How to screenshot your iPhone

Taking a selfie on iPhone 13 Pro Max
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Screenshots from your iPhone are great for sharing moments from your favorite videos, high scores from your games, conversations on social networks, bugs you want to report, and almost anything and everything you see on your screen. 

Here's how to take screenshots on the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and all the way back to the iPhone 8 and earlier. Follow these easy steps to capture any screenshot off of your iPhone. 

How to take a screenshot on iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 12, and iPhone 12 Pro

How to take a screenshot on iPhone 13 and other models with FaceID

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Because iPhones with Face ID don't have a Home button, you have to use the side volume up button to take a screenshot instead.

  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 the iPhone with Face ID.
  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).
  6. Your screenshot will instantly appear in the bottom left corner of your screen. 

How to take a screenshot on iPhone SE (2022), iPhone 8 and earlier

All iPhones from the original released in 2007 through iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in 2017 all use exactly the same method to capture the screen. The same goes for the iPhone SE (2022), which also has Touch ID.

How to take a screenshot on iPhone with a Home button.

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  1. Open the app or screen you want to capture.
  2. Press and hold the Power button on the right side and click the Home button at the exact same time. (This helps to ensure you don't activate Touch ID or Siri by accident while trying to take your screenshot.)
  3. The screen will flash white and you'll hear the camera shutter sound (if your sound is enabled).
  4. If you're on iOS 10 or earlier, the screenshot will be saved to your All Photos album (or Camera Roll if you're not using iCloud Photo Library). If you're using iOS 11, this process will be slightly different.

How to view and edit screenshots

You can instantly view and edit your screenshot right after you snap it. A tiny version of your screenshot will instantly appear in the bottom left corner of your screen. 

  1.  Locate and tap your screenshot on the bottom left corner of your screen. 
  2.  Editor will instantly open. 
  3.  Edit your photo.  
  4.  You can share or delete your screenshot from this screen as well. 

Your screenshots will also automatically be saved in your Photos app and your screenshots album unless you opt to delete them immediately. 

  1. Open the Photos app.
  2. Your screenshot will be the last photo taken. 
  3. Or you can access all of your screenshots via your Screenshots album. 
  4. Select a screenshot to view, favorite, edit, or share. 

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You can also tap the camera icon or use the edit menu in apps like Messages or Mail to insert your screenshot into texts, email, and more.

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

These are the steps to capturing a screenshot on your iPhone, but if you're looking to capture a screenshot on your Apple Watch, iPad, Apple TV, or Mac, check out our other easy-to-follow How-to guides on those as well.

Ready to upgrade?

Are you still rocking an iPhone with a Home button, but are now considering something new? These are the best iPhones to choose from in 2022. With the greatly anticipated iPhone 14 on the horizon, you may want to hold out for its release. These are the biggest rumored changes if you're considering waiting for the newest flagship.

However, if you're in the market for a new iPhone right now, you can't do better than iPhone 13.

Updated August 2022: Updated for 2022 iPhones.

Nicolette Roux
Contributor

Nicolette is a freelance writer for iMore. She's been hooked on Apple products since she got the very first iPhone in 2007 and made the switch from PC to Mac in 2008 after inadvertently dousing her laptop with a hefty dose of water. A dedicated creative, Nicolette has had the pleasure of working with some of the top websites, studios, and brands in the industry throughout her career, and enjoys writing about all things: Apple, health, fitness, audio, and home. With over a decade of high-level experience as a health and fitness professional, Nicolette specializes in tech pertaining to the field. If she’s not working, you can find her sipping a glass of wine, enjoying a concert, or hanging with her family.

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