View photos on Apple Watch
Photos from the iPhone album of your choice appear in the Photos app on your Apple Watch. When you first get an Apple Watch, it’s set to use your Favorites album—photos you tagged as favorites—but you can change the album it uses. And, you can show a photo on your watch face.
Browse photos on Apple Watch
Open the Photos app on your Apple Watch and use these actions to browse your photos.
Tap a photo to view it.
Swipe left or right to see other photos.
Turn the Digital Crown to zoom, or drag to pan a photo.
Zoom all the way out to see the entire photo album.
View a Live Photo on Apple Watch
Look for the Live Photo symbol in the bottom-right corner of a photo, then touch and hold the photo.
For more information about Live Photos, see the iPhone User Guide.
Show a photo on the watch face
While browsing in the Photos app on your Apple Watch, firmly press any photo, then tap Create Watch Face. Or, add a new Photos watch face. See Customize the watch face.
Tip: You can easily create a watch face on your iPhone with iOS 11 or later. Open the Photos app on your iPhone, tap a photo, tap , swipe up, then tap Create Watch Face.
View a photo memory on Apple Watch
You can view photo memories—favorite and forgotten moments from your photo library—on your Apple Watch.
See a recent memory from the Siri watch face: Choose the Siri watch face, then tap a memory.
See photos from Memories on your watch face: Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, tap Face Gallery, tap the Photos watch face, then tap Dynamic.
The Dynamic watch face displays photos from your recent Memories, and it updates when you have new ones.
Take a screenshot of Apple Watch
Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch, go to General > Screenshots, then turn on Enable Screenshots.
Press the Digital Crown and the side button at the same time to take a picture of the screen.
Screenshots are saved in Photos on your iPhone.