How to Take Screenshots On Apple Watch (And How to Turn Them Off Completely)

How to enable screenshots on your Apple Watch

Apple Watches are very useful pieces of hardware. Using standalone apps, you can listen to music on the watch, as well as take calls or respond to messages. With the walkie-talkie feature, you can talk to other Apple Watch users as well as complete standard tasks, such as using a calculator. It’s important to note, though, that you just have to enable the Apple Watch to take screenshots for it to do so.

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If you are listening to a song on Spotify, for example, you can take a screenshot on your Apple Watch to record it. A screenshot can only be taken after the option has been enabled. Settings on the Apple Watch make taking screenshots easy. The digital crown and side button can be pressed together to snap a screenshot once enabled. Your iPhone’s camera roll contains the screenshot you just captured. You can edit or share it from there.

How to enable screenshots on your Apple Watch


It is necessary to turn on permissions in order to take a screenshot on your Apple Watch. Navigate to the General settings section of the Watch app on your iPhone. A variety of settings can be found here, including Watch Orientation, Airplane Mode, and Focus. The Enable Screenshots option should eventually appear as you scroll down the list. To enable screenshots on your Apple Watch, press the digital switch next to the option.

It is necessary to turn on permissions in order to take a screenshot on your Apple Watch. Navigate to the General settings section of the Watch app on your iPhone. There are a number of options available here, including Watch Orientation, Airplane Mode, Focus, and so on. You should eventually see an option to Enable Screenshots if you scroll through the list. You can enable screenshots from your Apple Watch by swiping the digital switch. 

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It is also possible to enable screenshots on the Apple Watch itself. Go into the Settings app and click on the Screenshots tab. Press the Digital Crown on the watch’s side and then tap the gear icon in the menu to find it. Next, tap General, followed by Screenshots. By switching this option to “on”, screenshots will be enabled.  

The Digital Crown and the side button can both be pressed at the same time to take a screenshot once you’ve enabled screenshots on your Apple Watch. You can easily access all screenshots in your iPhone’s camera roll, so you can edit, share, or do whatever else you need with them.  

How to disable screenshots for your Apple Watch

You can completely disable the screenshot feature on your Apple Watch if you ever get tired of taking screenshots. Navigate to the General settings tab in the Watch app on your iPhone to do this. Toggle off Enable Screenshots by scrolling down and tapping on it. With that done you can now unlock your Apple Watch and access the menu by pressing the Digital Crown.ar icon to navigate to your Settings app and then select General. Activate the setting for Screenshots by scrolling to the bottom and selecting the option.  

If you disable screenshots, your Apple Watch can be used for counting steps, listening to music, or reading texts without worrying about accidentally taking screenshots. The above steps can be followed whenever you want to re-enable the screenshot option. 

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