How to Change Screenshot Settings iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you tired of the default screenshot settings on your iPhone? Do you want to customize your screenshots to better suit your needs?

Well, you’re in luck! In this article, we will guide you through the process of changing screenshot settings on your iPhone, allowing you to capture and save screenshots just the way you want them.

Step 1: Accessing the Settings

To begin, unlock your iPhone and navigate to the home screen. Locate and tap on the “Settings” app. This app is represented by a gray icon with gears on it.

Step 2: Finding the Screenshot Settings

Scroll down until you find the “General” option in the list of settings. Tap on it to open the general settings menu.

Once there, continue scrolling until you see “Screenshot” listed. Tap on it to access screenshot-specific settings.

Step 3: Adjusting Screenshot Options

You will now be presented with various options to customize how screenshots are taken and handled on your iPhone. Let’s explore some of these options:

  • Screenshot Preview: By default, a preview of the screenshot appears in a small thumbnail at the bottom left corner of your screen after capturing it. If you prefer not to see this preview, toggle off this option.
  • Screenshot Sound: Whenever you take a screenshot, your iPhone emits a shutter sound by default. If you find this sound annoying or unnecessary, simply toggle off this option to mute it.
  • Save Screenshots To: By default, all screenshots are saved to your Photos app. However, if you wish to save them elsewhere, such as iCloud Drive or other cloud storage services, tap on this option and select your preferred destination.
  • Keep Normal Photo: When this option is enabled, your iPhone saves a copy of the original screen before any edits or annotations are made. This can be useful if you want to compare the edited version with the original. Toggle this option on if you wish to keep a backup of the unedited screenshot.

Step 4: Taking Customized Screenshots

Now that you have adjusted your screenshot settings, it’s time to put them into action! To take a screenshot, simply press and hold the “Side” button (located on the right side of your iPhone) along with the “Volume Up” button (located on the left side). Release both buttons quickly, and you’ll hear a confirmation sound.


If you disabled the screenshot sound in Step 3, there won’t be any confirmation sound after capturing a screenshot.

Step 5: Viewing and Editing Screenshots

After capturing a screenshot, it will automatically appear as a thumbnail at the bottom left corner of your screen. You can tap on it to view and edit it immediately. Alternatively, you can access all your screenshots later by opening your Photos app and navigating to the “Screenshots” album.


You’ve successfully changed your iPhone’s screenshot settings! Now you can enjoy customized screenshots without any hassle.

Feel free to experiment with different options to find what works best for you. Happy capturing!

Remember, changing these settings won’t affect any existing screenshots on your device; it only modifies how future screenshots are captured and saved.

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