With or without homepage button.
Whether you just bought your first iPhone or have used one since the home button was clicked, there is one thing you might not know: how to take a screenshot. But we are here to help, no matter what iPhone model you use. This is how you do it.
iPhone 8 or older
If you have an iPhone with a home button, use that button to take a screenshot. Simply hold the home button and the power button for one or two seconds and release. Your iPhone will blink and make a click (if audio is turned on) and the screenshot will be recorded.
The iPhone SE has an “old” iPhone design, so it functions the same as the iPhone 8. Press the home and power button for a second or two and your screenshot will appear in the lower left corner of the screen.
iPhone X or newer
The latest iPhone no longer has a home button, so the method of taking screenshots has changed. Instead of using the home button, you press and hold the volume up button and the power button together, then release. Your iPhone will blink and buzz, and your screen will be taken.
Apple doesn’t offer shortcuts for taking screenshots on iOS properly, but you can add them if you want. To find it, open Settings, then General> Accessibility. Scroll down to AssistiveTouch. Activate it and a small circle will appear on your home screen that contains shortcuts to various actions, one of which will take a screenshot. (The options will initially be on the second page of the Device menu, but you can adjust them in the Settings tab.) Then, when you want to take a screenshot, you only need to open the menu on the screen and tap the screenshot icon. And don’t worry, it won’t catch a Touch Touch overlay with it.
You can choose to add a screenshot of the shortcut to your home screen through AssistiveTouch.
Sadly, Apple hasn’t taught Siri to take screenshots, so handsfree is meaningless. Instead, Siri will tell you how to take a screenshot with your cellphone when you say, “Hi Siri, take a screenshot.” But we still emphasize that Siri-enabled screenshotting is enabled in future updates.
Editing (iOS 10 and earlier)
After taking a screenshot, you might want to edit or share it. To do this on an iPhone that hasn’t gone through the iOS 10 update, open the Apple Photos app and find it at the top of your camera roll. Tapping on a thumbnail will open it and the Edit button will let you cut, mark and adjust as needed. Then press Done to save it.
The screenshot editing tool is very powerful and intuitive.
Editing (iOS 11 and later)
Apple introduced a new screenshot interface on iOS 11, and this is very good. When you take a screenshot, a small thumbnail will appear in the lower left corner. You can wait for it to disappear or swipe, but if you want to act on the screenshot as soon as you snap, you can tap it to be taken directly to the editing interface. Inside you will be able to crop and mark your images and share them, with the option to delete them when you are finished so as not to mess up your camera roll.