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How do I take a screenshot on an Apple Watch?

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Timely snap: take a screenie from your Apple Watch

When you want to share something that’s on your Apple Watch, particularly if you’re writing articles for high-quality technology website, the ability to take a screenshot is incredibly useful. But how do you do this? Follow our guide to learn how to take a screenshot on an Apple Watch and then find it afterwards!

Turn on the Apple Watch screenshot option

For some reason, you need to actually turn on the feature first (in preference to it just being switched on by default). You can do this on your Watch or your iPhone. We’ll tackle each in turn:

Switching on screenshots with your Apple Watch

  1. Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch
  2. Tap General and then Screenshots
  3. Switch on Enable Screenshots
Screenshot options on Apple Watch

Switching on screenshots with your iPhone

  1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone
  2. Click on the My Watch tab and then select General
  3. Scroll down, then turn on Enable Screenshots
Screenshot options for Apple Watch on iPhone

Taking a screenshot

Now that’s enabled, taking a screenshot is dead easy:

  1. Press the Digital Crown and the side button at the same time
  2. The screen will flash and you’ll hear the traditional shutter noise when the screenshot is taken

Where are Apple Watch screenshots stored?

All your screenshots are sent to the Photos app on your iPhone. Open this and head to the Albums tab and then choose Screenshots.

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About the author

David Artiss

Works for Automattic Inc., the company behind WordPress.com and Tumblr. Tech geek, international speaker and occasional PC Pro podcaster. Lover of Lego and video games.

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