How to take a screenshot on iOS

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Taking a screenshot can be a really useful aid to productivity, for example for sharing information, capturing an important detail on screen, or using an image instead of words to help clarify something. But different devices have different approaches to this, which can be a little confusing.

So this guide is all about how to take a screenshot on iOS, to help you make the most out of your Apple device. Read on for some tips, tricks, and guidance.

iPhone or iPad?

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Taking a screenshot on any iOS device is relatively straightforward, but they aren't all the same. There are differences depending on whether your device has a home button, or Face ID. Or if it uses Touch ID, and where your power button is located.

Luckily, we are going to explain all the different ways to take a screenshot, so you can find the method which works for your device.

So without further ado, here is everything you need to know.

How to take a screenshot on iOS

iPhone models with Face ID:

  • Short press the Volume Up and Side buttons at the same time.
  • After you release the buttons, a screenshot is taken
  • A thumbnail will appear in the bottom left corner of the screen. You can either tap it to edit it, or swipe left to dismiss it.
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iPhone models with Touch ID and Side button:

  • Short press both the Home button and the Side button at the same time.
  • After you release the buttons, a screenshot is taken.
  • A thumbnail will appear in the bottom left corner of the screen. You can either tap it to edit it, or swipe left to dismiss it.
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iPhone models with Touch ID and Top button:

  • Short press the Top button and Home button at the same time.
  • After you release the buttons, a screenshot is taken.
  • A thumbnail will appear in the bottom left corner of the screen. You can either tap it to edit it, or swipe left to dismiss it..
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iPad models with a Home button:

  • Short press the Top button and the Home button at the same time
  • After you release the buttons, a screenshot is taken.
  • A thumbnail will appear in the bottom left corner of the screen. You can either tap it to edit it, or swipe left to dismiss it.
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iPad models without a Home button:

  • Short press the Top button and the Volume Up button at the same time
  • After you release the buttons, a screenshot is taken.
  • A thumbnail will appear in the bottom left corner of the screen. You can either tap it to edit it, or swipe left to dismiss it.
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And there you have it. How to take a screenshot on iOS devices.

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