How to take a screenshot on iPhone X, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr

How to take a screenshot on any iPhone

As the iPhone is improving, and the need to make and send a screenshot on the iPhone is still a pressing problem Moreover, many still do not know how to do it, especially on new phones 🙂 Of course, there are fewer buttons, but on the other hand, to take a screenshot has become much easier, but let's go in order.

How to take a screenshot on a new iPhone

Taking a picture on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max

Exactly the same as on previous iPhone models, where there is no "Home" button anymore. To take a screenshot on the new iPhone, you need to press 2 buttons at the same time - sound harder and turn off the phone. Look at the image.

Taking a picture on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max

That's it. The screenshot is ready, now there are 2 options to choose from:

  • Save it to the photostream
  • Edit it, then send it through social networks and don't save it, so as not to clutter up the photo.

Taking a screenshot on iPhone X and iPhone XS, XR is easy

A screenshot is probably the most popular function among owners of Apple devices. In all the younger models, before the appearance of iPhone X, this action was performed by pressing two keys simultaneously: Home и Power. Despite the fact that the company's new iPhone X has undergone significant changes, it is as easy to take a screenshot as in previous models. Since all the new phones from Apple: iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone Xr have no "Home" button, the The screenshot is performed by pressing the other two buttons - Power and Louder - at the same time.

How to take a screenshot on iPhone X, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr

How to take a screenshot on an old iPhone

On older iPhones that have a Home button, the screenshot is made a little differently than on newer iPhones. To do this, you need to press the Home and Off buttons at the same time. See the description below.

Taking a screenshot on iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6 and their modifications

In order to take a screenshot on older models of Apple phones, when there was still a Home button - a physical button that could be pressed. So, to take a screenshot, it is enough to simultaneously press the Home (the physical button) and Power (iPhone off) buttons, which were usually on top, but in the new models have been moved to the right side of the phone. See the screenshot.

How to take a screenshot in old iPhones 6, 7, 5, 4

Screenshot on very old iPhone 5, iPhone 4 models

The difference from later models is that the OFF/OFF button is not on the side, but on top of the phone.

And the combination of buttons is the same: simultaneous pressing the Home button and Power button creates a screenshot of the phone screen.

What buttons to use to take a screenshot on the iPhone

To take a screenshot, simply click on the right side at the same time Power key and on the left volume up button. The procedure in this case is as follows:

  • You open on the iPhone screen the information you want to take a screenshot of.
  • Press the lock button and the "Louder" button at the same time and hold it down - exactly at the same time, it takes a little skill.
  • The white flash on the iPhone screen and the characteristic click of the camera will be an indication that a screenshot has been taken.
  • Immediately an image will appear in the bottom corner on the left. You can immediately edit the screenshot on your iPhone by adding text, highlighting something, showing an arrow or circling it, and then saving it or sending it to your messenger or email.

All screenshots are stored in the Photos app. To find them, you need to log in to the application, select "Albums" and in the "Screenshots" folder you will find all the screenshots you have ever taken on your phone. The most recent screenshots will always be at the bottom of the screen. The screenshot will be duplicated in the regular photo gallery.

Why take a screenshot on an iPhone at all?

A screenshot is one way of sharing information.

For example, you can use a screenshot to send some funny message or a picture you saw on Instagram or Facebook. It's a little faster than saving a picture to your phone.

You can also use a screenshot to share various useful information, for example, if you see a recipe or a cool song - take a screenshot and send it to a friend, or save it to go back to it later. That's handy. Don't forget to clear your phone from screenshots. For this purpose, Apple has specially invented a separate section in the Photos app for screenshots, it is called "Screenshots". Go there from time to time and clean up unnecessary screenshots. As you can see, I have already accumulated a sufficient number of them.

app photo screen shots section

How to use AssistiveTouch to take a screenshot

Like previous models, iPhone X has the AssistiveTouch universal access feature. Its functionality is configurable from the "Top Level Menu". With this virtual button, you can not only control the smartphone, but also take a screenshot. To do this, you need to activate it. To do this, go to the system settings, then "Basic" and open "Universal access". In the list, find the option AssistiveTouch and turn the switch to the "on" position. After that, a round button will appear on the display, which can be easily moved to any place on the screen on the iPhone.

Using AssistiveTouch to create a screenshot

Now you can control the device without using physical buttons. And to take a screenshot in the dialog box, press the "Device" button, then "More" and "Screenshot". You'll see the analog of the home button disappear briefly from the screen on your iPhone and a screenshot will be taken.

The AssistiveTouch icon does not spoil the image, as it simply does not get into the screenshot, so there is no need to disable this feature. 

How to take a screenshot on iPhone Xr

It is done in exactly the same way - with two buttons: "off" and "volume up". Bingo)

And as a bonus.

How Apple Pay is invoked on the iPhone X and iPhone XS

Now Apple Pay is not called by double-tapping the Home button, simply because there is no Home button. But a double quick press on the Power button (turn on, turn off the phone). No thanks)



  1. Thank you for a helpful and interesting article!

    People who have been using smartphones of this manufacturer for a long time, no doubt understand how to save a screenshot. The combination has always been the same, though the location of the keys used has changed. Nettle on the iPhone 5S phone, in order for you to take a screenshot, it was necessary to press the Home button not the Power button, which turns on / off the smartphone

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