Have you ever wanted to take a screenshot of something important but faced a dilemma on how to take one? Well, this article is going to help you with exactly that issue. Learn how to take screenshots on iPhone with this step-by-step guide!
Screenshots are a picture taken of the crucial information shown on the display screen of a laptop or phone. For demonstration purposes, we are using iPhone 13. But the methods can be implemented on all the iPhone models such as iPhone 14 pro, iPhone 14 pro max, iPhone 11, and iPhone 12 depending on the features available.
11 iPhone Screenshot Techniques
In this case, we will see what different ways there are to take screenshots on an iPhone. Here, we are elaborating on every single step of the techniques mentioned below.
Versions of iPhones With Face ID
This method of taking screenshots involves using the side key and volume up button on iPhone.
- Spot the side key on the right side.
- Also, the volume up button is on the left side of the iPhone.
- To take a screenshot on iPhone press and release the side key and volume up button simultaneously.
- As noticed, a preview of the captured screenshot will appear on the lower left corner of the screen on iPhone.
Touch ID and Side Button Equipped iPhone Models
Further, a fair amount of iPhone models have the touch ID/fingerprint scanner and side button.
- The side key is on the right side while the fingerprint scanner is placed centrally on the lower part of the screen.
- Both the side key and home button have to be pressed and released simultaneously to capture a screenshot on iPhone.
- Do not press the buttons for too long.
- Instant press and release of the buttons is the key here.
iPhones with Touch ID and the Top Button
Seemingly, this approach utilizes touch ID and the top button seen on some iPhone models for capturing a screenshot.
- Here too, we have to press and release the touch ID and the top button instantly.
- A thumbnail of the screenshot appears on the lower left corner of the screen on iPhone right after taking a screenshot.
Capturing Screenshots in iPhone Using Back Tap
In iPhone, we can take a screenshot using back tap. And back tap has two options: double tap and triple tap.
- Firstly, we will have to set up the double tap setting on iPhone.
- To do that, we will first Go to settings > Accessibility > Touch > Back Tap > Double Tap > Screenshot (from the drop-down list).
- Now, we can double tap on the back of the iPhone, and as mentioned, it will take a screenshot immediately.
- To view the screenshot, click on the image on the lower left side of the iPhone.
- Moving on, we will set up the triple tap setting on iPhone in the same manner.
- Go to settings > Accessibility > Touch > Back Tap > Triple Tap > Screenshot (from the drop-down list).
- Now, we can finally triple tap on the back of the iPhone and take a screenshot.
In addition, with the help of assistive touch, we can hugely simplify the task of taking a screenshot on an iPhone. Moreover, assistive touch has four options to choose from which include: assistive touch floating menu button, single tap, double tap, and long press.
Floating Menu Button
- Another way to take a screenshot on iPhone is by using the floating menu button. But first, we need to set it up.
- Hence, Go to settings > Accessibility > Touch > Assistive Touch (turn on this feature) > Floating button will appear on the screen > Customise Top Level Menu > Tap any icon to change the setting > Custom > Choose screenshot (from the drop-down list) > Done.
- Now go back and click on the floating button. We can see the screenshot icon.
- Click on the screenshot icon and it will capture the display screen’s screenshot.
- Before anything else, we need to know how to access the single tap screenshot setting on iPhone.
- Without delay, Go to settings > Accessibility > Touch > Assistive Touch (turn on this setting) > Custom Actions > Single Tap > Screenshot (from the drop-down list).
- Now, with a single tap on the assistive touch floating button we can take a screenshot on iPhone.
- Setting the double tap screenshot feature on iPhone is similar to single tap.
- Again, Go to settings > Accessibility > Touch > Assistive Touch (turn on this setting) > Custom Actions > Double Tap > Screenshot (from the drop-down list).
- Now, by double tapping on the assistive touch floating button we can take a screenshot on iPhone.
- The context for the same is, Go to settings > Accessibility > Touch > Assistive Touch (turn on this setting) > Custom Actions > Long Press > Screenshot (from the drop-down list).
- Long pressing the assistive touch floating button on an iPhone also takes a screenshot.
The long shot feature only works on browser apps on iPhones. But it is very useful in capturing long-form screenshots on iPhone with every minute detail. Also, we need to use the assistive touch feature for this. So, let’s see how we can take a screenshot on iPhone using the long shot.
- Open safari browser > Double tap on the assistive touch floating button > Screenshot is captured > Open the preview of the image > Tap on full page > Crop (as per need) > Done > Long shot screenshot always needs to be saved in PDF files > Choose folder (to download the screenshot) > Save.
Siri comes to our rescue when we want the voice assistant in iPhone to take a screenshot.
- Command ‘Hey Siri, screenshot page’, and Siri will take a screenshot of the current display screen on the iPhone.
How to Access the Screenshots
Additionally, accessing the screenshots is also extremely simple.
- Firstly, open the photos app on your iPhone. We can see the ‘albums’ option on the screen below. Click on that. Then scroll down and the option ‘media types’ will be visible. Under that, we can see ‘screenshots’. Click to open and you will find your screenshots here.
By elaborating all the complex procedures and the numerous techniques to take a screenshot on an iPhone, we hope that your trouble has been resolved. Screenshots are a vital part of storing information nowadays. Hence, going through all the methods will help you in accommodating to the old and new features of taking a screenshot on iPhone.
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