Taking a screenshot, whether on your computer or your phone, is an effective way to show someone else what you are seeing on your device. Whether it’s for a troubleshooting effort or simply because you see something interesting that you want to share, it’s a fast way to effectively communicate what is visible on the device.
The Apple Watch can take screenshots, too, although you need to enable a specific device setting before that is possible. Our guide below will show you where to find this setting in the Watch app on your iPhone so that you can create watch face screenshots that can be share din the same manner as screenshots that you take on your phone.
How to Take Pictures of Your Apple Watch Screen
The steps in this article are performed in the Watch app on an iPhone 7 Plus using the iOS 10.3.3. operating system. The watch being adjusted is an Apple Watch 2 running WatchOS 3.2.3.
Step 1: Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Touch the My Watch tab at the bottom-left of the screen.
Step 3: Scroll down and choose the General menu option.
Step 4: Scroll down and tap the button to the right of Enable Screenshots.
Now that screenshots are enabled, you can start taking them by pressing the crown and the button on the side of the watch at the same time. The captured screenshot is then saved to the Photos app on your iPhone.
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