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
- How to Take a Screenshot with Buttons
- How to Take a Screenshot without Buttons
- How to Edit 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 that’s done, you’ll 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 15.5 for Better Security
If security is important to you, you'll want to think about installing Apple's iOS 15.5 update right away.
iOS 15.5 brings 27 new security patches to the iPhone and they are essential if you want to keep your device and its data protected. You can learn more about these patches over on Apple's security site.
If you missed iOS 15.4.1, it had just one new security patch on board. You can read more about it over on Apple's website.
If you missed the iOS 15.4 update, it had a whopping 36 new security patches on board. If you want to learn more about these patches, head on over to Apple's security site for the particulars.
If you missed iOS 15.3.1, it had one security patch on board. For more about it, head over to Apple's security page.
If you missed iOS 15.3, you'll also get its patches with your upgrade. iOS 15.3 brought 10 new security patches to iPhone users. If you're interested in the details, you can read more about them right here.
If you missed iOS 15.2.1, you'll get its security patch with your upgrade. You can learn more about the change over on Apple's website.
If you missed Apple's iOS 15.2 update, you'll get its 30+ security patches with your upgrade. You can read all about them over on the company's security site.
iOS 15.2 also included some important upgrades to privacy. The software brought the company's App Privacy Report to Settings. This lets you see how often your apps have accessed your location, photos, camera, microphone, contacts and more during the last seven days. You can also see their network activity.
In addition, iOS 15.2 brought Apple's communication safety features for kids. You'll find these features in the Messages app, in Siri, in Spotlight, and in Search.
If you missed iOS 15.1, iOS 15.5 will bring its security patches to your iPhone. You can read more about them on Apple's website.
If you missed iOS 15.0.2 you'll also get its security patch with your upgrade. You can learn more about it right here.
iOS 15.0 also brought numerous security patches to your iPhone. If you'll be moving up from iOS 14 and you're interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can read about them over on Apple's security website.
Apple's updated its website with new information about iOS 15's batch of security patches. The company now says the software patched up an issue that could have exposed a user's private Apple ID information and in-app search history. It also says iOS 15 patched up an issue that allowed apps to override Privacy preferences.
If you skipped iOS 14.8 or any older versions of iOS, you'll get the security patches from those updates with your iOS 15.5 update as well.
In addition to those patches, iOS 15 comes with some security and privacy upgrades including improvements to Siri. Requests made to Siri are now processed on the device itself using Neural Engine. This makes it more secure.
If you're an Apple Card user, you'll now get a security code that changes regularly to use when you make online transactions.
Apple's also included a built-in authenticator that's similar to Google Authenticator. This will let you generate verification codes for enhanced sign-in security under your Passwords.
There's also a Mail feature that hides your IP address.
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