With the launch of WatchOS 2, Apple Watch now has the ability to include user-selected wallpapers on select watch faces. Either a photo album will rotate through wallpapers each time the watch lights up or a single photo may be chosen.

Now, customization is more of a possibility and matching device wallpapers can create a nice effect. Thanks to @AR72014, this Wallpaper of the Week post includes optimized Apple Watch wallpapers from previous versions of iOS, including iOS 9. Take a step past the fold to find your favorites, both new and old. 

iOS wallpapers for Apple Watch

The first set includes previous iOS generation wallpapers, specifically tailored for Apple Watch. Below is a list of 51 wallpapers. You can download them individually, or visit AR7’s Deviant Art page to download the Zip file for all of them. Remember, the photos need to be in a dedicated album on your iPhone to sync, so choose your download method appropriately.

Previous iOS Apple Watch Wallpapers: Zip download via Deviant Art

To download any of the following images, just click or tap on the actual photo to download the wallpaper.

iOS Apple Watch Wallpaper 1

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iOS Apple Watch Wallpaper 51

To complete the collection, AR7 also optimized 15 iOS 9 wallpapers for Apple Watch. Downloading is the same as above, either choose the Zip file and get them all at once, or individually click or tap the image to download one at a time.

iOS 9 Wallpapers for Apple Watch: Zip download hosted by iDB

iOS 9 Apple Watch Wallpaper 1

iOS 9 Apple Watch Wallpaper 2

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Submissions

The Wallpapers of the Week section is a combination of user-submitted images and those that we find scattered across the Internet. There is no particular theme or genre, but the image must be top quality and formatted for the most recent iOS devices. If you would like to connect via Twitter about your favorites, catch me at @jim_gresham for submissions or other great finds throughout the week.

  • Nice to see people are making wallpapers for the Apple Watch. For me though I find myself switching between the ‘modular’ and ‘utility’ watch faces. For me to use a photo watch face Apple would need to add support for complications.

    • Lucus Bendzsa

      Some people aren’t smart enough to know when enough is enough and would make the watch look like junk. A selfie with information behind it doesn’t work.

      • diggitydang

        I hear ya and you can’t just use modular with a pic behind it. But even if it had the small complications in the corners with an analog (digital-analog!) clock that a picture could still be seen, it would be good. You don’t buy a smart watch to just tell the time though.

  • M_thoroughbred

    I agree with ya.

  • leart

    like usual, some retro stuff from me, wallpapers from my ipod 1 on ios 3.1.3 🙂 ENJOY

    • nyangejr

      You’re awesome

  • Joey

    Great share but the template used for the article image doesn’t really portray reality.

  • derkunde

    I like how these pictures remove the black bezel around the display /s

  • JayDee917

    It would be awesome if the Apple Watch screen went all the way out to the bezels like the headline picture. Too bad there’s a huge black display bezel inside the outter bezel that makes full screen wallpapers look dumb.

    I stick to the black background with the modular design.

  • If only the Apple Watches had a screen as big as those example watches

  • FTC

    Great set. Are there any links for Live Photos for Apple Watch? I stopped by the Apple store and used AirDrop to send the latest to my phone and then to Watch. There were a couple I liked.

  • Prakash Yerra

    amazing clarity , awesome features