How to Take Screenshot on iPhone Without Home and Power Button

So, what the physical buttons on your iPhone are not working effectively or you find it a bit difficult to press them? You can take screenshot on your iPhone even without Home button and side/power button. Jump over to this upfront guide to discover how it’s done!

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

As a user, you know the value of 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.

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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 screenshot.

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

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

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Tap on Settings Then General on Your iPhone

Step #2. Now tap on Accessibility.

Tap on Accessibility on iPhone

Step #3. Tap on “AssistiveTouch”.

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Step #4. Turn ON “AssistiveTouch”.

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 Home button & sleep/wake (power) button.

Step #5. Tap on Virtual Button.

Step #6. Tap on Device.

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Tap on Device in Assistive Touch on iPhoneStep #7. Tap on More.

Tap on More in AssistiveTouch on iPhone

Step #8. Tap on Screenshot.

Take iPhone Screenshot Without Home and Power Button

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That’s done!

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

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


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