How Do I Start Video Camera on Apple Watch?

If you’re the proud owner of an Apple Watch, you might be wondering how to start a video camera on it. Fortunately, it’s a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. In this tutorial, we’ll show you exactly how to get started.

Step 1: Open the Camera App
First things first, you need to open the camera app on your Apple Watch. You can do this by pressing the Digital Crown on your watch until you see the app icon grid. From there, look for the camera icon and tap it.

Note: If this is your first time using the camera app on your Apple Watch, you may need to give it permission to access your iPhone’s camera.

Step 2: Choose Video Mode
Once you’ve opened the camera app, swipe left or right until you see “Video” mode. Tap on it to switch from photo mode to video mode.

Step 3: Start Recording
With video mode selected, all that’s left is to start recording! Simply tap on the red record button at the bottom of your watch face to begin recording. You’ll see a timer at the top of the screen indicating how long you’ve been recording for.

Note: By default, your Apple Watch will record video without sound. If you want sound in your videos, make sure that your iPhone is nearby and not on silent mode.

Step 4: Stop Recording
When you’re done recording, tap on the red button again to stop recording. Your video will automatically save and be stored in your iPhone’s Photo app.

    Tips and Tricks:

  • To keep things steady while recording with your Apple Watch, try holding it with both hands or steadying it against a surface.
  • If you want to take a still photo while in video mode, simply tap the white button at the bottom of your watch face.
  • If you want to switch back to photo mode, just swipe left or right until you see it.


Starting a video camera on your Apple Watch is easy and quick. Just open the camera app, choose video mode, start recording, and stop recording when you’re done. With these simple steps, you can capture any moment on-the-go with ease!