A neat little trick discovered by a reddit user today (via MacRumors) lets you use the Digital Crown on your Apple Watch to emulate the iPhone’s volume buttons, and use it as a remote shutter to take photographs with third party camera apps on your iPhone like Snapchat, Camera+ or Manual. To achieve this, here’s what you need to do:
Make sure your iPhone and Apple Watch are paired.
Open a compatible camera app on your iPhone, such as Camera+.
On your Apple Watch, open up the Music Glance by swiping up from the watch face view.
Now when you turn the Digital Crown, it will cause the camera to take a photograph, just like pressing on the iPhone’s volume button would do. The technique works within the Music app itself as well.
That’s it, you can now use your Digital Crown as a remote shutter for your favourite camera apps on your iPhone. Enjoy!