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How to Find Free Watch Faces for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

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The SAMSUNG Galaxy Watch 4

The SAMSUNG Galaxy Watch 4

Get Free Watch Faces for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 has several installed watch faces, but if you have a specific purpose in mind, such as health and fitness, you may find the options very limited. You can click Get more watch faces in the Samsung Wearable app to find more options, which will take you to the Google Play Store. But it doesn't have as many choices as I would like and many aren't completely free. You may have to pay extra to enjoy Premium features.

Get more watches faces on my old Samsung Galaxy Active watch took me to the Samsung Store, which had an almost overwhelming number of watch faces—both free and paid. And it was very easy to use.

Luckily, there is a way to get a wide variety of watch face options, including free, for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. It requires the installation of a free app called Facer. This is the process of installing Facer on your watch and phone. Both are required.

Step 1

  • On your watch, swipe up from the bottom to open your installed apps and choose the Google Play Store.
This is the icon for the Google Play Store

This is the icon for the Google Play Store

Step 2

  • Scroll down until you find Essential watch apps.
  • Click on it and search for an app called Facer. If you can't find it, look for other watch-related options until you find it.
  • Click on Facer to run the installer, then click Open. This should open the Facer app on your watch. And it should also automatically open the Google Play Store listing for the Facer app on your phone.
You should be able to find the Facer app under the Essential watch apps or a similar option on your Samsung Galaxy 4 watch

You should be able to find the Facer app under the Essential watch apps or a similar option on your Samsung Galaxy 4 watch

Step 3

  • Now that Facer is open on your watch, scroll down to My Faces.
Choose My Faces to set up the Facer app on your Samsung Galaxy 4 watch

Choose My Faces to set up the Facer app on your Samsung Galaxy 4 watch

Step 4

  • Select the Facer Starter Face, which should be the first option. It has the Facer logo on it.
  • Click to install.
  • Once it is installed, scroll through your installed watch faces and set it as your watch face.
The Starter Face will have the Facer logo on it

The Starter Face will have the Facer logo on it

Step 5

  • In your phone, the Google Play Store should already be open with the listing for the Facer app. If not, open the Google Play Store app and search for Facer.
  • Install the Facer app.
  • Next, open the Facer app on your phone. It should automatically detect your watch.
  • Click Next.
  • You will be asked to choose three watch faces for recommendation purposes. Choose any three that you like.

Free Watch Faces

Use your phone to search for watch faces on the Facer app.

  • Scroll to the bottom of the app, then select Top Charts.
  • Choose either Top Premium or Top Free at the app's top. Top Free lists the top 50 free watch faces.
Click Top Charts at the bottom of the Facer app, then Top Free at the top to see a list of popular free watch faces for your Samsung Galaxy 4 watch

Click Top Charts at the bottom of the Facer app, then Top Free at the top to see a list of popular free watch faces for your Samsung Galaxy 4 watch

Search for Watch Faces

You can also search for watch faces. For example, if you want a watch face focused on fitness with data such as steps, heart rate, and calories burned, you can use a search term like active or fitness.

The results will include both paid and free options. There isn't any way to filter for free watches only. Paid watches have a price while free watches don't, so it's easy to tell them apart.

Using the search term 'active' brings up a list of free and paid watch faces for the Samsung Galaxy 4 watch

Using the search term 'active' brings up a list of free and paid watch faces for the Samsung Galaxy 4 watch

Installing a Watch Face

  1. When you find a watch face you like, click on it and click the blue Free icon.
  2. The new face will install on your watch when you click this icon. If you want to save a watch face to Favorites, click the Heart icon.
  3. You will have to create an account to keep a list of favorites. I recommend setting up an account because it is the only way to save watch faces I like. I could install several faces on my previous watch and then choose them when I wanted a change. That isn't an option with watch faces from Facer. You can only have one at a time installed on your watch.
Click the Heart icon to add a watch face to Favorites. Click the blue Free icon to install the watch face on your Samsung Galaxy 4 watch

Click the Heart icon to add a watch face to Favorites. Click the blue Free icon to install the watch face on your Samsung Galaxy 4 watch

Troubleshooting

If data like steps, heart rate, and calories burned remain at zero on your new Facer watch face, restart your watch. When I first installed Facer, my steps and calories were listed as 0. When I restarted the watch, everything worked fine. I only had to do this once after installing the app, not each time I apply a new watch face.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 LT Wright