How to Take a Screenshot on iPhone: Beginner’s Tip

New to iOS and wish to discover the ways to capture screenshot on iPhone? Follow this quick guide to get through. And yes, if you hate to mess with physical buttons and would rather want to go with a virtual button, there is a smart way to do that as well!

You may want to take a screenshot on your iPhone for numerous reasons. For instance, if you stumble upon something really fascinating and wish to show it to your friend, you would like to capture the screen. And, wouldn’t you want to snap the screen of your absolute domination at the top of the leaderboard to brag about your Midas touch?

New to Apple ecosystem? We have made this complete guide to take you through. To offer you a bit of sneak peak about what’s to come, you can screenshot your iOS device with or without the Home button. Even better, there is also an option for customization.

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How to Take a Screenshot on any Generation of iPhone

Even without the Home button, snapping screenshot on iPhone X, remains easy-going.

How to Take Screenshots On iPhone X

  • Simply click and release both, the side button and volume up button simultaneously to capture the screen.

How to Take a Screenshot on iPhone X

Take Screenshots on iPhone 8/8 Plus and Earlier Models

Capturing screenshots on iPhone 8 or earlier devices is quite upfront.

Just press and release the Home button and side button simultaneously.

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Take a Screenshot on iPhone 6, 6s, 7, 7 Plus, 8, and iPhone 8 PlusOn iPhone SE or earlier: Press and hold the Home button and top button at once and then release to capture the screen.

Take Screenshot on iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s, 5c, and iPhone SE

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Customize AssistiveTouch to Capture Screen A Lot Faster

You can also customize AssistiveTouch to make the process even easier. If you intend to use this highly user-friendly Accessibility feature regularly, it’s worth taking a look at.

Step #1. Open Settings app → Tap on General → Tap on Accessibility.

Tap on Settings then General then Accessibility on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Tap on AssistiveTouch and turn it on.

Enable Assistive Touch on iPhone

Step #3. Now, you can use custom actions to interact directly with the AssistiveTouch icon without needing to open the menu.

You have four options Single-Tap, Double-Tap, Long Press and 3D Touch to choose from. Select the preferred action as per your convenience.

AssistiveTouch Custom Actions Option

I’m going to select Double-Tap as it’s more straightforward. Then, choose what you want to do when you tap once on the icon. You have a number of options like Control Center, Mute, Multitasking and more. As per the topic, I select Screenshot.

Customize AssistiveTouch on iPhone X

From now onwards, you need to tap just tap once on the AssistiveTouch button to capture the screen. Isn’t it pretty simple?

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
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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