How to Markup Screenshots on Your iPhone (UPDATED FOR iOS 12)

When you take a screenshot on an iPhone with iOS 12 or later, the screenshot appears in the lower left corner of the screen for a few seconds. If you want to use Apple's Markup feature on the screenshot, you can tap on the fleeting image to instantly make your changes, adding text, drawings, and more. If you accidentally took the screenshot, you can also immediately delete the image by tapping on it. Now we'll cover how to markup screenshots with iOS 12 on your iPhone below.

Related: How to Take a Screenshot on iPhone

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How to mark up Screenshots on your iPhone: 

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  • First, take a screenshot.
  • As soon as you do, a smaller version of it will appear in the lower left corner of the screen. Tap on it.
  • From here, you can use Markup on your screenshot.
  • At the bottom center of the screen, you’ll see six different tools: a pen, a marker, a pencil, an eraser, a selecting tool, and the color selection.

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  • At the bottom right of the screen is a plus sign in a circle; tap on it. Here you can insert Text, a Signature, or a Magnifier, which allows you to magnify a selected area of the image. You can also choose a square, circle, quote bubble, or arrow to place on the image.
  • At the bottom left of the screen is a Share icon, which allows you to instantly share the screenshot without necessarily saving it to your photos.

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  • When you’re finished marking up your screenshot, tap Done in the upper left corner.
  • You’ll have two options: Save to Photos and Delete Screenshot(s). Tap one.
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