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Changing the Astronomical Display on the Apple Watch, Here’s How to Use it


The Apple Watch feature called Astronomy may not be known to many users. This feature can be considered hidden.

An Apple Watch feature called Astronomy allows users to learn about planets and the solar system. The telephone will tell you how to use it.

The Astronomy feature debuted on the first generation of Apple watches. This feature received a refresh via watchOS 9 alongside the release of the Apple Watch Series 8.


All watchOS 9 smart watch faces are interactive in one way or another. However, the appearance of the Astronomy feature is fairly cool.

Appearance default Astronomy on your Apple watch displays the Earth, pinpointing your current location with live cloud coverage.

When you edit the watch face, you get a choice of Moon and Solar System. You have to enable Solar System view to see that feature.

Once the Solar System is saved as a watch face, simply turn the digital dial one way. You will then see the alignment of the eight planets.

The planets orbit with the Sun as the center. You can even scroll through the years in the past or the future.

The goal, none other than, to see how the planets were aligned in previous orbits or how if they will be aligned one day.

How to set up the Astronomy view on Apple Watch

  1. Long press on your watch face
  2. Swipe left until you see the plus (+) icon and tap it
  3. Scroll down to the Astronomy watch face and press plus. Views are listed in alphabetical order so that they point upwards
  4. Swipe to options View in the customization menu and scroll down to select Solar System
  5. Press the digital crown twice to see your new watch face


The feature looks amazing on the Apple Watch Ultra’s big screen, but it works with all smartwatches updated to watchOS 9. [SN/HBS]

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