How to take a screenshot on iPhone and iPad (Updated for iPhone 13)

How to take a screenshot on iPhone and iPad

There are many instances when you may need to take a screenshot on your iPhone or iPad. For example, although you can save all your message conversations, a screenshot can help you keep just a specific part of a chat.

Further, it can help capture an error message you run into, or an interesting bit of information you find online.

The method to capture your screen varies among different models of iPhone and iPad with Face ID or Touch ID. Let’s take a closer look.

How to take a Screenshot on iPhone 13, 12, 11, and X Series iPhones

  1. Start on the screen you want to capture as a screenshot. It can be any app, or even the home screen.
  2. Press the Side button on the right side and the Volume Up button on the left side at the same time.

    Take Screenshot on iPhone X, Xs, and iPhone 11 Series
  3. Quickly let go of both buttons together.
  4. Your iPhone’s screen will flash white, and you’ll also hear a sound similar to the camera click if Silent Mode is off.
  5. Next, you’ll see the screenshot thumbnail on the lower left of the screen. You can swipe it to the left (or ignore it) to dismiss it. Or you may tap on it to apply edits, markup, etc. If you do nothing, it will automatically go away after a few seconds. The screenshot gets saved to Photos under the Screenshots album.

How to take a screenshot on iPhone SE 2020, iPhone 8, and earlier

The second-generation iPhone SE, iPhone 8, and all earlier models like iPhone 7, 6, 5, etc., have a Home button on the front side. Here’s how to grab a screenshot on these devices:

  1. Start on the screen you want to capture as a screenshot. It can be any app, or even the home screen.
  2. Press the Home button on the front side and the Side button on the right side (or top button) at the same time.

    Capture Screenshot on iPhone SE 2020, iPhone 8, and Earlier
  3. Quickly release both buttons.
  4. The iPhone screen will flash white, and you’ll also hear a camera shutter sound if Silent Mode isn’t enabled.
  5. You will see a thumbnail on the lower-left side. You can tap it to make edits. If you do nothing, the screenshot is automatically saved to Photos on your iPhone.

How to take a screenshot on iPad with Face ID

Modern high-end iPads have Face ID. These devices have thin edge-to-edge bezels, and thus, no Home button. Therefore the method to take a screenshot is almost the same as an iPhone with Face ID.

  1. Press the button on top and the Volume Up button on the right side on the iPad at the same time.

    Capture Screenshot on iPad with Face ID
  2. Quickly release both buttons.
  3. The screen will flash, and you will hear a shutter sound. The screenshot thumbnail will appear in the lower-left corner. You can tap on it to make edits or markup. Swipe left to dismiss it immediately.

How to take a screenshot on iPad with Touch ID

The method to take a screenshot on an iPad with a Home button is similar to iPhones with Home buttons. Here are the steps:

  1. Press the button on top and the Home button at the same time.

    Take Screenshot on iPad with Touch ID
  2. Quickly release both buttons.
  3. The iPad screen will flash, and you will hear a camera shutter sound. You can tap on it or swipe left to dismiss.

View screenshots on iPhone and iPad

The screenshots you take on your iPhone and iPad are saved automatically to Photos in PNG format.

If you use iCloud Photos on your iOS and iPadOS devices, you’ll find these screenshots under All Photos. If you don’t use iCloud Photos, it’s named Recents.

When you scroll down to the Albums section, you’ll also see an option called Screenshots. It collects all the screenshots and displays them to you in one convenient place.

Tip: You can also ask Siri to “Show all my Screenshots.”

Video: How to take a screenshot on iPhone and iPad

Summing Up…

So this is how you can capture screenshots on your iPhone and iPad, no matter which model you own. For iPod Touch, the process is the same as for iPads with the Home button.

Next, you may like to learn how to take a screenshot on the iPhone and iPad without using the home and power button. If you have any other questions, please reach out to us using the comments section below. We’ll do our best to help you!

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