How to use Apple Watch to take pictures

For the owners of the iPhone, Apple has made it possible to take better pictures using the Apple Watch. So, there is a question of how to use Apple Watch to take pictures? Well, Apple has been thinking about everything.

Besides inserting a high-quality camera to the iPhone, they allowed you to take perfect photos remotely using the Apple Watch. So, if you are trying to capture a perfect photo but your hands are shaking when taking pictures or your selfie is limited to face shot, this is a great solution for you.

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How to use Apple Watch to take pictures

Set the Apple Watch

We are now about to explain how to use the Apple Watch to take pictures.

To take pictures on iPhone using your Apple Watch, here is what you need to do. Go to the Home screen on your watch and find the Camera app. It comes installed on the Home screen, so it will be there unless you have moved it.

The next step is to put your iPhone in the proper position. Then open the Camera app on the iPhone, so you can see how the picture is going to look. You can also use the Apple Watch to start the application on the iPhone.

Now, go to the Camera app at your Apple Watch. If the Camera app is not opened on your iPhone, you are going to have an option to open it by using your Watch. In a couple of seconds, you are going to see the view from the iPhone camera on your Apple Watch screen.

More options

You will see the viewfinder and beneath you will have three icons shown. Those are the timer, button for taking shuts, and button to see the last taken photos. The timer allows you to take photos after three seconds of counting down. This option will allow you and your friends to have time to take good positions for taking the perfect selfies.

To take a photo without counting down, just press the shutter button. To approach the early taken photos, press the thumbnail icon showed in the lower-left corner on your screen.

All photos you take will be saved on your iPhone, in the Photos application. Using the Apple Watch you can make the best selfies or group photos without missing anyone on the picture.

There are many options provided here, so you can choose the different camera mode by opening the Camera on your iPhone and choosing between modes it supports. Apple Watch can be used to turn on or off the flash. If you go to the Camera app on the Apple Watch and press the screen firmly, the flash icon will be shown. There you can choose if you want the flash to be turned on, turned off, or set on automatically flashing when needed.

Camera switching and video shooting

The Apple Watch doesn’t provide the possibility to shoot the videos on your iPhone. Using Apple Watch to switch between cameras was not possible in the beginning, but has become possible not long ago. Yet, switching the cameras is not provided for some iPhones, such as iPhone 7 plus. When that is so, the camera that is selected to use on the iPhone will be used while taking photos using the Apple Watch as well.

But the newer iPhones and Apple Watches are better now in synchronization. So, you can switch between the cameras just by opening the Camera app on the Apple Watch and firmly touching the screen. The Flip button will be shown and pressing that option your camera will be switched.