Last week, I finally received my Apple Watch. I plan to write a number of related Watch tips and tricks stories, and I like to be able to provide visual aids in my posts whenever possible, so one of the first questions I asked myself was, How do I take a screen shot on the Apple Watch?

I mostly use screen shots for articles like this one, but you may want to simply save a piece of information that's on your display or capture an image of your Apple Watch screen for troubleshooting purposes. Thankfully, Apple built a simple screen shot function into the Watch OS that lets you quickly capture your Watch's display and then save a .PNG file to you iPhone's camera roll.

How to take a screen shot on your Apple Watch

  • Navigate to the screen you want to capture.
  • Make sure your Watch is awake and its screen is lit.
  • Simultaneously press and hold the Digital Crown/Home button and the Side button until you see your Watch display momentarily flash.
  • Visit your iPhone camera roll to access and share your Apple Watch screen capture.