Taking a Screenshot On Your iPhone or iPad

It is fairly easy to grab a screenshot of your iPhone or iPad if you know how. You've got to press the two physical buttons on your iOS device at the same time. This puts a copy of the screen into your Camera Roll in your Photos app. From there you can share it various ways. You can also attach a copy of the screenshot to an email message.

Comments: 16 Responses to “Taking a Screenshot On Your iPhone or iPad”

    Richard Fuhr
    4 years ago

    For taking screen shots, note that the sleep/wake button is also on the side (instead of at the top) of the iPhone 6 and the iPad Air.

      4 years ago

      It is on the side of the iPhone 6, but it is on the top of the iPad Air 1 and iPad Air 2.

        Richard Fuhr
        4 years ago

        My mistake. You’re right about the iPad Air models. And thanks for the video. Being able to take screen shots is very useful.

    Roylyn Parks
    4 years ago

    Thank you so much, Gary. I love your informative videos!

    Nancy Russel
    4 years ago

    Clever and presentation was clear. Thank you. Definitely liked it.

    Jimmy
    4 years ago

    This is such an awesome tip. And so simple. Thanks for helping my love affair with all my Apple devices.

    Jean
    4 years ago

    Did you know that if you’re on the phone and have the camera icon open and try to raise or lower your volume, it takes a picture instead? Somewhat off topic but strange enough to bring up here

      4 years ago

      Yes, the volume control acts has a shutter release button. Has for several versions of OS X. Handy if you want to operate your iPhone as a camera without having to find the shuttle button on the screen while looking elsewhere. It works with the volume control on the earbud cable too.

    Barry
    4 years ago

    This is not working for me. iOS 8.3 on iPhone 6. Nothing happens when I press the 2 buttons simultaneously. Any ideas?

      4 years ago

      Did you check in your Camera Roll to make sure it really isn’t working? Otherwise, you may want to have your iPhone looked at.

        Barry
        4 years ago

        Definitely not showing in the Camera Roll. And I hear no noise indicating the screen is being captured – nothing. Are there any settings associated with this functionality? Could an app I’ve installed be interfering somehow?

          Barry
          4 years ago

          It seems others are reporting inability to do this as well. Possibly a bug?

            4 years ago

            I don’t think it is possible for an app to interfere with that. Not sure what could be causing this very basic function to not work.

    MsM
    4 years ago

    I love this hint. I use it all the time on my ipod and ipad to save confirmations and reservations so I do not need wifi to access. Makes a good reference too.

    Linda Lyn
    4 years ago

    This is a very quick results for me
    I have fellow your teaching videos.
    I’m a slow learner
    But this it trun out to be right every time.
    Thank you Gary.

    Kaybird
    4 years ago

    Thank you, thank you, thank you; I welcome any other simple, quick tips you have up your sleeve.

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