How to Take Screenshots with the iPhone’s Voice Control

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Taking a screenshot using the physical buttons can be a literal pain if you have joint problems. That, plus messy fingers from cooking or being outside in the cold can make it hard to use to your hands to control the iPhone. For those times when using your hands isn’t an option, the iPhone’s Voice Control is a great alternative for taking screenshots. Here’s how to take a screenshot using Voice Control.

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First, you’ll need to make sure Voice Control is enabled in Settings. Once you’ve enabled Voice Control, follow these steps:

  1. You should see a blue microphone in the top right corner. If you don’t see the microphone, then quickly press the Home button three times or the Side button three times if there's no Home button.


     
  2. When you see the blue microphone, say, “Take screenshot” or “take a screenshot.”


     
  3. To view your screenshot, say, “Open Photos.” Your screenshot will be in the Screenshot and Recent albums.


     
  4. When you’re finished, you can press Home or Side button three times again to exit out of Voice Control.

    That’s how you take screenshots using Voice Control! We hope this helps you take screenshots more easily.
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Tamlin Day is a feature web writer for iPhone Life and a regular contributor to iPhone Life magazine. A prolific writer of tips, reviews, and in-depth guides, Tamlin has written hundreds of articles for iPhone Life. From iPhone settings to recommendations for the best iPhone-compatible gear to the latest Apple news, Tamlin's expertise covers a broad spectrum. 

Before joining iPhone Life, Tamlin received his BFA in Media & Communications as well as a BA in Graphic Design from Maharishi International University (MIU), where he edited MIU's literary journal, Meta-fore. With a passion for teaching, Tamlin has instructed young adults, college students, and adult learners on topics ranging from spoken word poetry to taking the perfect group selfie. Tamlin's first computer, a Radioshack Color Computer III, was given to him by his father. At 13, Tamlin built his first PC from spare parts. He is proud to put his passion for teaching and tech into practice as a writer and educator at iPhone Life.