How to Take a Screen Shot on iPhone with a Home Button
If you want to take a screenshot of an iPhone that has a Home button, then you’ll find the process to be super simple. In fact, 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 as long as they have a physical Home button to press.
Let’s jump right in and learn how get a picture of the devices screen captured:
How to Capture Screen Shots with iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, and earlier
To capture the screen shot of any iOS device with a Home button, 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, including iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus:
Here’s where the Power button and Home button are on the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G, and 2G:
The important thing to remember is that taking screenshots on any iPhone device with a Home button is the same, meaning all iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3g, and the original iPhone all take screenshots the same way. This is a process that is now different from the newest iPhone models without Home buttons, which rely on different screenshot methods instead. If you have a newer device, you can learn how to screenshot iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro max and how to take screenshots on iPhone X, XR, XS, XS Max, since those devices use the volume button rather than the Home button in the button combination pressing for snapping screenshots.
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.