How to take screenshots on any iPhone model, as well as take larger scrolling screenshots

Upgrading to a newer iPhone is always exciting, however, it can bring some unexpected changes. For example, if you upgrade from iPhone SE to iPhone 13, the way you take screenshots will change.

Of course, it is not difficult to adapt to this change. Here’s what you need to know about screenshots if you’re upgrading to a newer iPhone.

How to take a screenshot on iPhone

The method you need to use will depend on your iPhone model and whether it uses Touch ID or not.

Take a screenshot on newer iPhone models without a Home button

1. Press the side button as well as the up volume button simultaneously.

2. Quickly release the buttons.


You will then see a thumbnail in the lower-left corner of the screen. If the thumbnail disappears, you can find the screenshot by going into your album, selecting the media type, and tapping Screenshot.

Take a screenshot on older iPhone models with a Home button

1. Press the top button and the Home button simultaneously.

2. Release the buttons quickly.


As with iPhone models that use FaceID, you’ll see a thumbnail appear on the screen. If you want to edit the screenshot, you can click on it.

Take a screenshot on any iPhone with AssistiveTouch

Some people may find it a bit troublesome to press two buttons at the same time. If this is the case for you, consider Using ActiveTouch.

AssistiveTouch is an accessibility feature of iOS that gives you an alternative way to perform many common tasks, avoiding the need to press a button or perform a swipe gesture.

Here’s how to start AssistantTouch and set it as a screenshot.

1. Open the Settings app and then tap “Accessibility.”

2. Tap “Touch,” and then “AssistiveTouch,” and turn the feature on by tapping its switch at the top of the screen.

Now that AssistiveTouch is turned on, you need to choose a way to take screenshots.

3. Select “Double-Tap” and then choose “Screenshot.” This makes it so whenever you double-tap the digital AssistiveTouch button, you’ll take a screenshot.


So now, to take a screenshot, just pull up whatever you want to take a picture of and double-tap the AssistiveTouch button. You’ll see the screenshot be captured, and you’ll find it in the Photos app.

How to take bigger screenshots on an iPhone

You can take screenshots that include what can’t be seen without scrolling. And you can have an older phone for it to work. But you’ll have to be quick, and it will only be an option for screenshot sources with more than a page of content.

So far, this feature is only supported by the Safari browser. To screenshot third-party apps on an iPhone, you will need to download apps like Picsew or Tailor.

1. Take a screenshot as usual.

2. Tap to open the preview, located in the bottom-left corner of the screen, before it disappears.

3. Choose Full Page, located toward the top-left side of the screen. You’ll see a preview of the pages appear to the right of the screenshot.


4. Tap Done.


5. Choose Save PDF to Files and select the save location.


6. Tap Save.