Apple Watch adds new AI-powered feature for a picture-perfect watch face

The new tool not only finds the perfect picture for your watch face, but customises it too

Apple Watch showing a personalised watch face
(Image credit: Apple)

Apple Watch users get ready, as there’s a new update that’ll make it even easier to find the perfect photo for your watch face, making it more personal and prettier than it was before. Intrigued? Here’s what we know.

Lots of new features for WatchOS 11 have been announced at WWDC 2024 and one of them is a new AI-powered feature that will now select the perfect photo from your gallery for your new watch face.

Apple said: “Machine learning intelligently identifies, scores and curates the best photos based on facial expressions, aesthetics, and composition. Then, a custom algorithm elegantly frames the image with the time.” Previously, when selecting a new photo for your watch face from your gallery they weren’t re-framed, so this should make things easier. 

Once your picture has been re-framed you’ll then be able to customise your watch face even further. This includes changing the background to a bold colour, or there’s a monotone option if you want to keep things looking sleek and chic. 

This wasn't the only update for WatchOS 11 either, as Apple announced a new Vitals App to better track and explain your health changes, as well as a new feature that rates your workout effort (although this has been present on many other wearables for a long time).

Bryony Firth-Bernard
Staff Writer, Active

Bryony’s T3’s official ‘gym-bunny’ and Active Staff Writer, covering all things fitness. In her spare time, you will find her in her natural habitat - the gym - where her style of training is a hybrid of bodybuilding and powerlifting. Bryony loves writing about accessible workouts, nutrition and testing innovative fitness products that help you reach your fitness goals and take your training to the next level.