The Apple Watch display, while small, is a beautiful OLED display capable of displaying photos for sharing with others, or even using them as a watch face. Here’s how to share photos to your Watch from your iPhone.

How to Share Your iPhone Photos With Your Apple Watch

Syncing Photos From Your iPhone to Your Apple Watch

  1. Create a new Album in the Photos app on your iPhone. For this tutorial, let’s call it “Apple Watch.”
  2. Copy the photos you want to share with your Apple Watch to the newly created “Apple Watch” album.
  3. Open the Watch app on your iPhone, on the “My Watch” tab, tap the “Photos” menu item.
  4. Under “PHOTO SYNCING” tap the “Synced Album” menu item.
  5. Now, tap the photo album you wish to sync with your Apple Watch. In this case, we’re sharing the “Apple Watch” album.
  6. Wait awhile for the photos to copy from your iPhone to your Watch. Depending on how many photos are in the album, this could take a few seconds to a few minutes.
  7. Open the Photos app on your Watch to view the photos you copied over.

How to Share Your iPhone Photos With Your Apple Watch

While the photos on your Apple Watch will be smaller and of a lower resolution, they’ll still work perfectly for showing off to friends, or even using them to create your own custom watch faces.

Note: On the “Photos” screen in the Watch app on your iPhone, you can also set a limit for how many photos to share, you can share 25, 50, 250, or 500 photos at a time. Up to this limit, any photo you save to your shared folder in the Photos app will automatically be copied to your Apple Watch.

P.S. – Any screenshots your take on the Apple Watch will be automatically copied over to the “Screenshots” album on your iPhone. Handy, no?