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How to screenshot on iPhone 13

Have gotten the new iPhone 13 smartphone? Thinking of how to take screenshots on the device? Well, we understand this because it can be a little confusing especially if you are coming from an old iPhone or from an Android OS. Taking a screenshot on your iPhone 13 is one of the easiest ways to capture some stuff that you can show someone or better still as proof of something.

What we are trying to say here is that screenshot is essential to all iPhone users. So below, we will be working you through the methods on how to take screenshots on your iPhone 13 device.

Method #1: Using the Side and Volume button

Perhaps the easiest way to quickly take a screenshot on the iPhone 13, is using the side and volume up button. All you have to do is hold the side button and the volume up button simultaneously. Once you release your hold on those buttons, the screenshot is taken.

You’ll hear the familiar shutter sound, and the preview of that screenshot would show up at the bottom of the screen. If you tap on it, you’ll see the option to edit, crop, and annotate the screenshot.

If you tap and hold the preview, you’ll be taken to a share sheet, where you can send the screenshot to the app of your choice.

Also, if you just dismiss the preview, the screenshot would be automatically saved in the Screenshot album in the Photos app on your iPhone 13.

Method #2: Using the Assistive Touch

You don’t always have to use the physical buttons on your iPhone 13 Pro to take a screenshot.
With just a tap on the screen, you can use the Assistive Touch to quickly take a screenshot.
First, you’d have to enable Assistive Touch by going to Settings > General > Accessibility > Assistive Touch.

Once you enable Assistive Touch, You’ll see a semi-transparent button show up on your screen – that is the Assistive Touch.
Now, you’d have to customize it to be able to take a screenshot with just one tap.

To do this, tap on the button, and then the Custom icon (the star icon).

Select Screenshot from the list you’ll find, and the screenshot automatically gets added to the Assistive Touch Menu. Whenever you want to take a screenshot, just tap on the Assistive touch button, and then the Screenshot button.

As with the first method, you can then interact with the preview of the screenshot, and share it right from there. The screenshot would be saved in the Screenshots album in your Photos app.

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How to Take Screenshot on iPhone 13 Via Double-Tap

  • Open Settings on your iPhone 13
  • Scroll down to (or search for) Accessibility
  • Select touch
  • Scroll down and tap Back Tap
  • Select Double Tap or Triple Tap
  • Choose a Double tap option, ranging from App Switcher and Mute to Screenshot and Home.
  • You can also select a shortcut, and create new Shortcuts to activate with Back Tap in the separate Shortcuts app.

How to Take Screenshot Using Siri

Well, Siri is another amazing feature which is Apple Assistant that can help you to do more on your device using your voice. There are many things you can do using Siri and one of them is to take screenshots.

To screenshot on your iPhone 13, all you need is to say ‘Hey Siri’ voice command or long-press the Side key/Power button. After this, you should see a simplified Siri interface at the bottom, showing you that the assistant is listening to your commands. Now you can ask Siri to take a screenshot, and it will take the screen capture for you.  You will see the preview at the bottom left corner.

You can even ask Siri to open the Photos app, and it will take you to the recently added photos menu.

How to View Screenshot on iPhone 13 / 13 Pro Max

You can see and view all your Screenshots albums inside the Photos app. The album is automatically created just like your selfies album. Just open the Photos app, tap on the Albums tab. Then scroll down to Media Types, and you will find the Screenshots album in the list.

How to Edit Screenshot on iPhone 13

After you have successfully taken a screenshot on your device, you will hear a shutter sound, and the screenshot preview will show up at the bottom left corner. To edit it just tap on it and then you will see the option to annotate and edit the screenshot using text, signature, arrows, and more.  You can even crop the screenshot if you want.

If you want to mute the screenshot sound, just put your iPhone in Mute.

How to Share Screenshot on iPhone 13 / 13 Pro Max

To share your screenshot is quite easy as well. All you need is to tap and hold on to the preview to directly jump to the Share sheet and then from here you can send the screenshot to the app of your choice. Even when you dismiss the screenshot preview, it will still be saved on your Screenshot album in the photo app.

As you can see, take screenshots on the iPhone 13 is very easy. Many people will prefer the method of holding the combination of the Volume Up and Power button to take screenshots. That sounds good but when your hands are too busy, you can use Siri to take the screenshot.

iPhone 13 screenshot FAQs

Q: How do you take a screenshot on iPhone 13?
A: Easy! you use either of the two methods explained in the post above.

Q: How do I screenshot on iPhone 13 and save it?
A: You really don’t have to bother about saving it, as it is automatically saved in the Screenshots album in your Photos app.

Q: How do I screenshot on iPhone 13 without a home button?
A: Just hold on to the side button and the volume up button at the same time, the screenshot would be taken once you let go of the two buttons.

Q: Can I edit iPhone 13 screenshots?
A: Sure! Just tap on the screenshot preview to edit it.

Q: How can I share my iPhone 13 screenshots?
A: Tap and hold on to the preview of the screenshot to bring up the share sheet.

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James, a distinguished alumnus of MIT, where he specialized in Computer Science and Communications Technology, has an impressive academic foundation that underpins his expertise. With over a decade in the industry, he deciphers complex technology into easy how-tos. Known for his keen insights, James is dedicated to helping readers navigate the rapidly evolving digital landscape.

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