Using a few useful shortcuts, Apple has made it incredibly simple to snap screenshot on your iPhone or iPad. The buttons you need to hit to take a screenshot of your screen vary depending on the gadget you’re using. This short tutorial will show you how to take a picture of anything that could be visible on your screen right now.
Enabling you to tweak it before sharing it on social networks, sending it through email, or just saving it to your own picture album. These techniques work with both older iOS phones and tablets with home buttons and Apple Touch ID as well as the newest Apple devices with Apple Face ID.
Taking a screenshot on your iPhone
iPhone with Face ID
By simultaneously pressing the Top power button and the Volume Up button on the side of your iPhone, as shown in the image below, you can take a screenshot if you are using one of Apple’s more recent iPhones with Face ID facial recognition technology.
Just push them both together, then swiftly let go. A thumbnail of your screen capture will then show up in the bottom left-hand corner of your iPhone’s display. Then, just tap on the thumbnail to edit this screenshot. You’ll be presented with a new editing screen and a selection of several editing tools. Allowing you to quickly crop out any unwanted portions of your image, like the Apple header and possibly the footer, leaving it beautifully organized and prepared for sharing or publishing right from your iPhone or iPad. How to mirror your screen might be something else that interests you.
By swiping left on the thumbnail, you can save the screenshot you just took directly to your iPhone’s photo library if you’d rather use a different editing programme on your laptop, MacBook, PC, or Mac.
iPhone with Touch ID and side button
To take a screenshot on an iPhone with Touch ID fingerprint biometric technology, press the Side button and the Home button together and quickly release, as indicated in the image above. Once again you will see a thumbnail image appear in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen which can be tapped to enter the editing mode or simply save the image to your photo library by swiping left as before.
IPhones with Touch ID and top button
If your iPhone has Touch ID and the power button is on the top of the device, press the Top power button and the Home button simultaneously to take a screenshot. When you quickly release them, a thumbnail will appear in the bottom left corner of your screen. You can tap it to launch the editing program, or you can swipe right to save the photo to your photo library.
Capturing screenshots on iPads
iPad without a Home button
Simply press the Top and Volume Up buttons simultaneously and quickly release to take a screenshot of your current screen on an iPad without a Home button. The screenshot will look like the one shown above. A thumbnail image, just like on other iOS devices, will show up in the bottom left corner of your screen. You can tap it to launch the editing mode or swipe left to save it to your photo library.
iPad with a Home button
If your iPad has a Home button, you can take a screenshot by simultaneously pressing the Top and Home buttons and quickly releasing them, as shown in the image above. Your screen will show a thumbnail in the bottom left corner, which you can tap to edit or swipe left to save to your photo library.
Where are iOS screen shots saved?
If you capture screenshots on a regular basis you can view them in your main Library > All Photos album or going to the Albums icon and “Screenshots” album listed under Media Types at the bottom of your iPhone’s Albums page.