A screenshot or screenshot is a file with a picture that completely copies the state of the device’s screen at a particular point in time. A screenshot can be taken on any smart device. So, in previous articles we already talked about how to take a screenshot on Android and a smartphone from Samsung. In the same article, we will talk about iPhone. Here you can learn how to take a screenshot on iPhone. The manual will be universal and suitable for most iPhone models, be it iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s, 6, 6s, 7, 8 or iPhone X / XS / XR. Surely, this instruction will remain relevant after the release of the next generation iPhone.
Screenshot on old iPhone with the Home button
The way screenshots are taken on the iPhone differs depending on the model. If you use a model that is equipped with a Home button under the screen, then in order to take a screenshot you need to simultaneously press and release two keys: the power key and the Home key.
The power button can be located both not on the top and on the side of the device. This does not change the key combination, in both cases, in order to take a screenshot you need to hold down the power and Home keys.
The moment you release these keys, a screenshot will be taken and saved in the Photos application. In the future, you can work with this image as with any other image. For example, it can be mailed.
It should be noted that when creating a screenshot, the iPhone emits a characteristic sound, similar to the sound of a triggered camera, if you take a lot of screenshots and this sound annoys you, then you can turn off the sound of the call and the pictures will be created silently.
Screenshot on the new iPhone X
iPhone X (as well as XS and XR) did not receive the “Home” button, which previously always should be placed under the device’s screen. In this regard, many key combinations have changed in these models. In particular, the key combination for taking screenshots has also changed.
If you are one of the iPhone models described, then in order to take a screenshot you need to simultaneously press the side button, which is located on the right side of the device, and the volume up button, which is located on the left side of the device. After pressing, both buttons must be immediately released.
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After pressing these keys, a screenshot will be received and saved in the Photos application.
How to take a picture without using keys
Also on iPhone you can take a screenshot without using hardware keys. This method will be convenient for you if one of the buttons does not work for you or it is simply difficult for you to press these two buttons at the same time.
In order to take a screenshot on an iPhone without using keys, you need to enable a function called AssistiveTouch. To do this, go to the device settings and go to the “General” section.
Then open the section “Universal Access”.
Next, go to the AssistiveTouch settings.
And enable this feature.
As a result, a small round button will appear on the screen, which can be moved around the screen anywhere. In order to take a screenshot without using hardware buttons, you need to click on this round button and select “Device. Screenshot”. It should be noted that when creating a screenshot in this way, the AssistiveTouch menu will not get into the frame.
Where to look for screenshots taken
After you press the desired key combination and take a screenshot, it is saved in the standard “Photos” application. You can find the icon of this application on the iPhone desktop.
In order to find the screen made earlier, open the Photos application and go to the Albums tab. Here in the Screenshots album will be stored all the screenshots that you took.
In the “Photos” application, you can send a screenshot to another application or edit it right here (“Change” button).