How to take a screenshot on your iPhone

Screenshots are useful. You can use them to show your grandparents how to use a new app. You can use them to send a snapshot of this strange error message to your company’s IT department. You can use them to capture your or someone else’s tweets before they get lost in the erasure black hole.

If you are using an iPhone, you will find that taking a screenshot is a very simple process. The process differs slightly depending on whether you’re using an iPhone with a Home button (like iPhone SE, iPhone 8, or another older model) or an iPhone without a home button (like iPhone XR, iPhone 11). or iPhone 12 series model).

  • If your iPhone doesn’t have a Home button, press the side button and the volume up button at the same time
  • If you have an iPhone with a Home button, press the side button and the Home button instead.
  • You will get a thumbnail of your screen in the lower left corner
  • Tap on the picture to enlarge it. Icons in the upper right corner allow you to delete or share it. There will also be editing tools below that will allow you to add or markup highlights. Click the plus sign in the lower right corner and you can add text, signature, arrows or various shapes.
  • When you’re done, tap “Done” in the upper left corner. You can save or delete the image in Photos, Files.

Once you take a screenshot on your iPhone, you can edit it.

Once you take a screenshot on your iPhone, you can edit it.

You can save your screenshot in Photos or Files.

You can save your screenshot in Photos or Files.

Update April 27, 2021 at 1:30 PM ET: This article was originally published on July 27, 2020 and has been updated to add information about taking a screenshot on an iPhone with a Home button.

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