How to adjust your Apple Watch screen brightness

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 → Display & Brightness, 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 → Display & Brightness, 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.