How to Set a Picture as the Background on a Galaxy Watch 3 and 4

By | July 24, 2022


How to Set a Picture as the Background on a Galaxy Watch 4
If you have a favorite photo, you most likely have already added it as your desktop background and wallpaper on your smartphone. So why not add it to your Galaxy Watch’s background too.

If you are wanting to add a picture from your photo gallery to your Galaxy Watch, you can do so by following the simple steps below.

You will want to have a real photo already installed on your Galaxy Watch 3 or 4 if you don’t already have one installed and saved in your watch face gallery. We are going to be using the cat face as an example in this tutorial but as long as it is a real image you will be able to follow along with each step shown below.

How to Set a Picture as the Background on a Galaxy Watch 3 and 4

  1. Swipe Down on Your Galaxy Watch Face
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  3. Swipe Right to Left
  4. Tap on the Cat or Any Watch Face that is a Picture
  5. Long Press on the Watch Face
  6. Tap on Customize
  7. Tap on Allow My Photo to access photos and media on your devices?
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  9. Tap on the Add Picture Icon
  10. Tap on Add Photo
  11. Tap on Add Images
  12. Grab Your Phone
  13. Open your Galaxy Wearable App
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  15. Tap on Watch Settings
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  17. Tap on Manage Content
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  19. Tap on Add Images
  20. Select Picture
  21. Tap on Done
  22. Adding Images to Watch will Appear
  23. Tap on the Picture
  24. Tap OK
  25. Tap OK Again
  26. Tap Ok One More Time
  27. You are Done Adding a Picture as Your Watch Face

How Do I Set a Picture As My Wallpaper On My Samsung Watch 4?

You will need to have pictures on your phone in your Gallery App. You can add photos by opening your Galaxy Wearable App on your smartphone or by selecting and changing your watch face on your Galaxy Watch.

You will want to change the watch face to a real photo by using one provided in the Galaxy Store. Once you have applied the premade photo, you can easily edit and select a personal photo to add as your watch face.

It did take our Galaxy Watch 4 some time before it recognized the real photo change on the watch face before allowing us to add a personal photo as the wallpaper. You can force a restart and see if it recognizes the change enabling you to change out your watch face to a photo faster.

Summary
Changing out your Galaxy Watch face to a personal photo adds a unique touch to your Watch. It’s simple and free, once you have done it once you will be able to change the image as often as your like.

The simplest way is to use the already premade watch faces that use a real photo. This should already have come installed on your watch but if not a quick search in the Galaxy Store will have it installed on your watch in no time.

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