There comes a time in your life when you will need to upgrade the device that you are using. And when that time comes, you will need to transfer important data, such as your contacts, passwords, and other files that you will need. Apart from this often tedious task, you will have to get used to the new device. With the latest iPhone devices, it’s a task that you will need to get accustomed to so you can make the most of your new phone.
This is particularly true when you are upgrading to the latest iPhone models, the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max. These new devices come with a different set of shortcuts that you will need to be ready to learn to use.
One of the common questions that people ask with their new iPhone device is that they don’t know how to take a screenshot from it. Unlike older models that came with a home button, Apple has made these commands different. This is why many are often confused about how they can take a screenshot on their new device.
On the contrary, if your previous device was from the iPhone X series (iPhone X, iPhone XS, or iPhone XR), you’ll find that the process to take a screenshot is pretty much the same. If you are coming from an older model, however, here is a guide that can help teach you how to master this shortcut:
How to Take a Screenshot on Your iPhone 11 Manually
You will need to press the Volume Up and the Sleep/Wake button (side button) on your phone at the same time. When you let go of the buttons, your iPhone will capture a screenshot of whatever’s on your screen.
How to Use Assistive Touch to Take a Screenshot on Your iPhone 11
If you’re having difficulty taking screenshots manually, you can use Assistive Touch to take the capture. This is a great way for you to take the screenshot with just one hand, unlike the former option where you will need to free up both hands.
To do this, here are the steps you need to follow:
Step 1: Enable Assistive Touch
The first thing you need to do is to enable Assistive Touch. You can do this by going to Settings > General > Accessibility > Assistive Touch. Enable the option for Assistive Touch. Once you have activated this, you will see a semi-transparent button on your screen. You can use this to access your shortcuts easily.
Step 2: Customize the Top Level Menu
You’ll want to create a shortcut for capturing screenshots on the top-level menu of Assistive Touch. This will make it easier for you to take screenshots. You can do this by tapping on Customize Top Level Menu > Custom > Screenshot.
The Custom icon has a star so you can easily identify it. Once you are able to set this up, the screenshot button will be on the menu of your Assistive Touch button. This is also where you can replace the default icons with any action you want to access faster in this section.
Step 3: Capture a Screenshot with Assistive Touch
Now that you’ve set a shortcut for taking screenshots on Assistive Touch, you can capture a screenshot anytime. You just need to tap on the transparent button on your screen and choose the button for capturing a screenshot.
How to Edit a Screenshot You Captured on Your iPhone
You’ll know that you were successful in taking a screenshot from your iPhone when you hear that all too familiar camera shutter sound. A screenshot preview will then appear on the bottom of your screen. You can tap on this preview to annotate and even edit the screenshot you took. This is where you can choose to crop the screenshot and make necessary edits to it.
How to Share the Screenshot You Captured from Your iPhone
Now that you’ve taken the screenshot and even edited it, what do you plan to do with it? If you’re like most people, you’ll want to share the screenshot with some of your friends. But how do you that easily?
The answer is to tap and hold on the screenshot preview so you can go directly to the options for sharing the image. This will give you a chance to pick out which app you want to send the screenshot to.
If you do not plan to share the screenshot, you can dismiss the preview. This will automatically save your photo in your device’s default album in your Photos app.