How to take a screenshot on your iPhone or iPad

photo Few days ago my wife wanted to show me a cute picture that she’d stumbled upon online. However, she couldn’t remember exactly where she’d seen it, and so it took her some time to find it again. It was a long time to wait for an image of a cat playing a piano! When she finally found the image I suggested that she could take a screenshot next time. She had no idea that her iPhone could do this, so I wondered how many other people don’t know about this useful iOS feature. Apple has helpfully included this feature by default, so you don’t need to download a clunky screenshot app to do so. Not only are they like, HUGE, but they also have a habit of crashing while they’re running. So, without further ado, here’s the simple way to take a screenshot with your iPhone, iPod or iPad. 1. Go to the screen that you want to take a screenshot of. 2. Now press the home button and power/sleep button at the same time. The screen will quickly flash white, and you’ll hear the sound of the camera click (unless you’re on mute). 3. Now go to Photos 4. Go to your Camera Roll album. Check out the latest picture there. BOOM! It’s a snapshot of your screen. Do remember that the same key combination will reset your iPhone if you press and hold the power/sleep button and the home button at the same time for 10 seconds. The screenshot feature is great for loads of things – not just for sharing cool images that you’ve come across. Use it to share game score records or app settings with a friend or simply to capture a snapshot of an important bit of info. Just a tip: If you don’t want the whole screen to be captured, don’t bother installing a screenshot app. I would recommend cropping the image using the Adobe Photoshop Express app (it’s free to install). It’s super easy to use and is a really nice app with tons of other effects and features. Plus, it’s got a cool set of borders too!
Published
May 07, 2014