How to Do Screenshot on iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Want to capture a screenshot on your iPhone? We’ve got you covered!

Whether you want to save a memorable conversation, capture an app bug, or simply share something interesting with your friends, taking a screenshot is the way to go. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the step-by-step process of taking a screenshot on your iPhone.

Step 1: Locate the Buttons

The first step is to locate the buttons required for taking a screenshot. On most iPhone models, including the latest ones like iPhone X and later, you need to simultaneously press the Side button (previously known as the Sleep/Wake button) and the Volume Up button. On older models with a physical home button, you’ll need to press the Home button and the Side button.

Step 2: Prepare Your Screen

Make sure that whatever you want to capture is displayed on your screen. Ensure that there are no pop-up notifications or sensitive information visible in your screenshot. You can also adjust the brightness or volume settings if needed.

Step 3: Take the Screenshot

Once you’ve located the buttons and prepared your screen, it’s time to take the actual screenshot. Press and hold both buttons simultaneously for just a moment.

You should see a quick flash on your screen accompanied by a camera shutter sound (if enabled). Congratulations! You have successfully taken a screenshot on your iPhone.


If you accidentally trigger Siri or any other action while pressing the buttons, don’t worry! Just try again until you get it right.

Step 4: Access Your Screenshot

Your iPhone automatically saves the captured screenshot to your Photos app. To access your screenshot, simply open the Photos app and navigate to the Screenshots album. Alternatively, you can also access your most recent screenshot by swiping left on the preview that appears briefly at the bottom-left corner of your screen right after taking a screenshot.

Step 5: Edit and Share Your Screenshot (Optional)

If you want to make any edits or share your screenshot directly after capturing it, you can do so using the built-in editing and sharing features of the Photos app. Tap on your desired screenshot in the Screenshots album, then tap on the Edit button at the top-right corner of your screen.

From here, you can crop, annotate, add text, or make other adjustments to your screenshot. Once you’re satisfied with the changes, tap on Done. To share your edited screenshot, tap on the Share button and choose from various sharing options like Messages, Mail, AirDrop, etc.


The editing options may vary slightly depending on your iPhone model and iOS version.

In Conclusion

Taking a screenshot on an iPhone is a simple yet powerful feature that comes in handy for various purposes. Whether you need to capture important information or share something interesting with others, knowing how to take a screenshot is essential. Follow the steps outlined in this tutorial and start capturing those memorable moments effortlessly!

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