If you have only recently upgraded from an old iPhone to iPhone X or above, then the very first thing that you will notice is no home button. The home button had many uses in the old iPhone. Apple has brought those uses to the recent iPhones as well, but without the need of a home button. One such use is taking a screenshot, and the process to take a screenshot on iPhone 11, iPhone X and iPhone XS is very different from how you used to take it on earlier generation iPhones.
How to take a screenshot on iPhone 11, X and XS
To take a screenshot on the older iPhones with a home button, all you had to do was press the side button and home button simultaneously. However, on the new iPhones – iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max – the process to take screenshots is a bit different.
To take screenshots on iPhone X or later, follow the below steps:
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Step 1: On your iPhone, open the page – app, screen or anything – that you want to capture.
Step 2: Set the page accordingly to ensure everything that you want to capture is visible on the screen.
Step 3: Press and hold the Side button on the right side, and at the same time, press the Volume Up button. This means, you need to press the side button and the volume up button at the same time and then release them.
Step 4: If the screenshot is taken successfully, the screen will flash quickly and you will hear the camera shutter sound (provided you enabled sound).
That’s it! Remember not to hold the Side and Volume Up button for too long. If pressed for too long, it could activate the “Slide to Power Off” screen and then the Emergency feature of iPhone. Instead, taking a screenshot on iPhone X or later requires a quick press and release of both buttons.
How to view, edit or share screenshot
Once you take a screenshot, a thumbnail (screenshot preview) will show up at the lower-left corner of your screen. You can open the screenshot by tapping the thumbnail, or dismiss it by swiping left. If you open the thumbnail, you will have the option to immediately share, edit or markup the screenshot.
You can also share and edit the screenshots later. All your screenshots are saved automatically in the Photos app. So, you can visit the Photos app anytime to view, edit and share a screenshot. To view and edit screenshots, follow the below steps:
Step 1: Launch the Photos app.
Step 2: Tap on Albums and then Screenshots.
Step 3: Now select the screenshot that you want to view, edit or share.
That’s it! You will have plenty of edit options, such as crop, add arrows and more. You can easily insert the screenshot into texts, email, and more by tapping the camera icon or using the edit option in apps such as Messages, Mail and more.
How to take a screenshot using Assistive Touch
Another way to take a screenshot on iPhone 11 and other recent iPhones is to use Assistive Touch. This option to take a screenshot comes in handy when one of your iPhone’s buttons is not working. To take screenshots using Assistive Touch follow the below steps:
Step 1: First you need to enable Assistive Touch. To do this, go to Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Assistive Touch and enable the option. Once you enable the feature, a semi-transparent button or the Assistive Touch button will show up on the screen. You can drag this button to any edge of the screen and it will stay there until you move it. You can use Siri to enable Assistive Touch as well.
Step 2: You now have to customize the button. To do this, tap the Assistive Touch icon and then select Customize Top Level Menu. Now select Screenshot from the list. The screenshot option is now added to the Assistive Touch Menu.
Step 3: You can also choose a way to take screenshots, such as double-tap the Assistive Touch button. Now that you have assigned a gesture to the Assistive Touch button, you just need to double tap the Assistive Touch button to take a screenshot.