Sharing screenshots from your iPhone is one of the most intuitive ways of getting a message across. It could be a photo, a shot from a video, or just whatever is on your screen. Of course, the fundamental thing you need for that is the knowledge of clicking a screenshot of your iPhone display. On Android, it is rather simple. But with the inclusion of the new iPhone line-ups in the Apple iOS lounge, some things have changed. The basic functionality has not been affected, but some shortcuts that earlier worked, now don’t. Here’s how you do it, across the several iOS-powered devices that Apple has brought to the market.
How to take a screenshot on the iPhone X, Xr, Xs, and Xs Max?
The latest and greatest iPhones to launch this year and the year before took a significant step when they boldly made a statement by removing the Home button from their devices. The above-mentioned ‘flagship’ iPhones no longer support the Home button. Apple labeled their decision of removing a rather important component of the iPhone as “Courageous,” stating that it takes courage to do something the world isn’t yet shifting towards.
Home button on the iPhones played a total of three roles. It was the back button to exit apps, it had embedded Touch-ID sensor which we all came to love over time as it got better, faster, and more reliable, and it was the one way to access your app switch drawer, activate Siri, and refresh the iPhone. With its removal, it was no bummer that there had to be a new way of taking screenshots on the new flagships of the trillion dollar company. Here’s how:-
- Press and hold the power button (also called the Siri activating button). Don’t keep it for too long.
- While holding the right button, press and release the ‘Volume up’ button. Release the buttons as soon as a ‘Screen Capture’ animation appears.
- The screenshot but shortened can be viewed in the bottom left corner of the screen. To further edit it or mark something, you can tap on the small thumbnail and choose the edit options.
Taking a screenshot on your iPhone 8, 8 Plus, 7 Plus, and earlier models including the iPads and iPods
- Hold power on button down for slightly longer.
- Simultaneously press the Home button, while still holding power on.
- Voila, you’ve captured a screenshot and can edit it the same way.
Accessing these screenshots is incredibly easy as all you have to do is visit the Photos application on your Home screen (considering you’re on iOS 9 or newer). Going into the Albums and tapping on Screenshots should help you access all the screenshots you’ve ever taken on your iOS device. Like many other Android devices, taking a screenshot on your iOS isn’t tough. But you do need to know the process of doing it. Over time, it comes to you as second nature. The captured screenshot is saved as an a.PNG file. This helps as it is easier to edit quickly, add, or mark-up the photograph and share it along.