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How to control your iPhone camera with your Apple Watch to take photos

apple watch iphone camera How to control your iPhone camera with your Apple Watch to take photos

Did you know ? Your Apple Watch, even the Series 0, can control your iPhone camera! Take photos without touching the iPhone with Apple Watch. Finally, it will still have to be positioned. This allows you, for example, to put your iPhone down and then take the photo at the most convenient time without hurrying with a countdown. It’s also a good way to sneak a photo (if you’ve thought about muting the sound). The Apple Watch also has a 3 sec self-timer, just to have time to look natural in the photo.

1. Prepare

There are very few restrictions:

  • IPhone and Apple Watch must be near Bluetooth ;
  • IPhone must be turned on and positioned before taking the photo;

Information : it can be locked.

  • The camera mode (portrait, square, time-lapse, etc.) must be chosen from the iPhone.

That’s all.

With your Apple Watch, you can:

  • Control your iPhone camera without internet;
  • Open the app Camera from your iPhone;
  • Indicate where the development should be made;
  • Choose between the front or rear camera;
  • Whether or not to use flash, HDR and live photos;
  • Consult the photos taken.

2. Take photos with your Apple Watch: control your iPhone camera

Have you checked that your iPhone is turned on, well positioned, in the right mode and not too far from you and your Apple Watch? Okay, let’s start:

2.1. Open the app Camera Apple Watch or tell Siri “Take a photo”;

apple watch apn How to control the camera of your iPhone with your Apple Watch to take photos

2.2. Press and hold on the image to display the options:

  • Return to change the camera (front / back),
  • Flash to activate or deactivate the flash,
  • HDR (for compatible iPhones) to activate or deactivate HDR (better photo quality),
  • Live (for compatible iPhone) to activate or deactivate Live photos;

2.3. Select one of these options or press the crown to return to the camera;

2.4. Press where you want to focus, like on the iPhone;

apple watch apn options How to control the camera of your iPhone with your Apple Watch to take photos

2.5. Press on 3s to start the countdown or directly on the observer (the white circle) to take the photo directly;

2.6. Tap on the thumbnail of the image at the bottom left to view it.

apple watch apn view photo How to control the camera of your iPhone with your Apple Watch to take photos

You can find these photos, as usual, in the application Pictures of the iPhone.

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