How to take a screenshot on iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus

BY Osas Obaizamomwan

Published 13 Oct 2015

Screenshots aren’t only for the sneaky Snapchat users or the hilarious Tinder profile. Screenshots can help showcase a problem, capture an important image, or be used in an article just like this. Taking a screenshot on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus hasn’t changed much from the previous release, but there a few things to note.

How to take a screenshot on an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus

The steps on taking a screenshot are pretty easy to remember. All you need to do is:

Step 1A.

Press and briefly hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button simultaneously. You will want to start with the Sleep/Wake button first, followed immediately by the Home button.

iPhone 6s - Take a screenshot

This can be done in reverse, but you may accidentally summon Siri instead of capturing a screenshot. Same goes for Touch ID. If you are having issues with accidentally engaging your Touch ID, remember these tips: use a non-registered finger or use the very tip of your nail. Doing those two things will help avoid enabling Touch ID when trying to snag a screenshot of the lock screen in particular.

For people upgrading from the iPhone 5s or older, you will notice that the Sleep/Wake button is no longer at the top of the device, but instead located on the right side near the top.

Step 1B.

You can also take a screenshot by pressing the Sleep/Wake button first, and then tapping the Home button second. This method is actually the suggested method by Apple, but I have found that pressing both buttons at the same time is much more fluid.

If you have successfully tapped both buttons, the screen will briefly flash white and you’ll hear the camera shutter sound (if your phone isn’t on mute). Your screenshot will automatically save itself to the Screenshot album in the Photos app.

Take screenshot on iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus with one-hand 

If you need or want to take a screenshot with only one hand, you can do so with Assistive Touch.

Step 1.

You can enable Assistive Touch by going to Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Assistive Touch and toggle Assistive Touch ON. You will see a semi-transparent button added to your screen. This is the Assistive Touch button.

Enable Assitive Touch

Step 2.

Next, you will tap on Customize Top Level Menu

Step 3.

Tap the Custom icon (the one with the star), and select Screenshot from the list. The screenshot button will be added to the Assistive Touch Menu. You can also tap on any of the default icons to replace it with the Screenshot button, or any option from the list.

Top Level - Screenshot

Step 4.

With the screenshot option added to your Assistive Touch menu, we can take a one-handed screenshot anytime by tapping on the Assistive Touch button followed by the screenshot button.

Screenshot - Button

And just like before, the screen will flash white, you’ll hear the camera shutter sound (if your phone isn’t on mute), and your screenshot will be saved in Photos.

Viewing Your Screenshots

Remember, you can find all your screenshots in the Screenshots album via the Photos app. This album, like the Selfies album, is auto-created. Every screenshot you take will be added to this album automatically.  Just open the Photos app, head into the Albums tab, and you will find the Screenshots album in the list.

Screens - Album

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