How to take a screenshot on my iPhone?

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Just like computers, it is possible to take a screenshot on iOS. Mastering this feature on iPhone will allow you to “save” your iPhone screen to your Photos album as it was when it was captured.

This screenshot feature is available on all iPhone versions except the first one. The maneuver is very simple, but changes depending on your model. You will usually only need to press two separate buttons for a few seconds and then release.

Also note that the screenshot works on other devices running iOS, such as an iPad, or an iPod touch.


Take a Screenshot on iPhone X, iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs

  1. Position yourself on what you want to capture: a photo, a paused video, a software page, a website, messages...

  2. Press the button at the same time On/Standby as well as the buttonincrease in volume, then release the buttons.

  3. Your iPhone screen will then display a short white flash, as well as a cadre containing your screenshot at the bottom left of the screen.

  4. Briefly press this frame if you want to add drawings or text using the features ofAnnotation from your iPhone.

  5. Long press it to share your screenshot.


Take a Screenshot on iPhone 8 or Earlier

  1. Position yourself on what you want to capture: a photo, a paused video, a software page, a website, messages...

  2. Press the button at the same time On/Standby and the home button, then release the buttons.

  3. Your iPhone screen will then display a short white flash, as well as a cadre containing your screenshot at the bottom left of the screen.

  4. Briefly press this frame if you want to add drawings or text using the features ofAnnotation from your iPhone.

  5. Long press it to share your screenshot.

Keep in mind that iPhone screenshot captures everything you see on the screen.

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