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How to Take Screenshot on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

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1 Introduction

A screenshot is a picture of whatever is on your screen at the moment. You may want to share an in-game accomplishment with a friend, quickly save a map or recipe you were looking at for later, or capture photographic evidence of a hilarious text message conversation caused by an Autocorrect mishap.
iPhone. Screenshot

2 Take a Screenshot

  1. Take a screenshot from your device.
    iPhone X
    Press the Side Button, and the Volume Up button at the same time.
    iPhone X with side and volume up button highlighted. Screenshot
    Other iPhones
    Press the Top or Side Button, and the Home button at the same time.
    iPhones with top side and home buttons highlighted.
    iPad or iPod Touch
    Press the Top Button, and the Home button at the same time.iPad and iPod with top and home buttons highlighted. Screenshot
  2. Your device's screen will flash white and you'll hear a camera shutter sound (if your device is not muted).
  3. The screenshot has now been taken and will be available within the Photos app.
    Photos app.

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A screenshot is a picture of whatever is on your screen at the moment. You may want to share an in-game accomplishment with a friend, quickly save a map or recipe you were looking at for later, or capture photographic evidence of a hilarious text message conversation caused by an Autocorrect mishap.
iPhone. Screenshot
  1. Take a screenshot from your device.
    iPhone X
    Press the Side Button, and the Volume Up button at the same time.
    iPhone X with side and volume up button highlighted. Screenshot
    Other iPhones
    Press the Top or Side Button, and the Home button at the same time.
    iPhones with top side and home buttons highlighted.
    iPad or iPod Touch
    Press the Top Button, and the Home button at the same time.iPad and iPod with top and home buttons highlighted. Screenshot
  2. Your device's screen will flash white and you'll hear a camera shutter sound (if your device is not muted).
  3. The screenshot has now been taken and will be available within the Photos app.
    Photos app.