We are most commonly used to take screenshots of our own Smartphones, pills and computers, but when you’ve arrived now it’s because you’re wondering if it’s possible to do it on your smart watch.
Fortunately, taking a screenshot with your Apple Watch is very easy, though it may not be well known where you can find these screenshots that you have taken. In this article we will solve all your doubts.
How do screens work on the Apple Watch?
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to take a screenshot on your first Apple Watch, Apple Watch Series 1, Apple Watch Series 2, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple Watch Series 4, and Apple Watch Series 5:
1. Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and go to the ‘View Me’ tab. Once there, tap ‘General’ and turn on the ‘Activate screens’ option (the button should now be green).
2. Now go to your Apple Watch and press the side button and Digital Crown at the same time. When you do, the screen will go completely white, as if you were shooting in color.
3. Finally, just find the icon of the photo app on your iPhone.
How to enable Apple Watch screenshots
With iOS 10 and watOS 3, Apple has decided to automatically disable the screenshots on the Apple Watch. This can be annoying, as it means you will have to open it manually (but only once until you turn it off again).
As mentioned earlier, you should go to the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. After confirming that you are in the ‘My Watch’ tab, you should tap on ‘General’. On the next screen, simply turn the button next to ‘Enable screen’.
How to take a photo on Apple Watch
When the option is activated, you can now take the icon on your Apple Watch as many times as you want. You just have to make sure you press the side button with the Digital Crown, which is also on the side of the clock.
In our experience, we find it even more important to start by pressing a side button and then, holding it down, then pressing Digital Crown. You will be able to make a screenshot when you hear the sound of the channel again because your screen will shrink.
You will also see a screenshot you made on the screen, which will be automatically saved so you can later do whatever you want with it, or share or edit it. Image size is 272 pixels or 312 pixels wide, depending on the model.
Where to find Apple Watch screenshots
As you can see, taking screenshots on the Apple Watch is very easy, but where do they end up? You’ll see that they’re not in your Apple Watch photo app, but that doesn’t mean they disappear. Instead, you should check out the photos app on your iPhone.
This way, it will be much easier for you to share your Apple Watch screen via email or text message. You can also edit it quickly from your own smartphone or transfer it to a Mac for greater convenience.
How to make screenshots visible in the photo app on your Apple Watch
It is true that the screenshots you take with your Apple Watch may not appear in the Photos app of your watch, but that is the only normal configuration. You can change it by going to the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and selecting the ‘Photos’ section.
There, you can choose to sync one of your albums with the Apple Watch, so that any photo from that album on your iPhone can be retrieved from smartwatch. You can also select an entire photo gallery, or that will take up a lot of space.
Of course, keep in mind that image synchronization will only happen if Bluetooth devices are connected and if your iPhone and Apple Watch are close enough that the connection can be successful.
How to disable screenshots in Apple Watch
While this article is primarily intended for those who want to take screenshots with their Apple Watch, there may be a time when you want to disable this option. You may want to avoid making a fuss about it.
That’s why it will be so easy for you to know that you have to go to the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, followed by the ‘My Watch’ tab and, in the ‘General’ section, activate the switch next to ‘Start screen snapshots’.