Apple Watch is a popular smart gadget known for many things. It is packed with tons of in-built features that other smartwatches don’t have in it. Starting from attending calls to tracking your health and everything in between, the watchOS performs all the operations at ease. It provides the users with the convenience of performing things without relying on the iPhone. In other words, even if the user forgets his iPhone, he can use the Apple Watch to do a lot of functions. The most impressive feature of the Apple Watch is remotely controlling the iPhone camera. The users can use the Camera Remote app on Apple Watch to take snaps.
The process is easier to do, and all you need to do is to keep the iPhone and Apple Watch in the Bluetooth range (33 feet or 10 meters). In this blog, we’ve included the complete guide on how to take photo snaps using Camera Remote on Apple Watch. Let’s get in.
How to Use Camera Remote App on Apple Watch
Here is all that you need to follow to capture a photo with the help of the watchOS.
1) Launch the Camera Remote app on your Apple Watch.
2) Position your iPhone at the place where you want to take the shot.
3) You can preview the shot in your Apple Watch.
4) Now, tap the shutter button given at the center of the Camera Remote app.
5) Usually, it takes 3 seconds to take the snap. You can also disable this option in the Camera Remote app settings.
6) After the photo is taken, you can review it by selecting the thumbnail icon at the bottom of the screen. Then, swipe right or left on display and review other photos.
7) Turn the Digital Crown to Zoom in or Zoom out on Apple Watch for the desired photo.
8) You can also control the video recording on your Apple Watch. For that, you need to switch to video recording mode on your iPhone.
9) You’ll see the recording screen on your Apple Watch.
10) Place and hold your iPhone steady to record a video.
11) On your Apple Watch, tap the red icon on the Camera app. You’ll find this icon at the bottom center.
12) Your video will start recording. To stop the video, tap the red icon again.
Quick Tip: You can also easily take a snap using Siri on your Apple Watch. Trigger Siri on your Apple Watch and say, “Hey Siri! take a picture.” The Camera app on your Apple Watch and your iPhone will open up with this.
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How to Customize Settings on the Apple Watch Camera Remote App
There are many customization support available when you use Apple Watch as Camera Remote. You will find them all in steps.
Enable or Disable Timer
1) On the Camera Remote app, select the three dots icon.
2) You’ll see a list of options on the screen. The timer option will be on the top.
3) To enable or disable the timer, tap the toggle button next to 3 seconds timer option.
4) Tap Done.
Switch Camera Modes
1) Open camera remote app.
2) Click on the three dots icon displayed at the bottom right corner.
3) You’ll find the Front and Rear options under the Camera section.
4) Tap your desired option and select Done.
Turn On/Off Flashlight
1) Navigate to Camera Remote app and tap on the three dots icon placed near the shutter button.
2) Under the Camera section, you’ll see the option – Flash. Tap the option.
3) Select any one option from Flash Settings – Auto, On, and Off
4) To apply the changes, tap Done.
Enable or Disable HDR settings
1) On your Apple Watch, open the Camera app.
2) Click the three dots icon displayed on the screen.
3) Scroll down to the bottom and click HDR.
4) Select any of the options between Auto, On, and Off.
5) After selecting the option, click Done.
Likewise, you can enable the Live Photo option in Apple Watch. The procedure to turn on Live Photo is the same as HDR. Refer to the above steps to enable or disable Live Photo.
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That’s it. Upon following the steps listed above, you can remotely control your iPhone camera with Apple Watch. You can also use the camera remote app to control video recordings. Taking photo snaps using Apple Watch is one of the easiest ways to capture your desired shot. Hope this article is of help to you. Leave your thoughts as comments and visit our blog to know more about Apple updates and products.