Did you know that it is possible to capture Apple Watch screenshots after a simple configuration change? Find out how on today's pro tip and it will be easier than ever to share snapshots of your favorite Apple Watch clock face apps and settings.
Apple disables the ability to break Apple Watch default screenshots. That may be to avoid accidental captures, or because the feature is less likely to be worn on your wrist than on iPhone, iPad, or Mac.
So if you find yourself wanting to take a Apple Watch screenshot, here is how to enable it.
How to capture Apple Watch screenshots
First, you'll need to make a quick configuration change by following the steps below:
Open the Configurations application in Apple Watch.
Touchez general and then touch Screenshots.
Touch the button to Enable screenshots.
Three Simple Steps Image: Killian Bell / Cult of Mac
With the screenshots now active, you can press both Digital crown and side button simultaneously to capture a snap from any screen. Screenshots will now remain enabled until you disable them yourself.
Press the digital crown and the side button together to take your photo. Image: Killian Bell / Cult of Mac
Any screenshots you capture on Apple Watch they are automatically saved in your Camera Roll on your iPhone. From there, you can edit, annotate, and share them the same way you would with a screenshot captured on the iPhone itself.
Note: By using Watch for fitness, you may know that pressing the digital crown and the side button at the same time also stops the workout tracking. This shortcut will continue to work after enabling screenshots, but it will also capture a screenshot every time you pause.