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Use Camera Remote With Your Apple Watch

Position Your iPhone & Snap With Your Watch

Using your Apple Watch you can position your iPhone for a photo and then take photos from a distance. You can use your Apple Watch to view the iPhone camera image and take the photo.

You can use your Apple Watch to set a shutter timer – this gives you time to lower your wrist and raise your eyes when you’re in shot. To function as a camera remote your Apple Watch needs to be within Bluetooth range of your iPhone, or about 10 metres.

You can also use Siri to take a photo, just say “Hey Siri, take a picture”.

Take A Photo With Apple Watch

  1. Open the Camera Remote app on your Apple Watch.
  2. Position your iPhone to frame the shot using your Apple Watch as a viewfinder.
  3. To zoom, turn the Digital Crown.
  4. To adjust exposure, tap the key area of the shot in the preview on your Apple Watch.
  5. To take the shot, tap the Shutter button.
  6. The photo is captured in Photos on your iPhone, but you can review it on your Apple Watch.

Review Your Photos

You can use the following actions to review your shots on your Apple Watch.

  1. View a photo: Tap the thumbnail in the bottom left.
  2. See other photos: Swipe left or right.
  3. Zoom: Turn the Digital Crown.
  4. Pan: Drag on a zoomed photo.
  5. Fill the screen: Double-tap the photo.
  6. Show or hide the Close button and the shot count: Tap the screen.

And when you’re finished, just tap Close on your Apple Watch.

Choose A Different Camera & Adjust Settings

You can use the Camera Remote app on your Apple Watch to choose a different camera on your iPhone and also change different settings.
  1. Open the Camera Remote app on your Apple Watch.
  2. Tap the More Options button, then choose from among these options:
  3. Timer (3-second timer on or off)
  4. Camera (front or rear)
  5. Flash (auto, on, or off)
  6. Live Photo (auto, on, or off)
  7. HDR (on or off)

Use Camera Remote on Apple Watch