If you recently switched from an old iPhone or Android phone to a iPhone 13† iPhone 13 mini† iPhone 13 Proor iPhone 13 Pro, you may not know how to take a screenshot on your new device. Taking a screenshot on an iPhone 13 is easy, and in this guide we’ll show you how to do it.
Believe it or not, there are actually a couple of different ways to take a screenshot on an iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
The easiest method involves holding down two buttons, but there are also ways to take a snapshot without pressing a button.
If you’re new to iPhone or have big clunky hands, it may take you a while to get used to the process. That said, once you’ve trained your muscle memory, you should have no problem moving forward.
How to take a screenshot on iPhone 13
So without further ado, here’s how to take and edit a screenshot on your iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, or iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Take a screenshot with buttons
To take a screenshot with buttons, you need to use two buttons on the side of your phone. To take a screenshot, press and hold the Volume Up key (on the left side of the device) and the Side button (on the right side of the device) at the same time.
If done correctly, you will hear a shutter sound (unless you have turned off your phone) and see a thumbnail of the photo popup on the left side of the screen.
If you ignore the thumbnail, it will disappear after a few seconds and the screenshot will go to your library in the Photos app.
You can also tap the thumbnail which will take you to a preview where you can edit or delete the screenshot. We’ll cover that in more detail later in the guide.
Take a screenshot without buttons
You can also take a screenshot on your iPhone 13 without holding down any buttons. Here’s how to do that.
First, go to your Settings app. From there, go to Accessibility. Now go to the Touch section. Scroll down until you find Back Tap. This feature allows you to double or triple tap the back of your iPhone to perform certain actions, such as taking a screenshot.
Choose Double Tap or Triple Tap and scroll down to Screenshot. Tap it and you can now double or triple tap the back of your phone to take a screenshot.
You can also use your iPhone’s AssistiveTouch feature to take a screenshot. Go to your Settings app, go to Accessibility and go to the Touch section. Turn on AssistiveTouch. Once you do that, you will see a circular button appear on the right side of the screen.
Now go to the Custom Actions section and you will see Single-Tap, Double-Tap and Long Press. You now want to assign Screenshot to one of these sections. Once that’s done, use the gesture you selected on the circular AssistiveTouch button to take a screenshot.
You can also tap the AssistiveTouch button, tap Device in the next menu, tap More, then tap Screen Capture to take a screenshot.
How to edit a screenshot on iPhone 13
Again, after you take a screenshot, you will see a thumbnail appear in the lower left corner of the screen. Tapping it takes you to a new menu that allows you to quickly edit the screenshot or, if you’re not happy with the capture, delete it.
This new screen allows you to crop, annotate or rotate the screenshot. When you’re done, tap Done in the top left corner of the screen and your screenshot will be saved to your library with the edits you’ve made.
To delete the screenshot, simply tap the trash can icon in the top right corner of the screen and then tap Delete screenshot in the next menu.
If you need to make additional edits, just go to your Photos app and find the screenshot in your library.
4 reasons not to install iOS 15.4.1 and 11 reasons why you should
Install iOS 15.4.1 for better security
If security is important to you, then you should definitely consider installing Apple’s iOS 15.4.1 update right away.
iOS 15.4.1 has one new security patch on board and you can read more about it on Apple’s website† It helps protect your phone from damage.
If you missed the iOS 15.4 update, it had a whopping 36 new security patches on board. To learn more about these patches, visit: Apple’s security site for the details†
If you missed iOS 15.3.1, it had one security patch on board. For more information, visit Apple’s security page†
If you missed iOS 15.3, you will also get the corresponding patches with your upgrade. iOS 15.3 brought 10 new security patches for iPhone users. If you are interested in the details, you can read more about it here†
If you missed iOS 15.2.1, you will get the security patch with your upgrade. More information about the switch can be found at Apple’s website†
If you missed Apple’s iOS 15.2 update, you’ll get the 30+ security patches with your upgrade. You can read all about it on the company security site†
iOS 15.2 also included some significant privacy upgrades. The software brought the company’s app privacy report to Settings. This lets you see how many times your apps accessed your location, photos, camera, microphone, contacts, and more in the past seven days. You can also see their network activity.
In addition, iOS 15.2 . brought Apple’s communications security features for children. You’ll find these features in the Messages app, Siri, Spotlight, and Search.
If you missed iOS 15.1, iOS 15.4.1 will bring the security patches to your iPhone. You can read more about it at Apple’s website†
If you missed iOS 15.0.2, you will also get the security patch with your upgrade. You can learn more about it here†
iOS 15.0 also brought numerous security patches to your iPhone. If you’re moving from iOS 14 and you’re interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can read more about them at Apple’s security website†
Apple has updated its website with new information about iOS 15’s suite of security patches. The company now says the software has fixed an issue that could have exposed a user’s personal Apple ID information and in-app search history. It also states that iOS 15 has fixed an issue that allowed apps to override privacy preferences.
If you skipped iOS 14.8 or an older version of iOS, you will also receive the security patches from those updates with your iOS 15.4.1 update.
In addition to these patches, iOS 15 comes with some security and privacy upgrades, including improvements to Siri. Requests to Siri are now processed on the device itself with Neural Engine. This makes it safer.
If you are an Apple Card user, you now get a security code that changes regularly to use when making online transactions.
Apple has also added a built-in authenticator similar to Google Authenticator. Allows you to generate verification codes for enhanced login security under your passwords.
There is also a Mail feature that hides your IP address.