A simple way to screen shot on iphone is to press and hold the “Home” button and simultaneously press the “sleep/wake” button. A screenshot will be saved to your camera roll.
Ever thought of having a copy of what is on your iPhone or iPad screen? If you use these devices and want to have a copy of an open App, love to have a copy of a picture on a webpage, or want a screenshot of a browser page, this article will guide you.
One Button Alternative
A guest commenter, Ele, found an alternative to the “Home+Sleep” option to a screenshot. Her iPad case with keyboard placed a clasp over the “sleep” button making it inaccessible for capturing a screenshot.
Turning on an Accessibility Option in the General Settings creates a floating button on your screen that can be used to capture a screenshot without using the “Home” or “Sleep” buttons.
The floating button can be moved anywhere on your screen. When not in use it fades but never completely goes away. If it is over something else you want to touch on your screen, by touching and dragging the floating button, you can move it out of the way.
This floating button can be activated on either your iPhone or your iPad. The first set of pictures show the steps necessary to activate the floating button. (The pictures below are from my iPhone 4S. On my wife’s iPad the views are similar but not exactly the same).
Right Side+Volume Buttons” or “Home+Sleep”
A simple way to capture a screenshot of your iPhone or iPad is to press and hold the “Home” button and simultaneously press the “sleep/wake” button. A screenshot will be saved to your camera roll.
How to take a screen shot on your iphone x:
- press and hold the side button on the right side of your iphone.
- immediately click the volume up button on the left side, then release the buttons.
- A thumbnail of your screenshot appears in the lower left-corner of your iphone. tap the thumbnail to add drawing and text with mark up, or press and hold the thumbnail to share the screenshot. swipe left on the thumbnail to dismiss it.