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iPhone Screenshot

July 30, 2023

Taking a screenshot on an iPhone depends on the specific model of phone and the device due to the differences in physical buttons.

How to take a screenshot on any iPhone

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For iPhones with Face ID (iPhone X and later models such as iPhone 12, iPhone 11, iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max):

  1. Locate the Side button on the right side of your iPhone and the Volume Up button on the left side.
  2. Briefly press and hold these two buttons simultaneously. Make sure you quickly release both buttons after pressing to avoid other functionalities like triggering Siri or turning off your phone.
  3. Once done, you'll hear the camera shutter sound (if your sound is on), and a thumbnail of the screenshot will appear in the lower-left corner of the screen.

For iPhones with a Home button (iPhone 8 and earlier models, including iPhone SE):

  1. Find the Home button on the front of your iPhone and the Top or Side button.
  2. Press and hold these two buttons at the same time, then quickly release.
  3. Like with newer models, you'll hear a camera shutter sound (if your sound is on), and a thumbnail preview of the screenshot will appear in the bottom-left corner of your screen.

Accessing and Editing Your Screenshot:

  1. You can tap on the thumbnail to open and edit the screenshot immediately, or swipe it left to dismiss it.
  2. If you don't open the screenshot right away, it will be saved to the "Screenshots" album in your Photos app.
  3. You can then open the Photos app, find the screenshot, and tap on it to view or edit.

Remember, the specific buttons to press may differ based on the iPhone model you're using.

FAQ

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What's the simplest method to take an iPhone screenshot?

The most straightforward way to take a screenshot on an iPhone is by pressing the Side button (located on the right side of the iPhone) and tapping the Volume Up button together.

Can you guide me on how to take a screenshot on an iPhone 11?

To screenshot on an iPhone 11, press the Side button and the Volume Up button simultaneously.

Where are the screenshots stored on my iPhone?

Screenshots and videos taken on your iPhone are automatically saved to the Photos app, specifically in the "Screenshots" album page.

Can you list the shortcuts for taking a screenshot on an iPhone?

For iPhone models without a Home button, press the Side button and the Volume Up button simultaneously. If you have an older iPhone model with a Home button, press the Home button and the Side (or Top) button at the same time.

How can I capture a screenshot on my iPhone?

By pressing the Side button and the Volume Up button together, you can capture a screenshot on your iPhone.

How does one perform a screen shot?

The process for taking a screen shot varies based on the device. On most iPhones, press the Side button and the Volume Up button simultaneously.

What steps should I follow to screenshot on Apple devices?

For Apple devices like iPhones without a Home button, press the Side button and the Volume Up button together. For older iPhone models with a Home button, press the Home button and the Side or Top button together. On a MacBook, press Shift + Command + 3.

How do I take screenshots on my MacBook Air?

On your MacBook Air, press Shift + Command + 3 for a full-screen screenshot, or Shift + Command + 4 if you want to capture an image of a specific portion of the screen.

What are the two techniques to screenshot on an iPhone?

One technique is to press the Side button and Volume Up button together. Another method, available on iPhones with iOS 14 or later, is to utilize the Back Tap feature. You can configure this feature to take a screenshot when you double or triple tap the back of your iPhone.

What is the process to screenshot on an iPhone 12?

To take a screenshot on an iPhone 12, press the Side button and the Volume Up button at the same time.

Is there a more straightforward way to take a screenshot on an iPhone?

Yes, if you're using an iPhone running iOS 14 or later, you can use the Back Tap feature. You can set this up to take a screenshot when you double or triple tap the back of your iPhone.

How can I assign the screenshot function to a tap on my iPhone?

This can be configured in the Settings app. Navigate to "Accessibility," then "Touch," and finally "Back Tap." Here, you can choose either double or triple tap, and then assign the "Screenshot" action to it.

What is the method to take a screen shot?

The method to take a screen shot depends on your device. For most iPhones, press the Side button and Volume Up button together. For Android devices, typically you press the Power button and Volume Down button together. On a computer, the method can vary based on the operating system.

What is the power button?

The power button, also known as the side button on newer iPhone models, is a physical button typically found on the right side of the device. It's used to wake your iPhone or put it to sleep, and also to turn the device on or off. Additionally, it's used in combination with the volume button to take screenshots on newer iPhone models.

What is Touch ID and is it a button?

Touch ID is a fingerprint recognition feature designed and released by Apple Inc. It is not a button itself, but it is located in the Home button on certain iPhone models (iPhone 5s to iPhone 8/8 Plus and the original iPhone SE). It allows users to unlock their device, make purchases in the various Apple digital media stores, and authenticate Apple Pay online or in apps.

What is a Face ID press?

"Face ID press" refers to the use of the Side button to activate Face ID, which is a facial recognition system designed by Apple. It's not a button itself, but instead, Face ID uses the TrueDepth camera system housed in the notch at the top of the screen. It was introduced with the iPhone X and has been a feature on all new iPhones since then. Face ID lets you unlock your iPhone securely using facial recognition.

How to Screen Record on iPhone?

Creating a screen recording on an iPhone is a straightforward process. Here's how to accomplish it:

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For iPhones running iOS 11 and later versions:

  1. Navigate to the 'Settings' app on your iPhone.
  2. Scroll until you find 'Control Center' and tap on it.
  3. Subsequently, tap on 'Customize Controls.'
  4. Look for 'Screen Recording' in the list and tap the '+' symbol next to it. This will ensure that Screen Recording is added to your Control Center.

Once Screen Recording is available in your Control Center, you can initiate a recording as follows:

  1. Swipe upwards from the bottom edge of your screen (or downwards from the upper-right corner for iPhone models that utilize Face ID) to bring up the Control Center.
  2. Within the Control Center, locate a button symbolized by a solid circle, which represents 'Record.' Tap on this button to commence recording.
  3. A countdown will appear, after which your iPhone model will begin capturing all activity on your screen.
  4. During the screen recording, a red indicator will appear in the status bar at the top of your screen.
  5. When you're ready to conclude the recording, tap the red status bar, then confirm your choice in the pop-up window, or revisit the Control Center and tap the 'Record' button once more.
  6. The recording will automatically save to your Camera Roll in the Photos app, mimicking the sound of a camera shutter as it does so. Here, you can view, modify, or share the recording as you please.

Note that by default, the screen recording function does not capture audio. If you wish to include audio in your screen recording, you can enable this by performing a long press on the 'Record' button in the Control Center. Subsequently, tap 'Microphone On' before initiating the recording. This process is the same across all iPhone models, regardless of whether they use Touch ID or Face ID for identification.

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