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.
Taking Screenshots With the Apple Watch
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.
Step 2: Tap the My Watch tab at the bottom-left corner of the screen.
Step 3: Scroll down and select the General option.
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.
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.
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