If you are upgrading to the iPhone XR from an iPhone 8 or older, you will be in for a surprise when you try and take a screenshot on the device. This is because due to the lack of a home button, the process of taking a screenshot on the iPhone XR is pretty different from previous iPhones.
When you’re having a conversation on your iPhone, the best way to archive it is to take a screenshot. You may need to take a screenshot of an app before you discuss it online. Sometimes, taking screenshots of your Google Maps location is the most practical way to share where you are
Step-by-Step Guide to Take a Screenshot on iPhone XR
A Step 1: Press the Side button and Volume Up button
To take a screenshot on the iPhone XR, press the Volume Up and the Side button (previously known as Sleep/Wake button) simultaneously.
Step 3: Share Screenshot
Tap and hold on the preview to directly jump to the Share sheet to send the screenshot to an iMessage conversation, WhatsApp, Slack or mail.
You can also dismiss the screenshot preview. The screenshot will be automatically saved in the Screenshot album in the Photos app.
How to Take a screenshot on iPhone XR using Assistive touch
There’s a slightly easier way to take a screenshot on the iPhone XR using one-hand but that requires enabling Assistive Touch.
First, you should make sure that this function is turned on. To enable Assistive Touch, follow these steps :
- GO INTO SETTINGS FROM YOUR APP SCREEN
- SELECT GENERAL
- TAP ON ACCESSIBILITY
- SELECT ASSISTIVE TOUCH
- TURN THE “ASSISTIVE TOUCH” TOGGLE TO ON
So you said “No thanks” to the uber expensive iPhone XS and XS Plus. Smart! Based on just about everyone’s impressions of Apple’s iPhone lineup for this season, you made the right choice. The problem, though, is that if you’re frugal enough to wait for the iPhone XR, you’re probably upgrading from the iPhone 8. Also known as “the final resting place of the Home button.”
The combination you need is the Side button plus the Volume Up button. These are located on opposing sides of the phone. Press both of them down at the same time to create a screenshot
You’ll hear the camera shutter sound when your screenshot gets taken. From here, you can share the screenshot on social media or simply save it to your Screenshots folder.
How to take a screenshot on iPhone X, XS, or XR
- You’ll need to tap the volume up and the Side button at the same time.
- Tap the screenshot preview in the bottom left corner to make edits and markup, or long-press on it to share it right away.
- Tap the Done button on the top right corner. You’ll be promoted to save or delete the screenshot. Choosing save will keep a copy of the screenshot in the Photos app.