As Europe has qualified for the quarter-finals of Euro 2020 and the Olympics are fast approaching, It’s time to decorate our Apple Watch for the occasion. Apple also took advantage of these sporting events to launch international Apple Watch bands to adorn our watches.
But no need to buy one of these straps must have matching spheres because any user can create whatever they want. Let’s see how they’re made.
How to create a sphere with the flag of Europe and other countries
Creating a sphere with a flag is a possibility that has existed for a long time. With the latest versions of iOS and watchOS, we can easily customize a sphere with a multitude of aspects. To do this, we will have to resort to the Stripes sphere and start working with it.
To create the flag of Europe, we can do it from the Apple Watch itself or from the iPhone Watch app. Whatever we use, the result and the possibilities of modification are the same. On the Apple Watch, we’ll create a new sphere by holding down the current sphere, pressing the “+” symbol, and searching for Stripes. On the iPhone, just go to Watch> Sphere Gallery> Stripes. To modify it, we will follow these steps:
- Choose the style full screen or circular. The first will occupy the whole screen with the scratches, but it does not allow to place complications, while the second does.
- The flag of Europe consists of two red stripes and one yellow, this one being twice as thick as a red one. In the next step, you can choose up to 9 stripes and the ideal would be to choose 8 (4 red and 4 yellow). But if you want to place it obliquely, it will be better with 7 bands (4 red and 3 yellow).
- So we can choose the color of each strip of a carousel of colors. There are different reds and yellows, so we just recommend “red” and “yellow”.
- In the last step the orientation of the stripes is chosen, can choose vertical, horizontal and several intermediate degrees.
These types of spheres are only available for Apple Watch size 40 and 44mm screen
And There you go. If you have chosen the round style, you can modify the complications in the last step, to give more utility to a sphere that would otherwise be very flat
Some flag spheres already created
If you’d rather skip these steps and use the flags without much hassle, luckily ready-made spheres can be shared. Any user can share them from watchOS 7 and we can also use sites like Buddywatch to download one.
Thus, on this site we will find flags like Hungary, another inspired by Portugal, a round from Belgium and another from the Netherlands. Other sites like WatchFacely They have others from which we can choose, such as Italy with a wide black stripe, Germany between two white stripes, Ireland vertically or Austria.
As we can see, the ideal is that the flag that we want to create is composed of horizontal or vertical bands. Those that house other elements such as shields, geometric figures or other elements are more difficult to reproduce. But we can still take some ideas and to play with thicker stripes, asymmetries like the US and more.
Of course, if we choose to buy an international bracelet from Apple, we can now download the corresponding sphere that comes in its box to match it.