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How to take a screenshot on your iPhone

Here’s how to take a quick screenshot of your iPhone screen

If you need to save whatever happens to be on your screen, there’s a very simple way to do that on an iPhone: take a screenshot.

Exactly how you do this depends on the model of iPhone you have, but the principle is always the same, with two buttons being pressed simultaneously. Here’s the rundown.

How to take a screenshot on an iPhone X or newer

For Apple’s more recent iPhones, you’ll need to press the ‘up’ volume button at the same time as the right side button. After you do this, a thumbnail snapshot should appear in the lower-left corner.

How to take a screenshot on an iPhone 6, 7 or 8

The method for taking a screen on Apple’s handsets with a dedicated home button is slightly different. In this case, you’ll need to press the home button at the same time as the right side button. A thumbnail will appear in the bottom corner of your screen if you’ve done it correctly.

How to take a screenshot on iPhone 5, SE or earlier 

Older models of the iPhone take a similar approach to above, but instead of pressing a right side button you’ll need to press the top power button simultaneously to the home button. Once more, a screenshot will appear if you’ve taken a screenshot.

Where to find your screenshot

Regardless of how you do it, the screenshot will have snapped whatever you have on your display. When the thumbnail of your image appears, you can tap it to open it. This will give you a set of tools to mark up or edit it before saving, or deleting. If you swipe the thumbnail instead of tapping it or wait for it to disappear on its own, the screenshot will be automatically saved on your camera roll.

If you want to find the screenshot, it’ll be in your Photos app in your main roll of pictures. If you specifically want to look at screenshots that you’ve taken, you can do this by going to Photos | Albums, then scrolling down to Media Types and selecting Screenshots.

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