How to take a screenshot on an iPhone
Taking a screenshot on your iPhone is easy, intuitive, and surprisingly useful. Here’s how to do it.
Sometimes you just want to capture the precise moment on your iPhone display as quickly and efficiently as possible, whether it’s an important message, an item on a shopping website, a big moment in a game, or something else.
For such moments where time is of the essence and you don’t have time to enter convoluted sharing screens, a screenshot is ideal. Here’s how to capture, edit, and share a screenshot on your iPhone, whatever the model.
What we used
- We used the iPhone 13 Pro, but these methods will work on any iPhone
The Short Version
- On an iPhone with Face ID
- On an iPhone with a Home button
- Review, edit and share your screenshot
On an iPhone with face ID
To take a screenshot with a modern iPhone with a display notch and no home button, quickly press and release the Side button and Volume up button together.
You should hear a camera shutter noise, and a thumbnail of the screenshot will appear in the bottom left corner of the screen.
On an iPhone with a Home button
To take a screenshot on an older-type iPhone with a home button, quickly press and release the Side or Top button and the Home button together.
As above, you should hear a camera shutter noise, and a thumbnail of the screenshot will appear in the bottom left corner of the screen.
Review, edit and share your screenshot
Tap the thumbnail that appears when you take a screenshot, and you’ll be taken to an edit screen where you can crop, annotate (using the pen tools along the bottom), and share (via the icon in the top-right) your snap.
If you missed your opportunity to tap the thumbnail, simply head into Photos, find the screenshot, and tap Edit in the top right corner.
If you have no intention of editing or sharing your screenshot straight away, simply swipe the thumbnail away.
If your screenshot has been lost among a bunch of real photos in the Photos app, enter the app and head to Albums > Media Types > Screenshots.