How to take a screenshot on an iPhone 13

To capture an image of what you see on the screen of your iPhone 13, it is easy to take a screenshot. We’re going to show you how to do that with instructions that also work for iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

How to take a screenshot of iPhone 13

The easiest way to take a screenshot on an iPhone 13 is to use two buttons on either side of the phone. To do this, short press the volume up button (on the left side of iPhone) and the Side button (on the right side) at the same time.


It can be a bit tricky, but if you hit them both at exactly the same time you’ll hear a shutter sound effect (unless your volume is muted). A thumbnail of the screenshot you just took will appear in the lower left corner of the screen.

If you ignore the thumbnail in the corner, it will disappear after a while. Or you can drag it to the left to get rid of it.

When the thumbnail disappears, your iPhone 13 automatically saves the image in your Photos app. As of December 2021, there is no way to turn off thumbnail preview, but that could change in a future version of iOS.

How to edit an iPhone screenshot right after taking it

Remember the thumbnail that appears in the corner of the screen after taking a screenshot? If you tap on it, you will see a special edit mode where you can crop, rotate or annotate the image before saving it.

You can also delete the screenshot if you don’t like it at this point: just tap the trash can icon in the top right corner. When you’re done in edit mode, tap “Done” in the corner of the screen and then select “Save to Photos.” Your edited screenshot will be saved in your Photos app.

Take a screenshot of iPhone 13 without buttons

If you have trouble pressing both buttons at once to take a screenshot (or if one of your buttons is broken), there are several ways to take a screenshot without the need for buttons. .

The first method is to press the back of your phone with a function called “Back Tap”. To configure it, open Settings and go to Accessibility> Touch> Tap Return. Assign “Screenshot” to a double or triple tap option, and you can tap the back of your iPhone to capture a screenshot.

The AssistiveTouch feature will also allow you to take a screenshot without having to combine two buttons. To configure it, open the Settings app and go to Accessibility> Touch> AssistiveTouch. Once there, assign “Screenshot” to a custom action. Or you can take a screenshot directly from the AssistiveTouch menu by opening the menu and tapping Device, More, then Screenshot.

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Where are the screenshots saved on iPhone 13?

On an iPhone 13, any screenshots you take are automatically saved as PNG files in your Photos album, which you can view by opening the Photos app. Once there, you can see a list of thumbnails of all your screenshots by going to Album> Screenshots.

To view a screenshot in Photos, tap on its thumbnail and it will appear larger on your screen. Once there, you can edit it (crop, rotate, add filters, etc.) or easily share it with your friends using the onscreen toolbar. To delete a screenshot you don’t want, select it, then tap the trash can icon. Good screenshot!

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