While searching for new and interesting wallpapers for my Apple Watch, I came across a Reddit post that featured Apple Watch wallpapers created from a GIF – and I just had to create some of my own. Especially because a) Apple's standard time-lapse wallpapers felt a bit boring and b) Live photos taken with my phone are not as interesting as some of the glitches you can find online.
The process is very simple: you are essentially converting a GIF to a live photo. Only a few steps are required to get the unit up and running properly. But bear it with me. I promise it's worth it.
- Open the Apple Store and download an app that lets you turn GIFs into live photos. You can use a popular app like Giphy, which not only has many GIFs available, but also a built-in option to save the GIFs as live photos. Of course you can also use your favorite GIF app.
- Find a GIF or live photo that you want to use as an Apple Watch wallpaper, and save it in your photo app.
- If you saved the photo, go to your photo library and select your newly saved live photo, then click "Edit" in the top right corner.
- Make the last image of the live photo your key photo.
- Access the Watch app on your iPhone To create a new watch face based on a photo.
- Select the second tab, named Face Gallery, and scroll down until you reach the Photos section. Under "Content," select "Photos." That way you can choose a specific photo instead of an entire album. Select your desired live photo there.
- Last, add the watch dial to your watch and test it.