Sometimes it’s handy to be able to take a picture of what’s on your iPhone screen. This could be an item you’ve found online, a song that you need to remember, or hitting the highest score in a game and wanting to share the news with your friends.
In these moments, a screenshot is the quickest way to make this happen, and thankfully this is very easy to do with an iPhone. We show you the simple method of capturing the contents of the display on an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus.
Pressing the right buttons
Taking a screenshot involves holding down a couple of the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus’ physical buttons simultaneously.
To capture the image, press the Side button (the one that turns the device on and off) and at the same time press the Home button on the front of the iPhone. Hold both buttons for a second or so and let go.
If you do this correctly you should see the display flash white, then in the bottom left hand corner a small version of the screenshot will appear. Tapping on this bring up the editing menu.
Editing the screenshot
Tap on the small image and you can crop the shot by dragging the blue edges that surround the image. There are also various annotating and drawing tools available, so you can highlight parts of the picture.
In the bottom right corner, you’ll find a plus icon that gives you access to text boxes, a way to insert your signature, and the magnifier which can, as the name suggest, make parts of the image larger.
When you’re happy with the screenshot, tap the Done option in the upper left corner and you’ll be able to save it to the Photos app (it will so in the Screenshots album).
For more tips on how to get the most out of your device, check out our How to set a song as a custom ringtone on iPhone, How to reset iPhone or iPad, or How to play YouTube in the background on iPhone or iPad.