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The New Way to Take Screenshots on iPhone X

Ben Stegner 13-11-2017

For a long time, the way to take a screenshot in iOS has stayed the same: holding down the Power and Home buttons together will capture whatever’s displaying on your screen. However, with the new iPhone X Apple Announces iPhone X & iPhone 8: Everything You Need to Know What's so special about the iPhone X? Can you really justify the $999 price tag, or is the refined iPhone 8 a better buy? Read More , this poses a problem — the device has no Home button!


Thankfully, it’s still super easy to take a screenshot on the latest iPhone. Here’s how to take a screenshot on your iPhone X:

  1. Navigate to the page you want to take a screenshot of.
  2. Press and hold the Side (Power) button and Volume Up buttons at the same time for a moment.
  3. You’ll see the screen briefly flash, indicating that you’ve successfully taken a screenshot. If you see the prompt to shut down your phone, then you’ve held the buttons for too long.

Thanks to a fancy new feature in iOS 11 What's New in iOS 11? The New Features Coming to Your iPhone Here's everything coming to your iPhone and iPad with the arrival of iOS 11 later in 2017. Read More , you can annotate your screenshot as soon as you take it. Tap the little window showing your screenshot that appears in the bottom-left corner, and you’ll open the editor. This lets you draw on your screenshot and otherwise mark it up. If you miss the short window of opportunity to do this, you can navigate to Photos and mark it up from there.

Not interested in an iPhone X? Check out other phones that offer a better value iPhone X Alternative? 9 Smartphones With Better Value Looking for an iPhone X alternative? Everything you can get in the iPhone X or iPhone 8 -- Android does better or cheaper. So what's the best alternative? Read More .

Did you grab an iPhone X? What was the last screenshot you took? Tell us in the comments!

Image Credit: hurricanehank/Depositphotos


Related topics: iPhone X, Screenshots, Troubleshooting.

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  1. Gazoo
    November 16, 2017 at 2:44 am

    Seriously a brain-dead way of capturing screenshots on an overly expensive device that's suppose to be easy to use. Not a shot at Apple... lots of *flagship* Android phones do the same thing. Like many keep saying... few companies are creating devices with the user in mind.

    I have a mid-spec phone... (1) go to screen I want to capture (even a video that's paused) (2) pull down notifications (3) press Screenshot Button. BOOM! Done! Look, ma... I did it with one hand.