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How to take a screenshot on iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone XR

Taking a screenshot on iPhone X
Taking a screenshot on iPhone X

Screenshots from your iPhone are great for sharing moments from your favorite videos, high scores from your games, conversations on social networks like Twitter or Facebook, bugs you want to report, and almost anything and everything you see on your screen. Traditionally, they were done by clicking on both the Home and Power buttons. But with iPhone X, and iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR,the Home button is no more. So, how exactly do you capture the screen now?

How to take a screenshot on iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone XR

  1. Open the app or screen you want to capture.
  2. Set up everything exactly the way you want it for the shot.
  3. Press and hold the Side button on the right side of iPhone X or iPhone XS or iPhone XR.
  4. Click the Volume Up button at the exact same time. (This replaces the Home button step from previous iPhones.)
  5. The screen will flash white and you'll hear the camera shutter sound (if your sound is enabled).

Once you've taken the screenshot, you can use all of the fancy new iOS markup features to annotate it instantly or share it immediately.

How to take screenshots with iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Mac

Updated October 2018: Included iPhone XR.

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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

5 Comments
  • How To Take A Screenshot With An iPhone X. That's better.
  • Yeah the wording of the title is really odd, it could've at least been "iPhone X: How to screenshot" or "How to screenshot on iPhone X", obviously this is treating screenshot as a verb (which some people do, it's the "in" thing these days I guess). Reading this title literally, it sounds like you're looking for a picture of the iPhone X and taking a screenshot of it with your existing device
  • I think it's Rene trying to channel an Apple marketing exec by willfully dismembering the Englisha language.
  • How to take a screenshot on your iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone XR: Grip it in one hand. Chances are that you'll take one by accident.
  • It's that easy? I won't get my Xs until Christmas, so I don't know for sure, but that seems a bit hyperbolic.