How to Take Screenshot in watchOS 3 on Apple Watch [Video]

In order to take a screenshot on your Apple Watch, you need to first enable the screenshot in the Watch app settings on your iPhone. Here is how to enable and take the screenshot in watchIOS 3 on Apple Watch.

watchOS 3 is touted to be a major update thanks to a number of defining features such as all-new UI, excellent Dock and more. Both in terms of functionality and quality features, the latest watchOS version is far better than its predecessor.

With watchOS 3, you need to enable the screenshot as it’s turned off by default. Another interesting thing about watchOS 3 is that it uses the screenshot shortcut to pause and resume workouts. As a result, if you are doing your workouts and enable the screenshot on your device, screenshot will be captured whenever you pause or resume the workout. (To take screenshot on iPhone 7/7 Plus, check out this post.)

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How to Take Screenshot in watchOS 3 on Apple Watch

How to Enable Screenshot in watchOS 3

In order to take a screenshot on your smartwatch, you need to enable it in the setting.

Step #1. Launch Watch app on your iPhone.

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Step #2. Make sure My Watch tab is selected at the bottom. Now, tap on General.

Tap on My Watch Then General on iPhone

Step #3. Scroll down and toggle on the switch next to Enable Screenshot.

Enable Screenshot in Apple Watch App on iPhone

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How to Take Screenshot in watchOS 3 on Apple Watch

There are two ways you can take a screenshot on your Apple Watch.

The easier way—

Simultaneously press and release the Dock button and Digital Crown of your Apple Watch.

Take Screenshot on Apple Watch

Bit tricky—

Step #1. Press and hold on the Digital Crown. (Make sure not to activate Siri. I know it’s a bit tricky and you have got to do it smartly.)

Press Digital Crown on Apple Watch

Step #2. Now, click the side button.

Press Dock Button on Apple Watch

How to Access the Screenshots Taken on Apple Watch

All your screenshots are automatically saved in the Photos app on your Photos album or Camera Roll in case you have not enabled iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone.

Step #1. Launch Photos app on your iPhone.

Step #2. Tap on Albums and then tap on “Screenshots” album.

Tap on Screenshots Ablum on iPhoneNow, you can view the images, edit or share them with your friends.

Acess Apple Watch Screenshot on iPhone


That’s it!

Do you like customization? You can customize the colors and style of your Apple Watch face and even add some interesting complications to it.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
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