How to take screenshot in iphone

How to take screenshot in iphone.In the course of your days you will often have read a funny message and want to share it with your friends or want to take a picture of the screen for the most disparate reasons. Well, if you still can’t figure out how to capture the image on the display and take a screenshot with  iPhone, you are in the right place.

Taking a  screenshot is  actually a snapshot of the image on the screen, a real snapshot that we can edit, save in the gallery or share with our friends.

Taking a screenshot on iPhone is a very simple procedure which however finds a distinction in the iPhone model in your possession. Before starting with our guide, it is necessary to understand which iPhone model you have, to understand if your device is still equipped with the physical home button or not.

Once you have ascertained the smartphone model in your possession, you can take a screenshot as follows:

  • iPhone with physical Home button : Press the physical Home buttons and right screen unlock together
  • iPhone without physical Home button : Press the right screen unlock and volume + buttons together

How to take a screenshot In iPhone

With this simple procedure, our smartphone will emit a sound similar to that of a camera shutter and at the bottom left you can see a small preview of the capture made. If you do not perform any action, the smartphone will automatically save the screenshot in the Photos app .

However, you can go and make some changes to the screenshot before saving it or forwarding it to your friends. Thanks to the tools made available by Apple, in fact, just press on the small preview at the bottom left to access the actual editor which consists of many tools such as pencils, markers, brushes and much more. Once finished, you can press the end button to save the edited screenshot or use the share button at the bottom left to send it to your friends or colleagues.

Some time ago, we saw together how to photograph the PC screen in order to make screenshots to share on the web, show to friends or bring to the attention of colleagues. This practice, however, is not reserved only for the world of computers: it is also available on mobile phones, where it can be used to show the operation of an app, share one’s home screen in public or to report errors / malfunctions to technical assistance services. . So here I am, ready to offer you a new tutorial and to explain how to photograph the iPhone screen , which is one of the most popular smartphones in the world and – like all the latest generation phones – includes a practical function to “immortalize” everything. happens on the screen.

If you need to take a screenshot on your “iPhone by”, then take five minutes of free time and read the instructions below: in no time you will learn how to take “pictures” to the iOS home screen, to the apps that you have installed on your iPhone and any other content that “passes” through your phone screen. The procedure is extremely intuitive and is common to all iPhone models and all iOS versions, you will be amazed by its disarming simplicity!

How do you say? Do you already know how to take screenshots on iPhone but can no longer do it because the Home button is broken? Do you need to “photograph” a web page in its entirety and you don’t know which app to rely on? Do not worry, during the guide I will also deal with these aspects. But now let’s proceed in order and start with the simplest things.


  • Take screenshots on an iPhone
  • Take screenshots on an iPhone without using physical buttons
  • Photographing web pages on iPhone
  • Merge screenshots on iPhone

Take screenshots on iPhone/How to take screenshot in iphone

As I told you, contrary to what you might think, the procedure to follow to be able to photograph the iPhone screen is very simple, perhaps too much. In fact, all you have to do is press two buttons. More precisely, just press the Home button at the same time (the one located in the center, under the smartphone screen) and the power button which is located at the top right in iPhone models equal to or less than 5s and on the right side of the terminal in iPhone models equal to or higher than 6. The correct execution of the command is underlined by the reproduction of a sound that simulates the photographic shot and by the fact that the screen becomes completely white for an instant.

Screenshots can be captured not only on the main screen of the iPhone, but also in all applications and games run on it. The command always works.

All captured screenshots are saved in the Photos app , as is the case for all “normal” photos taken with the mobile phone’s camera. If you want to view only the screenshots and not the rest of the photos you took with the iPhone, select the Albums tab of the photo app and tap the Snapshots album .

It should be noted that starting from iOS 11, once taken, the photos taken on the iPhone screen are shown in miniature in the lower left corner of the device display and by pressing on them it is possible to view them in an enlarged manner and immediately access the tool. editing screenshots.

Using the editing tool you can edit your screenshots as you see fit using the appropriate tools on the screen. More precisely, you have at your disposal the pen tool and the pencil tool , a highlighter , an eraser and a selection tool as well as a selector for the colors to use for the strokes. All the changes made can be eventually canceled or added again using the arrow keys at the top right.

By pressing instead on + (plus symbol) at the bottom right you can add a text , a signature or enlarge a certain portion of the screen captured by inserting a lens . You can also add additional elements such as squares , circles , speech bubbles and arrows . I also point out that if you need you can zoom the screen captured using the classic pinch to zoom.

If you have made more than one screenshot, you can also make multiple changes simultaneously by scrolling through the various screens attached to the editor and selecting from time to time the one you are interested in acting on.

When you are satisfied with the changes made, stop on the End item at the top left and then on Save to Photo to save everything in the roll or press the sharing symbol at the bottom, always on the left, to share all the screenshots taken in other apps, to print them, to save them in the File app and to perform various other “import” operations.

