Apple Watch as Camera Remote

Mobile Mom Tech Rescue

Apple Watch in Space Gray with a black sport band. Photo by Torsten Dettlaff on

If you have an Apple Watch and an iPhone you now have a way to take a photo using your watch!

How to Set Up Your Watch as a Remote for Photos

Even though you can’t actually take a photo with your watch by itself, you can use the watch remotely to take the shot!

First set up your photo.  Let’s say you’re at a family gathering at a restaurant and you want to be in the group photo too.  Since most of us don’t carry around a mini tripod, you can use a shelf or something on a table to lean the phone against to set up the shot.  I’ve done it several times, it’s really easy.

  • Open the camera on your phone.
  • Open the camera app on your watch.
  • Screenshot below is from my watch.  I’m pointing my phone at my iPad…

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