Screen shots can be very useful – for example, if you want to post a photo with the number of kilometers you have walked today or if you are a writer for The Verge trying to illustrate how -for article. Those kind of things.
Taking a screenshot of an Apple Watch is not that difficult, although viewing the screenshot directly on the watch takes a few first steps.
Set up your watch to take screenshots
Before you can take a screenshot with your watch, you must enable the Watch app function on your iPhone.
- Open the Watch app on your iPhone
- On the main screen and tap "General"
- Scroll down to the "Enable screenshots" category and enable it on
Now you can take screenshots on your Apple Watch by pressing the Digital Crown and the side button simultaneously. (You probably need two fingers, so this can be a somewhat tricky process.) The screen flashes white and, assuming your watch is not muted, you will hear a "photo-click" sound.
To view screenshots you've taken:
- Go to your iPhone's photo app
- Scroll down to the "Media Types" section and tap "Screenshots" to find your screenshots, including the ones you've taken with the Watch
Synchronizing your album
You can also view your screenshots on your Watch, but this takes a little preparation. In particular, you must synchronize your watch with one of the albums in the Photos & # 39; s app of your iPhone. For example, if you want to see your most recent photos & # 39; s on your watch, including your screen shots, set your album & # 39; Recently Added & # 39; to synchronize:
- On your iPhone, open your Watch app
- on the main screen, scroll down to the Photos &  app Tap "Synced Album"
- Select the album " Recently added "
You don't have to sync your watch with that album of course. For example, you can choose to sync it with your album & # 39; Favorites & # 39; and then turn your screenshot into a favorite photo (long-press it in the iPhone's Photos & # 39; s app and select & # 39; Favorites & # 39; from the pop-up menu).
You can also create an album for all the photos & # 39; s that you want on your watch by creating a new album (for example, & # 39; Watch & # 39;), synchronize that album with your watch, and Use the Photos & # 39; s app on your iPhone to move your screenshots (and other photos you like) to that album.
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