iPhone 11: How To Take Screenshot

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 19 Sep 2019

iPhone 11 How to Take Screenshot

Upgraded from the iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, or iPhone 8 to the iPhone 11? Welcome to the world of Face ID and gesture-based navigation. You are not going to miss the home button on the iPhone 11 unless you try taking a screenshot. The lack of a home button means the process of taking a screenshot on the iPhone 11 is different on the iPhone 11 from older iPhones.

If you have ever used an iPhone X, iPhone XS, or even the iPhone XR though, you will be familiar with the process. Since the iPhone 11 lacks a home button, Apple employs a different hardware button combo on the device to take screenshots.

Step-by-Step Guide to Take Screenshot on iPhone 11

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

Step 1: Press the Side button and Volume Up button

Press the Volume Up and the Side button (previously known as Sleep/Wake button) simultaneously on your iPhone 11. As soon as you let go off the buttons, a screenshot will be taken.

iPhone 11 Screenshot Steps

Step 2: Edit Screenshot

You’ll hear the familiar camera shutter sound and the screenshot preview will show up at the bottom. Tap on it and you’ll see the option to annotate and edit the screenshot. You can crop the screenshot from here as well.

To mute the screenshot sound, simply put your iPhone on mute.

Step 3: Share Screenshot

Tap and hold on the preview to directly jump to the Share sheet and send the screenshot to an app of your choice.

You can also dismiss the screenshot preview. The screenshot will be automatically saved in the Screenshot album in the Photos app.

How to Take Screenshot on iPhone 11 Using Assistive Touch

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

Step 1. Enable Assistive Touch

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

iPhone 11 Pro Assitive Touch

Step 2. Customize Top Level Menu

Tap on the Customize Top Level Menu. 

Then 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 other option from the list.

Step 3. Take Screenshot With Assistive Touch

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.

How to View Screenshots on iPhone 11

You can find all your screenshots in the Screenshots album inside 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, tap on the Albums tab, and you will find the Screenshots album in the list.