Users take a screenshot as proof when they see any software error on their device; they can show this to the experts for further guidance. Capturing the screen has many other advantages for users. Many users have found that they are not able to take the screenshot on iPhone. Let’s check out various ways to fix the issue.
Screenshot Not working on iPhone or iPad? Tips to Fix the Issue
There can be many reasons why you cannot take screenshots on your iPhone or iPad. This troubleshooting guide includes software and hardware solutions to fix the issue.
- Charge your iPhone
- Force Restart your iPhone
- Use AssistiveTouch
- Use 3D Touch/Long Press to Take Screenshots
- Update iOS
Charge your iPhone
Many users have noticed that screenshot unresponsive problem occurs as their iPhone shows the low battery. The solution lies in the problem; connect your iPhone to the power source and wait until your device shows more than 60% battery status. If the traditional power source is not handy, you can use power banks, battery cases, or wireless chargers to charge your iPhone.
Force Restart your iPhone
Force restart can fix many petty issues on your iPhone. It quickly clears the cache; when you open many apps on your iPhone, they conflict with each other and look for more memory to use. This hampers you from taking screenshots. Quickly force reboot your iPhone to solve the issue.
On iPhone 8 and later: Press and release volume up button, press and release volume down button. Then, press and hold the side button until Apple logo appears.
On your iPhone 7/7 Plus: Press and hold the side and volume down buttons at once.
On your other iPhone and iPad: press and hold the home and ON/OFF buttons simultaneously.
AssistiveTouch has nearly replaced the physical home button on your iPhone. Though iPhone X doesn’t have any physical home button, this virtual button can perform a lot of other tasks. Moreover, this floating button on your screen always reminds you of the famous home button, which you may be missing. A better solution is to get a virtual home button on your iPhone, and then start taking screenshots without using any physical button.
Use 3D Touch/Long Press to Take Screenshots
3D Touch was first introduced in iPhone 6s, and then it has become a fixture in all the subsequent iPhones except for iPhone SE. 3D Touch combines the best of Apple’s hardware and software, and you can use this feature to take screenshots on your iPhone.
Settings → General → Accessibility → AssistiveTouch → 3D Touch → Screenshot.
Now when you long-press the AssistiveTouch button on your iPhone, it will take a screenshot. You have set command for AssistiveTouch button to take the screenshot when the button is long-pressed.
In case the issue is related to your software, you need to update your phone to the latest software version released from Apple.
Apart from the above issue, ReiBoot from Tenorshare can fix multiple other issues, provided you go for the pro version of the software. Taking screenshots is one of the essential tasks any user performs in a day.
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