If you do not want to intervene on all the screenshots taken but only on some, remember to deselect them when sharing. If, on the other hand, you have changed your mind and want to delete the captured screenshots, always stop on Finish but, in this case, choose Delete screenshot .

If you don’t care about making any changes to the image, just ignore the preview, it will disappear by itself after a few moments. If it really bothers you and you are not willing to wait any longer, you can also remove it “manually” by pressing on it and, continuing to hold down, quickly dragging it to the left.

Take screenshots on an iPhone without using physical buttons

Can’t take screenshots on your iPhone anymore because one of the keys on your phone got damaged? Don’t despair! By going to the iOS settings and activating the AssistiveTouch function you can take snapshots of the iPhone screen using a convenient virtual button.

To be even more precise, what you need to do is go to the iOS Settings section  (by pressing the gear icon on the home screen), go to General> Accessibility> AssistiveTouch and activate the lever for the AssistiveTouch function .

When the operation is complete, press the virtual button that appears on the iPhone screen, select the Device> Other items from the menu that opens and tap the Snapshot button to capture the screenshot.

As for the operations of saving, modifying and sharing the captured screenshots, the same indications apply that I have already given you a few lines above, when I explained to you how to capture screenshots on the iPhone using the classic combination of physical keys.

Photographing web pages on iPhone

A few lines above I told you that it is possible to take a picture of the iPhone screen under any circumstances, regardless of the apps or games open, but let’s say you wanted to take a screenshot of a web page. Trying to press Home + Power in Safari, only the portion of the same displayed on the iPhone screen including the browser toolbar would be photographed and not the web page in its entirety.

So how do you make a screenshot of the whole page, without toolbar or other disturbing elements? The answer is simple and it’s called Awesome Screenshot . What exactly is it about? I’ll explain it to you right away!

Awesome Screenshot is a free iPhone app that allows you to capture entire web pages (for their entire length, not just the part displayed on the screen) as an image. It can be used in standard mode or as an extension for Safari, but the latter mode is not recommended as it is prone to frequent crashes.

To use Awesome Screenshot in standard mode, start the application, paste the address of the Web page you intend to “capture” in the bar at the top and press the Go button to start the creation of the screenshot.

Subsequently, tap on the Full page icon located at the top right of the screen that opens, add (if you want) some annotations or arrows to your snapshot and press first on the green check mark and then on Save to save the image in the iOS Camera Roll.

When Awesome Screenshot asks you for permission to access the photos, answer affirmatively, otherwise it will not be able to save screenshots in the Photos application (and more precisely in the album titled Awesome Screenshot ).

If, on the other hand, you want to use Awesome Screenshot to edit the screenshots made previously with your iPhone (not necessarily those relating to web pages), start the app, press the icon located in the center of the screen and select the image to retouch.

Alternatively, you can contact Annotable , an application that allows you to customize screenshots made on the iPhone with writings, arrows, blur effects (to obscure sensitive information) and other very useful tools. It can be downloaded for free, but some functions can only be unlocked by making in-app purchases: unlocking the individual tools costs € 2.29, while the entire set of tools available in the app costs € 10.99.

Merge iPhone screenshots

Have you captured two or more screenshots related to a discussion on WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger? Would you like to combine them into a single image? Then trust Tailor . It is an application that automatically recognizes the screenshots in the iOS roll and merges those that match each other. It’s free, but it stamps a watermark (i.e. a logo) on the images it joins. To remove this limitation, you need to purchase the full version of the app, which costs 3.49 euros.

Using Tailor is really a breeze, all you have to do is start the app, give it permission to access the iOS photos and select the screenshots to merge (which will be recognized automatically). When the operation is complete, press the Share button and choose whether to save the image in the iOS roll (by pressing the Save image button ) or whether to share it in another application by selecting its icon in the menu that opens.

Another excellent app that allows you to merge screenshots on iPhone (both vertically and horizontally) is LongScreen , which costs € 3.49 but justifies its price with a series of really interesting features: first of all it allows you to merge any type screenshots, not just those that match each other; then it offers the possibility to “clean” the status bar of the iPhone by removing the name of the telephone operator, the percentage of battery charge and the time (replacing them with predefined information) and allows you to frame the screenshots in graphical representations of the ‘iPhone.

Using LongScreen is extremely intuitive. After starting the application and allowing it to access the iOS roll, select the screenshots to merge, set the horizontal or vertical alignment of the images using the appropriate icons located at the top and press the Merge button .

In the screen that opens, tap on the magic wand icon and set the spacing that must elapse between one screenshot and the other ( padding ), choose whether to activate the “cleaning” of the status bar ( clean up status bar ), set the type of tiling to be used for images and choose whether to adopt an iPhone-shaped frame ( space gray or silver ).

Once you have set all your preferences, press the arrow icon located at the bottom left and choose whether to save the final image in the iOS roll ( Save image ) or whether to share it in other apps by selecting their icons from the menu that opens .


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