How to take a screenshot on iPhone XR, XS, XS Max, and X

Amine Sahal
How to take a screenshot on iPhone X, XS, XS Max and XR

Without the Home button, taking a screenshot on an iPhone X, XS, XR or XS Max is less intuitive than before. In this tutorial, we explain how to take a screenshot on these Apple smartphones.

Since you have to start somewhere, here is a straightforward tutorial to learn how to take a screenshot on an Apple iPhone X, XS, XR or XS Max.

Indeed, this question is around since the retirement of the Home button on Apple smartphones. This article is here to explain how not to miss your screenshot!

How to take a screenshot on iPhone X, XS, XS Max, or XR?

At the time, taking a screenshot required a simultaneous press of the Home button and the Lock button, well with iPhone X, XS, XS Max, and XR the handling is not very different, indeed to take a screenshot, you will use two out of the three available buttons. To do this:

  • Press and hold the side button to the right of the smartphone.
  • Simultaneously press the Volume + button on the left side.
Tutorial by Revick - Screenshot on iPhone XR

There’s no need to press and hold for long: a short press is all it takes to make your screenshot on iPhone X for example. Then, you will hear a sound of shooting as well as a flash effect on the screen, The screenshot is ready!

Once you take the screenshot, a thumbnail of it appears in the lower-left corner of the screen of your iPhone XS, XS Max or XR. By clicking on it, you will directly access some customization options allowing you to draw lines or pictograms over them, but also to send them to a contact via the messaging service of your choice.

The functionality is similar in most of the new Android phones. do you think that removing the Home button was a bad choice?

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