Have the iPhone you have, so you can take screenshots — 2022

Taking a screenshot on an iPhone, which is a screenshot or screenshot, can be tremendously useful at many times. Either because you can't save an image by default, because you want to share a specific part of a website, an application or for any other reason. That is why in this article we show you how to take screenshots on iOS, regardless of the iPhone you have. In addition to that we will explain it to you with different methods that will allow you to make captures in different ways or in different formats.

Screenshots on iOS

Given the usefulness of screenshots or screenshots, it is important to keep in mind that there are always different methods depending on the iPhone you have. This is because there are several models that have buttons, but in other cases this type of button is not available. That is why below we are going to specify at all times the steps that you are going to have to follow in order to have the best screenshot in your storage.

On iPhone with button at the top

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Here are included the iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5c, 5s and SE 1st generation . To proceed to make a capture in them, you simply have to press the top button and home button at the same time and as soon as you see a sound or the screenshot appear, you can release. In this case, the experience can change with respect to the rest of the models when it comes to showing an animation when a screenshot is obtained.

On iPhone with Home button and side button

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We include here the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus and SE 2nd generation. The way to make a capture in these is by pressing the right side button and the Home button at the same time. Once the typical capture sound is emitted or the corresponding visual effect appears, you can release the buttons.

On iPhone without Home button

Screenshot on iOS

For iPhones that have a 'notch' and you want to take a screenshot, you must press volume up button and right side button at the same time. When the sound and visual effect appears on the screen you can release these buttons.

On older iPhones

In other older iPhone this functionality is not available, since it is quite recent in terms of iOS versions. But this does not mean that there are some applications in the App Store or in Cydia, in case you have jailbroken, that can supply this function that is found natively in the iPhone models that we have previously commented on. But there is a problem, and it is that being really old it has some limitations that are relevant.

Developers typically remove support from their apps for older versions of iOS. That is why we will see how many applications are completely incompatible with the iPhone you have old. This is something that you will always have to take into account, and that will mean that in these old computers, you will not be able to have this feature that can be crucial for many people.

Make a capture to a document or complete web

There are times when a simple screenshot does not help us to show all the content we want. However, an option has been added so that applications such as PDF document readers and web pages can take a full screen capture of all content. To do this, you must follow the same steps that are followed to take a normal screenshot. Only that when you have captured it and you enter the options at the end (we discussed it in the last section of this article) you will be able to find the possibility of saving the screenshot of the entire page without having to take different screenshots of each of the pages. screen regions.

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New way to take screenshots from iOS 14

There is a new way to take this type of screenshots on those iPhones that have a version equal to or later than iOS 14 and is a recent iPhone. It's not really a function designed for everyone, since it's included in the device's accessibility settings, but it can be useful to many people just the same. It consists of making two or three touches on the back of the device so that the capture is done by itself, although for this it must have been previously configured by following these steps:

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  • Opens Settings .
  • and a Accessibility .
  • Click on Play .
  • Scroll down and select play back .
  • Choose now if you want to capture with one or two taps. Once you enter the corresponding menu, you will see a multitude of options, among which is Screenshot.

Now you only have to tap your finger two or three times on the back of your iPhone, depending on what you selected before. In principle this works better if you don't have a cover, although it is also possible to do it if it is not too thick.

Another way to capture with Assistive Touch

In the iPhone there is a functionality designed for people with certain vision problems or similar, but nevertheless it is accessible to anyone who wants it. This is Assistive Touch, which serves as virtual button to access all kinds of shortcuts on the device. To do this you must go to Settings> General> Accessibility and then enter into Assistive Touch. Once you have it activated, you will find multiple options that can be configured, although the one that interests us for this task is to take screenshots.

You'll see the option to customize the floating menu, create new gestures, and more. The option to add screenshots to this virtual button is found within the custom actions , which are divided into the following three:

  • single press
  • double click
  • long press

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Add the function of capturing the screen wherever you see fit and you will always have it accessible to take a screenshot whenever you want. It should be noted that it is possible to make this virtual button itself not visible when you make the capture, so it is extremely interesting if you do not want it to cover the content that you want to show in said image.

What to do with the catch afterwards

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Once you have made the capture, it is time to know what to do with it. You will have noticed that when it is done it appears in miniature in the bottom left of your screen. If you swipe this window to the left or wait several seconds, it will disappear and you'll have to go to the Photos app to find it. However, it is possible to make certain modifications in it before saving it.

As soon as the screenshot is on the screen, you can click on it and an editor will open, in which you can do certain actions such as delete it, share it or paint over it . The latter, painting, can be very useful to make certain indications such as underlining a part of a text or pointing to any other specific thing. The same tools are available as in the notes app, having a pencil, marker, highlighter, eraser, trimmer and ruler, as well as a wide color palette.

It must be borne in mind that different very specific actions will also be able to be applied. In the event that you have a special shortcut for your images in order to have a better resolution or have the screenshot enclosed in a frame to be able to share it easily. Likewise, from here on when applying these actions you will also be able to choose to discard the image that has been chosen.