Brightness and Text Size Apple Watch

If you find your Apple Watch screen to be too bright or too dim, you may want to try adjusting the device’s brightness settings. You can actually change the brightness for the Apple Watch AMOLED screen directly from the Apple Watch or from the Apple Watch companion app on the paired iPhone. There isn’t a huge range of adjustability when it comes to screen brightness, but it’s still worth establishing a screen brightness setting that works for you.

Adjust your Apple Watch brightness

Adjusting the brightness of the Apple Watch screen directly from the Apple Watch:

  • Open Settings → Brightness & Text Size, and tap the lower brightness or higher brightness button. You may also tap the brightness field and use the Digital Crown to change the brightness levels.

As mentioned, you can also adjust the brightness of the Apple Watch screen from the connected iPhone:

Brightness and Text Size Apple Watch App

  • Open Apple Watch App → My Watch → Brightness & Text Size, and use the brightness slider.

By default, the Apple Watch comes with the middle brightness option set. Sadly, no matter where you adjust the setting from, there are only three levels of brightness available.

What do you think about the brightness options available in the Apple Watch settings? Do you think it’s enough, or do you think there should be more brightness levels to choose from?

If you enjoyed this tutorial, take a second and have a look at our Apple Watch guide.

  • Nesly Lacroix

    This blog now only talks about Apple Watch. I’m tired of it. I will come back in a couple of weeks to see if you have other topics.

    • coLin

      I agree

    • Chris

      The fact you spent the time to write a negative comment about a new Apple product that this blog has a personal interest in shows how little you care about the authors interests.

      Start your own blog, speak your mind and you’ll find out how hard it is to get a following.

      • mrgerbik


      • Jim B

        right, he got the followers by talking about jailbreak and stuff in the begging and then came this apple watch bs so of course people still come out here and read this bs about how to adjust brightness, how to put your watch on the right way, blah, blah, blah… baaaa

    • Eikast

      What do you expect them to talk about? The Apple watch is the first new product line from Apple since the iPad. Of course it’s going to get a lot of attention. If you don’t want to read an article then don’t read it.

      • Seve

        Well, I don’t expect them not to talk about the Apple Watch, but seriously, ”how to adjust your brightness”? These things can be found in every user manual. Aren’t there more interesting news/tips about the Apple Watch than these basic howto’s?

  • iamataff

    How about you guys post one thread about the iclock which contains of these useless features ?

  • coLin

    How about some useful tips when you are on the toilet with your Apple Watch… 😐

  • When are you guys going to stop talking about the Apple Watch? Just make huge post with everything on it.

  • Itzkhaoz

    Glad someone said it, I thought it was just me who felt the same way. ENOUGH w/ the Apple watch post already.

  • Mustang5Oh

    All Apple sites are spamming Appld Watch like they do with every release. I wish sites would just make 1 “how to” post and add these type of posts into that so it keeps things in one spot and appears less spammy.

  • kurt

    People who are complaining about the number of posts about the Apple Watch must not be long time readers of iDownloadblog. Every time a new apple product comes out they post several articles about that product. It’s different writers posting their thought and their “how-to’s” of it. Its been the same way for years. The short “how-to” articles are nice because the attention span of the average person to read a long article is pretty small. Keep doing your thing iDownloadblog, you guys are great and I love reading all of y’alls articles. I love seeing each one of y’alls take on things.