Apple Watch - View photos on Apple Watch

Photos from the iPhone album of your choice are stored on Apple Watch, and appear in the Photos app Photos icon on Apple Watch. When you first get Apple Watch, it’s set to use your Favorites album—photos you’ve tagged as favorites—but you can change the album it uses. And, you can show a photo on your watch face.

In the Photos app, tap any photo in the collection to view it. Turn the Digital Crown to zoom out from a particular photo to view the collection.

Browse photos on Apple Watch. Open the Photos app Photos icon on Apple Watch, then tap a photo. Swipe left or right to see others. Turn the Digital Crown to zoom or drag to pan. Zoom all the way out to see the entire album.

While viewing a photo, turn the Digital Crown to zoom, drag to pan, or double-tap to switch between viewing all of the photo and filling the screen. Swipe left or right to see the next photo.

View a Live Photo. Look for the Live Photo symbol the Live Photo badge in the lower-right corner of a photo, then touch the photo and hold your finger on the display. For more information about Live Photos, see the iPhone User Guide.

Show a photo on your watch face. While browsing in the Photos app on Apple Watch, press any photo, then tap Create Watch Face. Or, press your current watch face, tap the New button +, then tap Photo. To see changing photos from the album on your watch face, press your current face, then swipe to the Photo Album face.

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