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How to reactivate screenshots on the Apple Watch with watchOS 3

watchOS 3 ya disponible para descargar: esto es lo que ahora podrás hacer con tu Apple Watch

Like most Apple devices, the Apple Watch has since its launch the ability to capture screens by pressing the side button and the digital crown simultaneously. However, in watchOS 3 this function is disabled by default, there is a reason for this: with watchOS 3 pressing these two buttons what we do is to pause or resume an activity in progress.

How to reactivate screenshots on the Apple Watch with watchOS 3
How to reactivate screenshots on the Apple Watch with watchOS 3

But if you’re not so keen on pausing or resuming an activity, either because you’re doing it from the app itself or because you’re not so focused on exercising, you can go back to using the button combination for screen captures .

Here’s what you need to do to enable the feature again on your Apple Watch and be able to take screenshots by pressing the power button and the digital crown:

  1. Open the Apple Watch application on your iPhone
  2. In My Watch go to General
  3. Activates the “Activate screenshots” function

Just like in iOS 9 and watchOS 2, now the screenshots will be automatically saved on your reel in the Screenshots album.

Regarding the pause of activities in the Apple Watch, with watchOS 3 and the screenshots activated again, it will pause or resume automatically when you stop moving or when you start moving again. Here’s what you have to do to make this function work automatically:

  1. Open the Apple Watch application on your iPhone
  2. In My Watch go to Training
  3. Activates the automatic pause element

There, that’s all you have to do to be able to use the Apple Watch as before and take screenshots without any problem with the power button and the digital crown. Remember that this change only occurs in watchOS 3 , which was released yesterday generally for all the public along with iOS 10. watchOS 3 can be installed in the original Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Series 1 and the Apple Watch Series 2.

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