Live Watch Faces (Animated) not playing

Modified on Fri, 22 Dec, 2023 at 7:38 AM

Live Watch Faces (Animated) won’t play with Always On Display on. You must switch it off first. WatchOS has this restriction for animations.

To switch off Always On Display on your Apple Watch, you can follow these steps:

1. Press the digital crown and tap on Settings

2. Scroll to Display & Brightness and tap on it

3. Tap on Always On and toggle it off

Always On Display is available only on Apple Watch Series 5, Series 6, Series 7, Series 8, Ultra and Ultra 2.

Live Watch Faces (Animated) still not playing?

1. Update the watchOS to the latest version

2. Restart both the Apple Watch and the iPhone

Turning off devices helps refresh the RAM. No data will be lost after turning on

Note: The live animation works when you lift your wrist and takes up to 3 seconds due to Apple Watch technical limitations.

Was this article helpful?

That’s Great!

Thank you for your feedback

Sorry! We couldn't be helpful

Thank you for your feedback

Let us know how can we improve this article!

Select at least one of the reasons
CAPTCHA verification is required.

Feedback sent

We appreciate your effort and will try to fix the article