How To Use Your Apple Watch’s Digital Crown to Zoom Your iPhone Camera Lens

Posted in Apple Watch, How To, iPhone on 19/12/2017 by Chris Hauk

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You may already know that you can remotely trigger your iPhone camera’s shutter by using the digital crown on your Apple Watch. But, did you know you can also adjust the zoom with your Apple Watch?

How To Use Your Apple Watch's Digital Crown to Zoom Your iPhone Camera Lens

If you’re using the Apple Watch to remotely trigger your iPhone Camera’s shutter to take a photo, you’re likely doing it while you’re not near your iPhone. This trick will keep you from needing to walk back and forth to set the zoom.

How To Use Your Apple Watch’s Digital Crown to Zoom Your iPhone Camera Lens

1.) When taking a photo, start the Camera app on your Apple Watch.

2.) The Camera app will start up both on your Apple Watch and its paired iPhone. You’ll see your iPhone’s viewfinder on your Apple Watch.

How To Use Your Apple Watch's Digital Crown to Zoom Your iPhone Camera Lens

3.) Before pressing your Apple Watch’s Digital Crown to take a photo, rotate it to zoom your iPhone’s camera lens in and out. Your iPhone’s lens display will also change to show the zoom level.

4.) Once you have the zoom set to the depth you want, press the Digital Crown on your Watch to take the photo.

How To Use Your Apple Watch's Digital Crown to Zoom Your iPhone Camera Lens

5.) Repeat as needed

This tip is great for taking selfies at longer than arms length, or for taking group photos at parties or other gatherings.

For more tips and tricks on how to make better use of your Mac, iOS device, Apple Watch, or Apple TV, be sure to visit the “How To” section of our website.


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Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

He lives somewhere in the deep Southern part of America. Yes, he has to pump in both sunshine and the Internet.