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How to take a screenshot on an iPhone

Screenshots from your iPhone are incredible useful for sharing moments from your favorite videos, conversations on social networks like Twitter or Facebook, bugs you want to report, and almost anything and everything you see on your screen.

How to take a screenshot on iPhone 11, 11 Pro, & 11 Pro Max

How to take a screenshot on iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max

Recent iPhones with Face ID don’t have a Home button you have to use the Side button to take a screenshot instead.

  • Open the app or screen you want to capture.
  • Set up everything for the shot.
  • Press and hold the Side button on the right side of the iPhone with Face ID.
  • Click the Volume Up button at the exact same time.
  • The screen will flash white and you’ll hear the camera shutter sound.

How to take a screenshot on iPhone 8 and earlier

Since the release of the first iPhone back in 2007 through iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple kept same method to capture the screen.
  • Open the app you want to screenshot and go to the exact screen you want to capture.
  • Press and hold the Power button on the right side and click the Home button at the exact same time.
  • The screen will flash white and you’ll hear the camera shutter sound.
  • If you’re on iOS 10 or earlier, the screenshot will be saved to your All Photos album (or Camera Roll if you’re not using iCloud Photo Library). If you’re using the iOS 11, this process will be slightly different.

screenshot on an iPhone

Using Instant Markup for screenshots

You can edit and markup your screenshot directly without having to go over to your Photo Library.

How to view and edit screenshots

Your screenshots will automatically be saved in your Photos app.

  • Open the Photos app from your Home screen.
  • Tap Albums.
  • Tap Screenshots.
  • Select a screenshot to view, favorite, edit, or share it.
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