Screenshots are one of the most useful ways to save and share information on your iPhone. Whether you need to capture images or text, taking a screenshot is fast and easy across all models of iPhones.
In this tutorial, we will provide step-by-step instructions on how to take screenshots with an iPhone 12, 13, or 14. With our simple guide, anyone can master the art of taking screenshots in no time.
Taking a screenshot on an iPhone has remained the same for generations of the device up until the release of the iPhone X in 2017. A screenshot was instantly taken and stored in your gallery when you quickly pressed the power and home buttons together. For iPhones with the Touch ID home button, this is still the case.
The situation is a little different for iPhones with Apple’s Face ID and no home button, such as the iPhone 11, iPhone 12, iPhone 13 models, and most recent iPhone 14 models.
On the iPhone, follow these steps to snap a screenshot:
Steps to Take Screenshots on iPhone 12/13/14
Step 1: Navigate to the screen you want to capture.
Step 2: Press the Side button (located on the right side of your iPhone) and the Volume Up button (located on the left side of your iPhone) simultaneously.
Step 3: Release the buttons after you hear the camera shutter sound and see the screen flash.
Step 4: The screenshot will appear in the bottom-left corner of the screen.
Step 5: Tap the screenshot to open it and edit or share it with your friends or colleagues.
It’s important to note that if you have a case on your iPhone on 12/13/14, you might need to press the buttons a bit harder to take a screenshot.
You may also take a look at recording a call on your iPhone.
Take a screenshot with AssistiveTouch on iPhone 12/13/14
If you have difficulty pressing the Side button and Volume Up button simultaneously, you can use AssistiveTouch to take screenshots on your iPhone 12/13/14. Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Go to Settings > Accessibility > Touch > AssistiveTouch.
Step 2: Turn on AssistiveTouch.
Step 3: Tap Customize Top Level Menu.
Step 4: Tap the plus (+) icon to add a new action.
Step 5: Tap Screenshot from the list of actions.
Step 6: Tap Done.
Step 7: You can now take a screenshot by tapping the AssistiveTouch button, tapping Custom, and then tapping Screenshot.
How to edit screenshots on iPhone
Once you have taken a screenshot, you may want to edit it to highlight certain information or add annotations. The good news is that editing screenshots on your iPhone 12/13/14 is a simple process. Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Open the screenshot you want to edit.
Step 2: Tap the Edit button in the top-right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Use the tools at the bottom of the screen to edit your screenshot. You can add text, draw, crop, or add shapes to your screenshot.
Step 4: Once you are done editing your screenshot, tap Done.
Step 5: You can save your edited screenshot to your Camera Roll or share it with your friends or colleagues.