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How to Take a Screenshot on Apple Watch

Screenshots are incredibly useful when you want to capture something on your Apple Watch display, whether it’s a customized Watch face or your latest workout stats. Just like with iPhone screenshots, the process is pretty straightforward. However, the functionality is disabled by default so that you don’t accidentally capture too many that create clutter. Therefore, if you want to use the feature, keep reading to learn how to take a screenshot on Apple Watch.

How to Turn ON Screenshots on Apple Watch

From Your iPhone

  1. On your iPhone, open the Watch app and select the My Watch tab at the bottom of the screen. Then tap on General.
  2. Scroll down and toggle ON the option Enable watch app tap on general in my watch tab and turn on toggle to enable screenshots on apple watch

From Your Watch Settings

  1. Press the Digital Crown on your Apple Watch and then tap on the Settings app.
  2. Now, Go to General.tap on settings and then tap on general on apple watch
  3. Scroll down and tap on Screenshots.
  4. Toggle ON the switch for Enable Screenshots.enable screenshots in settings on apple watch

How to Take a Screenshot on Apple Watch 

Whenever you want to grab a screenshot, you need to simultaneously press the side button and Digital Crown. The screen will quickly flash once to indicate that the screenshot has been taken.

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Image Credit: Apple

How to Find Screenshots of Your Apple Watch

  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on Albums, and then Screenshots.
open photos app and tap on screenshots on albums tab on iphone

How to Turn Off Apple Watch Screenshots 

  1. Open Watch app on your paired iPhone.
  2. Under My Watch, tap on General.
  3. Toggle OFF the switch for Enable Screenshots.
turn off apple watch screenshots from watch app on iphone

Or, you can also toggle it off by going to SettingsGeneralScreenshots on your watch.

turn off screenshots on apple watch

This will prevent you from taking screenshots by mistake when using your watch every day. So, it is advisable to keep the feature turned off but enable it when you need to take screenshots.

Summing Up 

So, do you like to keep screenshots enabled or disabled on your Apple Watch? Drop your thoughts in the comments below.

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  • Mehak

    Mehak has a master’s degree in communication and over ten years of writing experience. Her passion for technology and Apple products led her to iGeeksBlog, where she specializes in writing product roundups and app recommendations for fellow Apple users. When not typing away on her MacBook Pro, she loves being lost in a book or out exploring the world.

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