How to Do Apple Watch Screenshots

Screenshots are a great tool to have at your disposal when you want to show something to someone.

Simply pressing a couple of buttons and having an image file of what you see on your screen is really helpful.

As an Apple Watch owner, you have probably encountered a situation where you wanted to take Apple Watch screenshots.

Whether it was something that looked cool, or you hit an impressive goal or milestone while exercising, it would be nice to be able to capture that moment on that watch so that you could remember it or share it with someone.

Fortunately there is a screenshot tool on the watch which you can activate with the steps outlined below.

How to Enable Screenshots on the Apple Watch

  1. Open the Watch app.
  2. Choose the My Watch tab.
  3. Select General.
  4. Tap the Enable Screenshots button.

Our guide continues below with additional information on how to take Apple Watch screenshots, including pictures of these steps.

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Much like the Windows 10 screenshot tool, the screenshot feature on the iPhone offers a convenient way for you to share information with your contacts.

A single screenshot can capture a short message conversation, or show off something cool that you see on your phone. You can even take a screenshot of your iPhone if the Power button is broken.

Like the iPhone, the Apple Watch has the ability to take screenshots, though the feature is not enabled by default. So if you have awkwardly tried to take a picture of your Watch screen with your iPhone and are looking for a solution that is a little easier, then you can follow our guide below so that you can begin taking and sharing Apple Watch screenshots.

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Taking Screenshots With the Apple Watch (Guide with Pictures)

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.

The Apple Watch for which I am enabling screenshots is an Apple Watch 2, running WatchOS 3.0.

Step 1: Open the Watch app on your iPhone.

open the Watch app

Step 2: Tap the My Watch tab at the bottom-left corner of the screen.

select the My Watch tab

Step 3: Scroll down and select the General option.

open the General menu

Step 4: Scroll down and tap the button to the right of Enable Screenshots.

You will be able to take screenshots on the Apple Watch when there is green shading around the button. Screenshots are enabled in the picture below.

how to enable screenshots on the Apple Watch

Now that you have enabled the ability to take screenshots on the Apple Watch, you can do so by pressing and holding the button on the side of the watch then, simultaneously, pressing the crown button.

The screenshot is saved to the Photos folder on the Apple Watch, which then syncs to your iPhone. The Apple Watch screenshots have a resolution of 312 x 390 pixels.

You can also turn on or turn off the screenshot setting on the Apple Watch itself with these steps:

  1. Press the crown button.
  2. Tap the Settings icon.
  3. Choose General.
  4. Touch Screenshots.
  5. Tap the Enable Screenshots button to turn it on or off.

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