how to take a screenshot on iphone

Screenshots from your iPhone are great for sharing moments from your favorite movies, high game results, chatting on social networks like Twitter or Facebook, bugs you want to report, and almost everything and everything you see on the screen. Traditionally, they were done by clicking both the Home and Power buttons. But for the iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR, the Home button is no longer present. How exactly do you capture the screen now?

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

Open the application or screen you want to capture.
Set everything exactly as you want it to be visible in the screenshot
Press and hold the side button on the right side of the iPhone X or iPhone XS or iPhone XR.
Click the volume up button at the same time. (Replaces the Home button step from previous iPhones.)
The screen will flash white and you will hear the camera shutter sound (if the sound is on).

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Warning! Do not hold the power and volume up buttons for too long, because the phone will then try to turn off the phone and show you the SOS emergency screen. If you hold down these keys even longer, the Emergency SOS system will go a step further and then start up and try to call your local emergency services, which is probably not what you would like to do by taking a screenshot. Simply, simply and quickly pressing the Power and Volume Up buttons simultaneously will take a screenshot without doing anything else.

After the screen flashes, in the lower left corner we will find a thumbnail of our screenshot. We can now do several things:

  • swipe left after the thumbnail – the screenshot will be saved in the device’s memory and the thumbnail will disappear;
  • press and hold the thumbnail – it will bring up a sharing card and you can send a screenshot directly to your friends or other application;
  • tap on the thumbnail – it will open an editing interface that allows you to add drawings and text using the Markings option (more on this below).

Moving, rubberizing, undoing and restoring changes

But what if we make a mistake and accidentally circle something that was to remain visible?

We can undo (or restore) the last change made thanks to the arrow icons in the upper right corner of the device.

We also have the Eraser and Lasso tool at our disposal. A small note here – the eraser does not work like a brush! It removes the entire layer, i.e. the entire line made without taking your finger off the screen.

The lasso is used to select objects drawn by us and move them to another place.

Creating a screen recording

You can record the iPhone screen along with the sound.
Go to Settings and tap on Control Center> Customize Tools, then tap + next to the Screen Record label.
Open the control center, tap the recording icon, then wait for the three-second countdown to finish.
To stop recording, open the control center and tap the red button. You can also tap the red status bar at the top of the screen, then tap Stop.


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