How to Take a Screenshot on iPhone

There are a million reasons you might want to take a screenshot on your iPhone. Sometimes I’ll take a screenshot of a recipe or a block of text I want to save. If you can’t figure out how to save a photo, taking a screenshot is another way to save it to your Photos app. Overall, it’s iPhone 101. Every iPhone user should know how to take a screenshot, so we’ll cover it below.

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How to Take a Screenshot on iPhone

This is one thing that hasn’t changed much through the iterations of iPhone and iOS.

  • Locate your Sleep/Wake button.
  • Depending on the model of iPhone, your Sleep/Wake button may be at the top of your phone (older models) or on the right side of it (newer models).
  • To take a screenshot, simultaneously click both your Sleep/Wake and Home button.

  • The screen will flash, letting you know a screenshot was taken.
  • Open your Photos app to see the screenshot you just took.


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Alex is marketing consultant, regular contributor to the Huffington Post, and the host of a web series called Social Good Now, where he highlights social issues through short animated videos. Formerly, he was a Marketing Exec at Cisco, and Editor in Chief of iPhone Life magazine. His projects have been featured on TEDx Houston, CNN, TIME, ABC News, CBS, Univision, Fast Company, and the Huffington Post.