Apple Watch – Take Photos with iPhone’s Camera

With Apple Watch, you can take photos with iPhone’s camera. It’s the Remote Camera app on Apple Watch that enables you to set up iPhone on a stand, like a tripod, and then take photos remotely. You can take the photo instantly or take an 11-photo burst on a 3-second delay. The Remote Camera app allows you take group photos or selfies with iPhone’s high-resolution camera. You can also use for photographing «human-shy» objects, such as wildlife.

Apple Watch – Take Photos with iPhone’s Camera

  • Set up iPhone on a stabilizing device, such as a tripod.
  • Press Home on iPhone to display the Home screen.
  • Tap Camera to open the Camera app.
  • Point iPhone at the subject and compose the shot.
  • Now lift your wrist to wake Apple Watch.
  • When the watch face appears, click the Digital Crown to open the Home screen.
  • Tap Remote Camera. The Connecting Camera screen appears while Apple Watch connects to the Camera app on iPhone. Then the Camera’s app view will appear. (Note that you don’t need to unlock the iPhone for this action, as you can use the Remote Camera app even when iPhone is locked).
  • Tap the point on which you want the camera to focus.
  • As the Camera app adjusts the focus, the yellow square will appear.
  • Tap Take Photo.
  • The photo thumbnail will appear. You can tap the thumbnail to review the photo. Tap Close when you finish.
  • To take a countdown burst tap 3s. Apple Watch and iPhone count down from three. The iPhone flash flashes. It lets the subject know that the picture will be taken in a few moments.
  • The Camera app on iPhone takes a burst of eleven photos.
  • When the photographs have been taken, you can tap the thumbnails to view the pictures.
  • Click the Digital Crown, and the Remote Camera’s app will close on Apple Watch.
  • On iPhone, the Camera App closes.


What to do if the Remote Camera app on Apple Watch gets stuck at the Connecting Camera message? To fix this issue, on iPhone, turn the Bluetooth off and the on. Just swipe up from the bottom of the screen to display Control Center, tap Bluetooth to turn Bluetooth off. Tap Bluetooth again to change it back to On.

Several Apple Watch Photo Apps

ProCamera 8 + HDR App: This photo, video and editing app app is fast, simple and professional. The app is packed with technology. Its intuitive user interface is appreciated by the most consummate photography professionals who can capture HDR photos and control exposure accurately and focus with a simple swipe. This app has Remote Trigger for Apple Watch, Protimer, Advanced HFR Video Recording and Configurable Camera Selector.

Heyday: This app remembers every day of your life. The app does its job even while you are not using your Apple Watch or iPhone; the app uses information like places you have visited and photos you captured to make a wonderful story. On Apple Watch, you can enjoy features like dictate notes, see the last day with a Glance, browse anniversaries and notifications with photos designed for Watch.

Hydra Apple Watch App: Taking pictures in poor lighting conditions can be a daunting task even for a pro photographer, but Hydra captures more light by merging up to 60 frames to make a single high quality picture. Hydra uses the latest developments of iPhone and iPad camera hardware, as well as the latest camera APIs and GPU rendering technologies of iOS 8. The app has five capture modes viz. HDR, Video-HDR, Lo-light, Zoom, and Hi-res modes, users can take best quality pictures. Hydra app also boast better background state handling, especially when you are communicating with Apple Watch.

Instagram: This is arguably the most popular photo app among users. It offers so many options to play around a single photo that you can actually spend an entire vacation in the company of this amazing app. Besides, Instagram has a number of creative tools (including change brightness, contrast and saturation as well as shadows, highlights and perspective) that can turn any user into a pro, and which edit pictures and videos and help share those moments on social media.

Camera Plus: One of the most popular third-party camera apps for iOS, which gives you a lot more control over your photography than what’s currently available in the stock camera app. The Apple Watch support brings with it some great features, such as photo & video capturing with a live preview as well as an instant preview after capture to make sure it was exactly what you wanted. You can also swap between the front or back camera and set a timer – all from your wrist.

ProCam 2: This app is loaded with countless features and facilities to turn you into a consummate photographer. Now in its latest version, the app has got something for Apple Watch also. The ProCam app includes remote trigger with rea-ltime viewfinder, self-timer option, control over aspect ratio and flash modes, access to filters and photo viewer and metadata reader.


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Apple Watch Guide – How To Use the Watch As a Camera Remote. Uploaded by MeadorsMusings on April 29, 2015. How to use your Apple Watch as a camera remote. This is a great little tool if you want to set up a picture and have yourself in it. Now you don’t have to have someone else take that picture of you for you.


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