Taking a Screen Shot On Your iPhone or iPad

It is fairly simple to take a screen shot in iOS 11 on the iPhone or iPad, if you know the combination of buttons you need to press. With iOS 11, you can mark up or crop the screen shot and share it before saving it to your Photos library. Or, you can share it and skip saving a copy.

Comments: 7 Responses to “Taking a Screen Shot On Your iPhone or iPad”

    Jimmy
    2 years ago

    I like the new features in IOS11

    Jim L
    2 years ago

    On my iPhone 6 and my IPad, I use AssistiveTouch under Accessibility. By using customizing the Top Level Menu, I added Screenshot. I find it easier than having to press two buttons at the same time.

    Jim
    2 years ago

    Yes, these are nice features in iOS 11. But when Apple surreptitiously deletes important features in OS upgrades, users become very reluctant to upgrade. Example: from iOS 9 to 10 the ability to delete all messages in a mailbox was omitted without any advance warning from Apple. Now many iPhone users are running out of memory and their iPhones will be forceably obsoleted when available memory is gone. I don’t know whether that is planned obsolesce or negligence. But it’s a black mark.

    2 years ago

    Jim: Deleting messages in a mailbox would only be a problem if you are using old-fashion (very old at this point) POP email. Of course you’d have other problems if you are still using POP. With IMAP and similar systems (Gmail, iCloud, etc) email is a cloud service and it isn’t necessary to delete email at all. In fact, you don’t want to. I haven’t deleted email in 9 years. That’s 200,000 plus archived emails. The Mail app only shows my inbox and a fraction of the archive (but I can search them all) and it doesn’t use up that much space. Perhaps it is time to upgrade your email service?

    Patty Murphy
    2 years ago

    Thanks for the video on “screenshots” – very helpful.

    Wendy Farkas
    2 years ago

    I can’t figure out where I’m going wrong. Sometimes when I press the Home and Sleep/Wake key on my 6 (v11.2.2), I invoke Siri; sometimes I reboot; rarely do I hit the sweet spot of timing and manage to get my screen shot. When I do, it’s great to have the new image editing features. What am I missing, I wonder?

    2 years ago

    Wendy: If you are invoking Siri or rebooting, then you are holding way too long. You just need a quick press (less than a second) of both buttons at the same time and then release. The screenshot is taken after you release. So it sounds like you are holding one or both and waiting. Don’t wait. Just press and release both at the same time.

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