How to Take Screenshot on iPhone and iPad

There are so 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 let you capture an error message you run into or something interesting you find online. The method to capture your screen varies among different models of iPhone and iPad with Face ID or Touch ID. So let’s have a closer look. 

How to Take a Screenshot on iPhone 11 Pro Max, X, Xs Max, and iPhone XR

Step #1. Be on the screen whose screenshot you want to take. It can be any app or even the home screen.

Step #2. Press the Side button from the right side and the Volume Up button from the left side at the same time.

Take Screenshot on iPhone X, Xs, and iPhone 11 Series

Step #3. Quickly let go of both buttons together.

Step #4. The full iPhone screen will flash white, and you will also hear a sound similar to the camera click.

Step #5. Next, you will see the screenshot thumbnail on the lower left of the screen. You can swipe it to the left to dismiss it. Or you may tap on it to edit, markup, etc. If you do nothing, it will automatically go away after a few seconds. The screenshot gets saved to the Photos app.

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 is how to grab a screenshot on these devices:

Step #1. Be on the screen whose screenshot you want to take. It can be any app or even the home screen.

Step #2. Press the Home button from the front side and the Side button from the right side (or top button) at the same time.

Capture Screenshot on iPhone SE 2020, iPhone 8, and Earlier

Step #3. Quickly release both the buttons together.

Step #4. The iPhone screen will flash white, and you will also hear a camera shutter sound.

Step #5. You will see a thumbnail on the lower-left side. You can tap and make edits. If you do nothing, the screenshot is automatically saved to Photos app 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 iPhone with Face ID.

Step #1. Press together the button on top and the Volume Up button on the right side on the iPad.

Capture Screenshot on iPad with Face ID

Step #2. Quickly release both the buttons.

Step #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 the Home button is similar to iPhones with the Home button. Here are the steps:

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

Take Screenshot on iPad with Touch ID

Step #2. Quickly release both the buttons.

Step #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 the Photos app in PNG format.

If you use iCloud Photos on your iOS and iPadOS device, then you will find these screenshots under All Photos. If you do not use iCloud Photos, it is named Recents.

When you scroll down the Albums section, you will also see an option called Screenshots. It has all the screenshots at one convenient place.

Pro Tip: You can also ask Siri ‘Show all my Screenshots.’

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 us using the comments section below.

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