3 Ways to Capture a Screenshot on iPhone

By Lois Green, Tuesday, June 7, 2016

As soon as we speak of how to screenshot on iPhone, I believe that the method - press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on the top side of your iPhone, then immediately press and release the Home button - comes across your mind at the very first moment. That is because most people get used to capturing the screen on iOS device in this way, which is really an easy and simple means. 

Sure, this is a very primary method, but will wear out the two buttons. If you are a fan of Apple device and pay attention to some news related to Apple device, you will notice that there are some screenshots including the iPhone itself as if they were captured by another cell phone. You may wonder how they did it, and jump into a conclusion that those are made up by PhotoShop or other image editing software. Come on, don't be silly. You can also take such cool screenshots as easy as pie. Now, let me show you some different ways to take a screenshot of iPhone.

Screenshot iPhone


Part 1: Press and Hold Sleep/Wake and Home Buttons to Screenshot

In case that some people don't know how to capture screenshots in this primary way, I'd like to mention it again.

Step 1. Go to the exact screen you want to screenshot. (Arrange everything exactly the way you want to see it in the screenshot.)

Step 2. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and then quickly press and release the Home button. (This helps ensure you don't activate Touch ID or Siri by accident while trying to take your screenshot.)

Step 3. The screen will flash white, you'll hear the camera shutter sound, and the screenshot will be saved to your All Photos album (or Camera Roll if you're not using iCloud Photo Library).

Press and Hold Sleep/Wake and Home Buttons to Screenshot


Part 2: Use the Assistive Touch Floating Button to Screenshot

If you get used to the method mentioned above, now perhaps you should be concerned with the two buttons, for the first method will wear out buttons. We recommend you the second method, which is much more convenient and will help you get rid of such misgivings.

Step 1. Go to "Settings" > "General" > "Accessibility" > "Assistive Touch", please enable it, and then a floating spot will appear on the screen.

Assistive Touch


Step 2. Tap "Customize Top Level Menu". There will be some icons on the screen, and you can tap any icon to change. Click on one of them and select "Screenshot". After that, you can tap on the floating button and check for the screenshot icon. You will now be able to tap the icon and screenshot on iPhone.

iPhone Screenshot Shortcut


Part 3: Use Screenshot Maker Pro to Screenshot

Wonder how to take a screenshot with iPhone itself? With Screenshot Maker Pro, make it by yourself. This app frames your photographs or videos with devices such as iPhone, iPad and iMac or MacBook making screenshots become much more beautiful and superior.

Nonetheless, I prefer to describe Screenshot Maker Pro as a tool to "make" screenshots instead of words like "take" or "capture". It is because it decorates the images already taken and saved in Camera Roll with templates. There are some options, such as shadow, display reflection, ground reflection and 3D background. It is outputted in the PNG format so that it may be easy to process it by PhotoShop, iMovie etc. You can capture screenshots by methods above and then use Screenshot Maker Pro to make it more awesome!

Note that users are allowed to save 3 images per day for free on Screenshot Maker Pro. However, you can change the time settings of your iPhone as to avoid the limitations.

Use Screenshot Maker Pro to Screenshot


Experience is the best teacher! Give it a try! With the introduced means, you may now capture screenshots and share with your friends in an easier way! We sincerely hope that this post will be helpful for you. If you have any good ideas, welcome to leave you words below.

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