How to Crop a Screenshot on iPhone before Saving or Sharing

Reduce clutter and avoid duplicate images with this iOS screenshot shortcut.

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Can't get an image or meme to download? Want to share content but crop out private info? Take a screenshot and crop it before you save it! We'll walk you through how to crop a screenshot on iPhone and then save, share, or delete the image afterward.

Related: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer (Mac, PC, iCloud & AirDrop)

Why You’ll Love This Tip

  • Reduce clutter by cropping and sharing screenshots without saving them to your iPhone. 
  • Avoid duplicates by cropping an iPhone screenshot before saving it.

How to Crop a Screenshot before Saving or Sharing

If you need a reminder on how to do a screenshot on an iPhone, review those steps first and then come back and give this a try! For more iPhone tips and tricks, sign up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter.

Here's how to crop a screenshot on your iPhone:

  1. Take a screenshot of the content you want to save or share. 
  2. Tap the thumbnail image that immediately appears in the lower-left corner of your screen.
  3. Tap and drag the white frame around your photo from any of the bold side or corner bars to crop out unwanted information. 

  4. If you want to share your screenshot, tap the Share icon

  5. Select your preferred app, such as Mail or Messages, and follow the on-screen prompts to share the screenshot.

  6. If you'd like to save your screenshot or delete it, tap Done.

  7. To save your screenshot to your Photos Library, tap Save to Photos

  8. To save your screenshot to a document folder, tap Save to Files

  9. Select the document folder you wish to save your screenshot in, and follow the on-screen prompts to save the screenshot.
  10. To delete your screenshot without saving, tap Delete Screenshot

This simple screenshot shortcut will help you make your screenshot cropping, saving, and sharing much more efficient.

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Ashleigh Page

Ashleigh Page is an Associate Editor for iPhone Life. With a background in computer science and creative writing, she loves blending aspects of the technical and creative. An avid technology enthusiast, she adores Apple products and keeping up with the latest innovations. When she’s not working, Ashleigh is often found crafting whimsical (and sometimes nonsensical) short stories, hiking, and playing sand volleyball.