
How do I change the black background of the Apple Watch face?

Because of Apple’s limitations on customization, currently you can only customize the background within the border of complications. The remaining black space around the outside of the complications will remain black as per Apple’s guidelines.

To change the background graphic inside of any complication, tap any complication to select it. Tap the + to add a new image layer. Choose any image, and add more layers above your background layer.

Will complications update with Do Not Disturb turned on?

No, unfortunately complications do not update when Do Not Disturb is turned on.

When I disable Complication Tinting, how come my objects only show up white on the Apple Watch?

At this time, white is the only color choice when disabling Complication Tinting (and using the color selector on your Apple Watch to change the face color). Apple limits complication tinting to 1 color and white for everything else. Pro Tip: You can adjust the alpha setting in the layer options to create shades of white on your Apple Watch.

How do I share Apple .watchface files with other people?

The optimal way to share your Apple .watchface files is via your Apple Watch:

  1. On your Apple Watch screen, long press on the watch face you’d like to share
  2. Tap the share icon to send your .watchface file via SMS or Mail
  3. Select a contact to share your watch face with, and tap Send

All of the custom complications and layers will be saved inside of the .watchface files you share using your Apple Watch. Sharing .watchface files via your iPhone’s “Watch” app is not recommended and may cause loading issues upon sharing.


My watch face isn't syncing, how do I fix it?

There are a few ways to fix the sync process:

  1. Reboot both your iPhone and your Apple Watch
  2. Open the Camera Remote app on your Apple Watch. If your Camera app automatically opens on your iPhone, that means that your devices are properly communicating.
  3. Tap the “Update Watch Face” button in the Clockology Faces app on your iPhone to update your watch face with the newest data.
  4. Force quit both of the Clockology Faces apps on your iPhone and Apple Watch.
  5. If all else fails, delete your watch face and recreate a new watch face.
Why doesn't my watch face update during Do Not Disturb or Sleep Mode?

Because of Apple’s settings for battery optimization during Do Not Disturb and Sleep Mode, your watch face complications may not update data. Once your watch returns to normal operation, your watch face complications should reload data within 15 minutes.

How can I force refresh the Apple Watch face complication data?

Open the Clockology Faces app on your Apple Watch, force quit the app, and reopen it again.

The iOS or watchOS app is crashing, what do I do ?

This could be due to many different circumstances. Please reboot your devices and reinstall Clockology Faces.


I placed an order for merch. How long until I get my items?

Because your merch is customized per order, typical shipping times are 1-2 weeks depending on your location in the world.

How much does shipping cost?

We proudly offer free shipping for our merchandise.

Last updated November 9, 2021