Control your phone's camera with your watch

When you download the Google Camera app from the Play Store on your watch, you can control your phone’s camera with your watch remotely. Learn how to download apps on your watch.

  • This feature is only available on Wear 2 and Wear 3 devices paired to a Pixel phone.
  • The information below applies to Wear 3 and may be different based on your watch's version. Learn how to check your watch's version.

Take a photo

  1. If you can't find your watch screen, wake up the watch.
  2. To find your apps, swipe up.
  3. Tap Camera.
  4. To start the 3-second self-timer, in the center of the screen, press Shutter .

Zoom in & out

  • To zoom in: Move the slider up.
  • To zoom out: Move the slider down.

Turn off the self-timer

By default, the self-timer is set to 3 seconds. To change the self-timer mode,

  1. Tap the Menu.
  2. Tap the Timer .
  3. Select 3 seconds, 10 seconds, or off.

Switch cameras

To switch between the front and back camera,

  1. Tap the Menu.
  2. Tap Camera.

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