How to Take Screenshot on iPhone Without Home and Power Button

Taking a screenshot is as easy as ABC, but not with a broken or damaged Home button. There is a number of users who use their iPhones without much care, and consequently, the hardware of iPhone malfunctions.

As a user, you know the value of the Home button; perhaps this would be the only button you are pressing at least hundred times in a day. And if the button doesn’t work properly, you are in the soup.

With this Home button, you can launch app switcher, reach the home screen from any other screen, if the Home button pressed concurrently with Sleep/Wake button, you could force restart your iPhone, and you can take the screenshot on your iPhone with this humble Home button.

So what is your next move if this multitasker Home button goes put on your iPhone? Well, you can use Assistive Touch option on your iPhone.

The AssistiveTouch creates a virtual Home button on your Home screen, and it performs in the same way as that physical Home button acts. Now, use this facility on your iPhone and take a screenshot.

How to Take iPhone Screenshot Without Home Button and Power Button Using AssistiveTouch

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone → Tap on Accessibility.

Tap on Settings then Accessibility on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Now tap on Touch. And then tap on AssistiveTouch.

Tap on Touch and Then Tap AssistiveTouch on iPhone

Step #3. Turn ON the Toggle Next to “AssistiveTouch” on iPhone.

Enable AssistiveTouch on iPhone

Once you follow the above steps, you can see a virtual button in a round shape on your iPhone screen. Tap on the button, and you will find options to operate your iPhone without using the Home button & sleep/wake (power) button.

Step #4. Tap on Virtual Button → Tap on Device.

Tap on Device in AssistiveTouch on iPhone

Step #5. Tap on More and then tap Screenshot.

Tap on More and Then Tap Screenshot in AssistiveTouch on iPhone

That’s done!

You have successfully snapped the screen on your iOS device without the help of physical buttons.

Over to you

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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.