How to Take a Screen Shot on iPhone
Taking a screenshot using an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad is really easy, and the process is the same on all devices regardless of which model it is. Let’s jump right in and learn how get a picture of the devices screen.
Capturing an iPhone Screen Shot
To capture the screen shot of an iOS device, just do the following:
- Press the Power button and Home button simultaneously
- When the screen flashes, a screenshot has taken of whatever is on screen in iOS
You just need to give a quick simultaneous press to both the Power and Home buttons, the screen shot is obvious because the iPhone or iPad screen flashes and a sound effect is made when it is successfully captured.
Your screenshots will automatically be stored in your iPhone Photos app. To view them, simply tap on Photos and you’ll find the screenshot at the very end of your Camera Roll or Albums view in Photos.
If you’re confused, just refer to the images in this post which will demonstrate where you can see the Power and Home button highlighted. The Power button is on the side of new iPhone models and the top of older iPhone models, where as the Home button is located on the bottom of all devices in the middle.
This is where the Power button and Home buttons are on new model iPhones, anything newer than iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus:
Here’s where the Power button and Home button are on the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G, and 2G:
I know this may seem like a beginner tip, but I was just asked how to do this the other day by someone who I would consider extremely technically savvy, so perhaps it’s not as widely known as it should be especially for recent iPhone converts. I run into the question of how to Print Screen on a Mac rather frequently too, but while the Mac may require a key combo to remember, iOS is even easier. This is in contrast to older versions of Android which, apparently, involves installing the SDK first… hmm, that was changed in newer versions however, so no matter what type of device you have it’s pretty easy to take pictures of the screen nowadays.