Screen capture is a very useful feature on smartphones as it can help you save anything displays on our mobile phone screen as image or video files so we can easily share the screenshots with others. iPhone has the built-in screen capture tools that help us take a screenshot or record screen video without additional apps. In a related article, we demonstrated how you can record screen videos on iPhone using the native screen recording tool which is available since iOS 11. To take a screenshot on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 plus is still the same as previous iPhone models or iOS version, like iPhone 7, iPhone 7S, iPhone 6, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S. It is different on the latest iPhone X though. Check out the instructions to capture screen on various iPhone models below.
How to Take Screenshots on iPhone 8 and earlier models?
Press the Home and Power buttons at the same time as shown in the image below. You will then hear a sound notifying you that your iPhone screen has been captured and saved to your Photos app or Camera roll. You can also see your iPhone screen flash at the same time.
How to capture screen on iPhone X?
You cannot find the Home button on iPhone X. To capture screen of iPhone X, press and hold the Power button on the right side of iPhone X and the Volume Up button on the left side at the same time.
How to Send and Share Captured iPhone Screenshots?
Normally you can share the captured iPhone screenshots via email. To do that, open the Photos app on your iPhone, then tap to open Camera Roll album, you should find all the screenshots saved there. Or you can open the Photos app on iPhone, switch to the Albums, open the Screenshots folder where all your screen captures are saved.
To send your iPhone screenshots to someone you like to share with, you can tap to enlarge the selected screenshot. There will be a share icon on the bottom left corner, tap on it to select an app to share the screenshots, such as Message, Mail, Notes, WhatsApp, Facebook, etc.
The easiest way to transfer photos and videos from iPhone to a computer, Android phone or another iPhone, iPad, iPod however would be using a professional transfer app, then transfer them over peer-to-peer. I have been using this wireless transfer app for iPhone to send lots of my screenshots, photos and videos back and forth between mobile devices and computers.
Update Jan 2018: this article was originally published in 2014 and has since been updated. In this update, the changes of iPhone 8, iPhone 8 plus screen capture and iPhone X screenshots were included.