Do you know you can take a screenshot of your Apple watch and directly access it from your iPhone? Yes, taking screenshots on an Apple watch is so simple, and accessing those screenshot files is too easy.

In this article, we will check how to enable screenshots on your Apple watch and how to take screenshots on your Apple watch.

Screenshot on Apple Watch

Like what we do on the iPhone, the Apple watch can also take screenshots by itself, and you can use the screenshot for later use. However, it is also to be noted that even though the Apple Watch is a standalone gadget, you need to have an iPhone, too, to use it with its maximum potential. Without an iPhone, you won’t be able to use all the features of your Apple watch, including the screenshot feature.

Since the screenshot images are directly saved to the iPhone, you must have an iPhone to access the screenshot from the Apple watch.

How to Enable Screenshot on Apple Watch

The screenshot option of the Apple Watch is disabled by default. If you wish to enable the Apple Watch screenshot option, you can activate it in two ways: by using the Apple Watch app on your iPhone or activating the screenshot on Apple Watch settings.

Enable Screenshots on Apple Watch Using iPhone.

To enable the screenshot option on the Apple watch using the iPhone, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Open the Watch App on your iPhone.

Step 2: Under the My Watch section, tap the General Settings option.

Step 3: Now scroll down and find an option to Enable Screenshots. Tap on that to enable it.

You can take screenshots now that the screenshot option is activated on your Apple Watch.

Enable Screenshot From Apple Watch Settings

The screenshot feature can be activated from the Apple Watch settings itself. Follow the steps below to enable the Apple Watch screenshot feature from the watch itself.

Step 1: Unlock your Apple Watch using the passcode and click on the Digital Crown to access the menu.

Step 2: Rotate the crown to access the settings menu item. Click on the Settings.

Step 3: Within the settings option. Scroll down and tap on the General Settings option.

Step 4: From the General Settings, scroll down and find the Screenshot item. Tap on the Screenshot option.

Step 5: On the next screen, you can see an option saying Enable Screenshot. Tap on that to enable it if it is disabled.

Once enabled, the screenshot feature is activated on your Apple Watch.

How to Take Screenshots on Apple Watch

The screenshot can be taken using the Apple watch button itself; you dont have to do it with an iPhone. To take the current screen of your Apple Watch, press the Side Button and the Digital Crown together.

How to View Screenshots from Apple Watch

As said before, the screenshot taken from Apple Watch is automatically downloaded to the iPhone Photo Albums. Go to the Photo app on your iPhone to view the Photos and check the Screenshots Album.

All the screenshots, including the one taken from the Apple Watch, will be saved there. If you have enabled iCloud Sync for the Photos, the screenshots from the Apple Watch will be available on your iPad, Mac, iPhone, and even on the Apple Watch photo app.