How to take a screenshot on an Apple Watch

The method for taking a screenshot on an Apple Watch is slightly different than on an iPhone or iPad. Here's what you need to know.

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Watch this: Take a screenshot on an Apple Watch

Taking a screenshot on an iPhone or iPad is very simple. All you have to do is press the Home and Power button at the same time. The method for taking a screenshot on an Apple Watch is very similar to this, but because there is no Home button, you must use the Digital Crown instead. Here's how to do it:

First head to the screen you want to capture. Press and hold the side button on the Apple Watch , and while doing so, immediately tap the Digital Crown. The screen will flash and you will hear the sound of a camera's shutter.

To view the screenshot you just captured, open the iPhone's Photos app. From here you have the option to share the photo with others, edit it, or delete it.

The Apple Watch is a complicated device. To learn how to do everything from setting it up to swapping the bands, be sure to check out CNET's complete guide to using the Apple Watch, and don't forget to read our full review .