Have you ever wanted to take a screenshot on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch? If so, read this article. Screenshots are an excellent way to preserve and remember exactly what your screen looks like at any given moment so that you can show it off to someone else or save it for reference later. In this post, we’ll teach you how to take screenshots on iOS 12 by showing you the different methods and explaining the difference between each of them.
What is a screenshot?
A screenshot is a digital image of what your computer screen looks like at a given moment. This can be done by pressing the “Home” or “Power” button on your device, then swiping up from the bottom of your screen to view the bottom row of icons.
To take a screenshot on an iPhone, press and hold the power/sleep button until you hear a camera shutter sound and see a picture flash across the top of your screen. To do this, you’ll need to hold down both the power/sleep and volume buttons at the same time.
To take a screenshot on an iPad or iPod touch, tap and hold down on the home button until you hear another camera shutter sound and see that familiar picture flash across your screen. As with iPhones, you’ll need to hold down both the home/power button and volume button at the same time for this to work.
When taking a screenshot on an iPad or iPod touch, there’s no need for holding down any buttons: Just swipe up from anywhere on the bottom row of icons to take that screenshot.
When taking a screenshot on iOS 12, make sure both apps are open before clicking whichever one you want to capture (for example, if you’re taking
Taking screenshots on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
The first step is to get your device connected to a computer. You can do this by plugging your iPhone into a computer with a USB cable or using an Apple MFi-certified Lightning-to-USB cable.
The next step is to open the Photos app and locate the image you want to take a screenshot of. It’s important that you know where the image is located so you can find it when you’re taking a screenshot.
Once in Photos, tap on the image and then press your digital camera button on the bottom left of your device.
What are the different ways to take screenshots on iOS 12?
There are many ways to take screenshots on iOS 12, but the three most common methods are by using a screenshot shortcut, taking a screenshot of specific areas within the app, and capturing multiple screenshots at once.
- Take a screenshot with the app shortcut
Many apps have a dedicated button for quickly taking screenshots. Look for an icon that resembles an arrow pointing downwards and then press this button when you want to take a screenshot with your selected app (see Figure 1).
Figure 1: Screenshot with the app shortcut.
- Take a screenshot of specific areas within the app
You can also take a screenshot of specific parts of your screen with this method. To do so, open up the “Screenshot” tab from your “Edit” menu in any given app as shown in Figure 2, and then tap and hold on any section of your screen that you wish to capture (see Figure 3). This will allow you to pause while you’re capturing the image at your desired angle. Then let go of what you’re holding down; it’ll snap! This is especially useful if you want to capture a photo or video frame.
Figure 2: Screenshot menu in “Edit.”
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to take a screenshot on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you’re going to love this article. We’ll walk you through how to take a screenshot using the device’s native camera, how to take a screenshot with Siri, how to take a screenshot with the Home button and how to take a screenshot with the Power button.
But that’s not all.
We’ll also show you how to share screenshots on social media like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and more. So whether you’re an iPhone or iPad user or an iPod touch owner, this guide will teach you all the tricks of the trade.