Taking screenshots on iPhone has long been a piece of cake. And, I think most of you would be fully aware of the simple method. But I’m sure very few folks would be aware of the multiple ways of capturing screens on iOS devices.

Did you know that you could snap screenshots even without using buttons on your iPhone and iPad? Though this method can be handy for everyone, the people who are unable to press buttons would find it spot on. Besides, it can be a lifesaver when the physical buttons stop working properly or become too cold to press!

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How to Take a Screenshot on iPhone

How to Take a Screenshot on iPhone

How to Take Screenshots of iPhone 8/8 Plus and Earlier, iPad, and iPod

Capturing screenshots on iPhone 8 or earlier devices is quite upfront. There are two easy methods to get the work done faster;

Just press the Home button and power button or top sleep/wake button at once to snap the screen. Alternately, you can press and hold the Top or Side button. Then, immediately click the Home button and release the Top or Side button.

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How to Take Screenshots On iPhone X

Snapping screenshots on iPhone X is a tad different. Simply, press and hold the Side button on the right side of your smartphone. Next, quickly press the Volume up button on the left side, then release the buttons.

How to Take a Screenshot on iPhone X

How to Take Screenshots on iPhone, iPad, and iPod without Using Buttons

Hidden a bit deep in Settings is “AssistiveTouch” that’s enormously helpful for people who have difficulty in pressing buttons. That aside, it also allows you to reboot your device, adjust volume and more without using buttons.

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device → Tap on General.

Tap on Setting then General in iOS 11 on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on Accessibility → Tap on AssistiveTouch.

Tap on Assistive Touch on iPhone X

Step #3. Turn on the switch next to AssistiveTouch.

Enable Asssitive Touch on iPhone X

Step #4. Now, a tiny button will appear on the screen. Head over to the screen you wish to capture. Then, tap on the button.

Tap on Assistive Touch Button on iPhone X

Step #5. Next up, tap on Device.

Tap on Device in Assistive Touch on iPhone X

Step #6. Up next, tap on More button. Finally, tap on the Screenshot button to snap the screen.

Take Screenshots on iPhone X Without using Buttons

In iOS 11, a thumbnail of your screenshot will show up in the bottom left corner.

You can tap the thumbnail to edit your screenshots using several impressive tools. You will also just press and hold the thumbnail to share the screenshot. Or just swipe left on the thumbnail to put it away.

How to Access Screenshots on iPhone and iPad

iOS has a separate album called “Screenshot” wherein you will find all of your shots.

Step #1. Open Photos app on your iOS device.

Step #2. Now, tap on Albums tab at the bottom → Next, tap Screenshots.

How to Use Screenshot Markup Tool in iOS 11 or Later

With iOS 11 or later, you can use Markup tool to adorn your screenshots to your best liking. Jump over to this complete guide to beautify your shots.

That’s pretty much it!

Over to you

So, now you know how to arrest your favorite screens. Have any question? Feel free to shoot it up in the comments.

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Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.