How to take a screenshot on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Learn how to capture the screen on your iOS device.

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On an iPhone X or later

  1. Press and hold the Side button on the right side of your iPhone.
  2. Immediately click the Volume up button on the left side, then release the buttons.
  3. A thumbnail of your screenshot appears in the lower-left corner of your iPhone. Tap the thumbnail to add drawings and text with Markup, or press and hold the thumbnail to share the screenshot. Swipe left on the thumbnail to dismiss it.

On iPhone 8 or earlier, iPad, and iPod touch

  1. Press and hold the Top or Side button. 
  2. Immediately click the Home button, then release the Top or Side buttons.
  3. A thumbnail of your screenshot appears in the lower-left corner of your device. Tap the thumbnail to add drawings and text with Markup, or press and hold the thumbnail to share the screenshot. Swipe left on the thumbnail to dismiss it.

To find the screenshot you just took, along with ones you've taken before, go to Photos > Albums and tap Screenshots.

Learn more

Use Screen Recording to capture a video of your iOS device's screen.

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