If you recently moved up from an old iPhone or an Android phone to an iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, or iPhone 13 Pro, you may not know how to capture 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 capture 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 having to press any buttons.
If you’re new to the iPhone or you’ve got big clumsy hands, it might take you a bit to get comfortable with the process. That said, once you get your muscle memory trained, it shouldn’t be a problem moving forward.
How to Take a Screenshot on iPhone 13
So without further ado, here’s how to capture, and edit, a screenshot on your iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, or iPhone 13 Pro Max.
How to Take a Screenshot with Buttons
In order to capture a screenshot using buttons, you’ll need to utilize two buttons located on the side of your phone. To take a screenshot, hold down 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 you’ve done this correctly, you’ll hear a shutter sound (unless you have your phone silenced) and you’ll notice a thumbnail of the photo popup in the left side of the display.
If you ignore the thumbnail, it will disappear after a couple of seconds and the screenshot will then head to your Library in the Photos app.
You can also tap on the thumbnail which will bring you to a preview where you can edit the screenshot or delete it. We’ll cover that in more detail further down in the guide.
How to Take a Screenshot Without Buttons
You can also take a screenshot on your iPhone 13 without having to hold down buttons. Here’s how to do that.
First, head into your Settings app. From there, go to Accessibility. Now, head on into the Touch section. Scroll down until you find Back Tap. Using this feature lets you use a double tap or triple tap on the back of your iPhone to perform certain actions like taking a screenshot.
Choose Double Tap or Triple Tap and then scroll down to Screenshot. Tap on 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. Head into your Settings app, go to Accessibility, and head into the Touch section. Toggle AssistiveTouch on. Once you do that, you’ll see a circular button appear on the right side of the display.
Now, head down to the Custom Actions section and you’ll see Single-Tap, Double-Tap, and Long Press. You’ll now want to assign Screenshot to one of these sections. Once you’ve done that, you’ll want to 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, and then tap Screenshot to take a screenshot.
How to Edit a Screenshot on iPhone 13
Again, after you take a screenshot you’ll see a thumbnail appear in the bottom left-hand corner of the display. If you tap it, you’ll be brought to a new menu that allows you to quickly edit the screenshot or, if you’re unhappy with the shot, delete it.
This new screen lets you crop the screenshot, annotate it, or rotate it. When you’re done, you’ll want to tap Done in the top left corner of the screen and your screenshot will save to your Library with the edits you’ve made.
If you want to delete the screenshot, simply tap on 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 do additional editing, simply head into your Photos app and find the screenshot in your Library.
Install iOS 16.1 for Better Security
If security is important to you, and you’re still lingering on iOS 15, think about installing Apple’s iOS 16.1 update right away.
The iOS 16.1 update features 19 security patches and you can learn abut the particulars over on Apple’s website.
If you missed iOS 16.0.3, it had one security patch on board. It fixed a potential exploit within the Mail app. For more about the fix, check out Apple’s security site.
If you’re still running iOS 15 your iPhone, you’ll get a bunch of other patches when you upgrade.
iOS 16.0 brought a ton of security patches to the iPhone. If you’re interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can read about them over on Apple’s security website.
In addition to those patches, iOS 16 brings some additional enhancements to privacy and security including Safety Check which, according to Apple, will help “people in domestic or intimate partner violence situations review and reset the access they’ve granted others.”
The feature also resets system privacy permissions for apps and restricts Messages and FaceTime to the device on hand.
Apple’s also made some improvements to Passkeys in Safari. iOS 16 brings a brand new sign-in method that’s end-to-end encrypted and safe from phishing and data leaks.