Everything your iPhone can do with a screenshot
We all take screenshots on our iPhones. Maybe you want to share an Instagram post outside the app; Maybe you want to keep receipts in the argument you’re having; You may have accidentally taken a screenshot for the millionth time. Whatever the reason, screenshots are second nature to most iPhone users. But there are more screenshots than you think. Let’s take a look at how screenshots work on your iPhone — including some hidden tips and tricks that I find particularly useful.
How to take a screenshot on iPhone
You probably know how to take a screenshot on your iPhone, but just in case, let’s start with the basics: All you have to do to take a screenshot is press the Volume Up and Side buttons together. (If your iPhone still has a Home button, press and release the Power button and Home button together to take a screenshot.)
You can also configure your device to take a screenshot via various means using the options in the Accessibility menu; For example, head to Settings > Accessibility > Touch > Tap Back And you can enable taking cat cross Tapping on the back of your phone two or three times in quick succession. (warning: TThe rate of occasional screenshots will probably increase significantly until you get used to it.)
All the things you can do screenshot thumbnails
In retrospect, when you took a screenshot on iOS, you’d only see a flash (and if your voice was on, hear the iconic camera shutter). If you want to see your screenshot, you’ll have to dive into the Photos app. Since iOS 11But asScreenshot preview Back in the lower left corner of the screen with every photo you take. Far from a simple glansm in what i grabbed, this popup Adds a lot of functionality to Screenshot process.
The Thumbnail previews stay around five seconds ago disappear automatically. If you can’t wait that long, you can wipe it away right away. However, if you click File Preview, which you’ll expand into the screenshot editor (more on that later).
Those are the basics surrounding thumbnail previews, but there’s more than meets the eye here. If you take another screenshot while the thumbnail is still there, the new screenshot will stack on top of the previous thumbnail. You can continue this as many times as you like; Previews will keep piling up Until you stop taking screenshots when that five-second period has elapsed (or pull it away).
Whether you have one screenshot in the stack or 20, here’s another tip: If you hold down on thumbnail previews, you can drag them around your screen. you candGroup them anywhere you would normally add an image, such as inside text field, to Note, or in photo uploader. If you need to open another app, just keep one finger (thumb works great) in the preview image and use a second finger to scroll, swipe, and Click to find the program you need. (I often do this for Drag it to your iMessage conversations.) Note that wWhen you use Preview this waythe screenshot will not be Saved to your Photos app, which can help you keep volume your rhoto library under control.
But wait, there’s more: If you long press on the thumbnail, then let go, it will skip the editor screen and go straight to the share sheet, which allows you to send the screenshot anywhere you want. However, if you’ve never used the share function on a screenshot, you might not know this: you can rename the screenshot however you want here, instead of dealing with the long, boring default name that Apple always sets. Click Rename, then enter any name you want, then hit Submit.
Screenshot editor is really good
So, I clicked preview screenshot, and now You are in the editor. Here, you can transform the screenshot as you see fit. cTighten it by dragging any of the corners or sides of the screenshot; if If you regret cropping, you can either drag the corners in the opposite direction to restore the image Or use the undo button at the top of the screen to fix it. If you long press the undo button, you can choose to undo all the edits you’ve made so far.
Don’t forget: you can zoom in on a screenshot by pinching, in the same way you zoom in on an image.
At the bottom of the screen, you will see different tools that you use to mark up the screenshot. From left to right, you have a pen, highlighter, marker, eraser (to erase your marks), lasso (to freely change and move any tags), ruler (acts as a straight digital edge), and color selector (comprising nearly all color options in the visible light spectrum).
But we are not finished. Press the (+) on the right side of these tools for an equal view more Tools, including “Description”, which allows you to modify the description of the image; “Text”, which adds a text box to the screenshot; “Signature”, which allows you to add your signature to the screenshot; “Opacity”, which allows you to add a white filter over the image; and a “magnifier” that adds a magnifying circle to a portion of the image. At the bottom of this submenu, you’ll find four different shapes that you can add to your screenshot, including a square, a circle, a dialog, and an arrow.
Markup is enabled by default when you open the screenshot editor, but you can disable it by clicking the flag icon at the top of the screen. When you do that, you’ll see the Live Text button in the bottom right corner, which lets you Copy text from screenshot, translate text, or make instant transformations. To the right of the Markup icon is a trash can, which allows you to delete the screenshot currently displayed on the screen, and the share icon, which pulls up the same share sheet we discussed earlier.
If you tap Done at the top right, you’ll see five options (at least As of iOS 16): “Save in Photos”, “Save to Files”, “Save to Quick Note”, “Copy and Delete” and “Delete Screenshot”. The second to last option is a game changer, as it allows you to copy the screenshot for use elsewhere without saving it to your photo library.. If you’d rather not drag and drop the screenshot, then this is the option for you.
Clicking Done isn’t the only way to exit the editor. If you swipe up from the bottom of the screen (or press the home button), the screenshot or screenshots will return to Thumbnail previews.