How to Take a Screenshot on iPhone 13

How to Take a Screenshot on iPhone 13

Are you using an iPhone for the first time and finding it difficult to use its functions? But when it comes to taking a screenshot, you may find a few options. Taking a screenshot on iPhone 13 is not at all so difficult, and you can do it with just some simple steps which I am going to describe in this article.

Also, if you are using other models of iPhone 13, here is the solution. So, without wasting time scroll down to see the solution on how to take screenshot on iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

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9 Ways to Take a Screenshot on iPhone 13

1. Hardware Buttons

To take a screenshot on the iPhone 13 and its other model is to simultaneously press the volume up button and the power button for a second. It will immediately capture or will take a screenshot of your current screen. At this time, you can crop or edit the screenshot, but if you don’t do this, it will automatically be saved in your iPhone Photo App.

Also, remember one thing while pressing both the buttons simultaneously, you should release both the buttons quickly. If you don’t do that it will end up at the Power Off, Emergency SOS, or Medical ID (if you have set), which can disable Face ID.

2. Use Shortcuts

Shortcuts to take screenshot

Apple allows their users who are using the version of iOS 14.5 and above, can take a screenshot with the help of Shortcuts on iPhone 13.  Steps to create shortcuts are:

  1. Go to “My Shortcuts”
  2. Tap the + sign to start a new work flow.
  3. Then tap “Add Action” and select “Take Screenshot”
  4. Finally click “Save to Photo Album”, so that your screenshots get saved to your device.

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3. Back Tapping

Apple also allows their users the feature of Back Tap to take a screenshot on iPhone 13 and other variants, this feature supports in iOS 14 and iOS 15. You can take a screenshot by simply tapping twice or thrice at the back of the iPhone.

To turn on the Back Tapping feature on your iPhone, go to Settings → Accessibility → Touch → Back Tap to toggle it on. Then select “Double Tap” or Triple Tap,” → select “Screenshot”.

Back Tapping

4. Siri

You can use another option to take screenshot on iPhone Siri, the virtual assistant of the iPhone. Let’s start the setting up process for Siri. Go to Settings and search for Siri, then select Listen for “Hey Siri,” to enable Siri. Once you are done with the settings process, all you have to say “Hey Siri, take a screenshot.”

Instead of that, “Press Side Button for Siri” to enable Siri settings. To do this you can long-press the side button, and then say “take a screenshot”.

Another way to enable the “Type to Siri” feature, all you need to do is to go to the settings → Accessibility → Siri. With the help of this feature, you need not give any voice commands, it allows you to type.

5. Screen Mirroring

Another way to take a screenshot on iPhone 13 is by using a Mac. When you swipe down the iPhone screen to access the Control Center, there is a Screen Mirroring button on the left side of the brightness column. You can see your iPhone screen on a Mac book with Screen Mirroring when you enable this feature. You need to connect and tap the name of your macOS.

Once you connected your iPhone to you Mac, can now take a screenshot. Though its only mirroring the screen, you cannot access to control your iPhone.

To do this, press Command-Shift-3. After pressing the keys, you will hear click sound and the captured image will be saved to the Desktop. You can crop the screenshots later

You will notice black bars on the top, bottom, or sides of your screenshot, which you should probably crop out later. On some screens, though, like those where a screenshots thumbnail appears, you will be able to take screenshots that you might not have been able to otherwise. To use the selection tool for more precise screenshot boundaries, press Command-Shift-4.

To disable the Screen Mirroring function, go to Control Center from your iPhone, select the “Screen Mirroring” button, and tap “Stop Mirroring.”

6. Voice Control

Just like Siri, there is another way where you can take a screenshot on iPhone13, 13 mini, 13 Pro, or 13 Pro Max is Voice Control. The Voice Control feature on iPhone is available since iOS 13. To enable this feature:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Then click on Accessibility
  3. Toggle on the Voice Control, and you’re done.

Once it is enabled, a speakerphone icon will appear just beside the time. And now you can access this feature and say “take a screenshot.”

7. Screenshot with QuickTime Player

Screenshot on iPhone 13 with QuickTime Player

QuickTime Player can be a good option for you to take a screenshot by using your Mac. To use this feature, you just need to connect your iPhone 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max to your Mac through a Lightning to USB-C cable. After connecting with Mac, you need to tap “Trust” on your iPhone and enter your password to access.

Open QuickTime Player on Mac and from “New Movie Recording, click on “File” from the menu bar and select your iPhone name from the list. Now you are ready to take a screenshot and then save the file to the destination folder.

You can also use the Command-Shift-5 or Command-Shift-4 shortcut to take more screenshots.

8. Screenshot with AssistiveTouch

There is a feature added to your iPhone 13 series is AssistiveTouch, which makes it easier to perform various functions for the users, like taking screenshots. Like option 1 Hardware method mentioned above, you need to press multiple buttons together, instead of that, you can use the AssistiveTouch method.

To enable this, go to the Settings → Accessibility → Accessibility Shortcut, be assured there should be a blue check on “AssistiveTouch”. Keep in mind to enable only the AssistiveTouch feature.

Now you have activated this feature, how will you use AssistiveTouch to take screenshots? To do this, triple-click the Side button, and you’ll notice a circle appear on your screen. Hit the circle, then go to Device –> More, then select “Screenshot.”

Not only that. You can configure it so that you can take a screenshot on iPhone 13 by single-tapping, double-tapping, or long-pressing the AssistiveTouch icon if you want to save even more time. If you select double-tap, for instance, all you have to do is tap the AssistiveTouch circle twice to take a screenshot.

For this, Go to Settings Accessibility Touch Assistive Touch to set it up. Switch on the feature if it’s off, and under Custom Actions, you will see “Single-Tap,” “Double-Tap,” and “Long Press.” Select any one option to see a list of functions, then select “Screenshot.”

If you don’t always want to use AssistiveTouch, you may add this feature to the Control Center. To do so, Settings Control Center, and there should “Accessibility Shortcuts” be included. You can swipe down to access the Control Center and tap the Accessibility control.

9. Create full-page screenshots in a browser

This is the easy way to create a full-page screenshot on iPhone 13, which only works when you are using a browser app. After taking a screenshot, tap the preview image option to the bottom-left of your iPhone. Then select Full Page to see the scrolling screenshot.

Crop or edit the image as you need. Click Done and then Save PDF to Files. You can save this screenshot PDF in your iCloud Drive or On This iPhone to the local storage of your device.


So, did you really get this article useful? If yes, comment to me in the comment box below which method you found useful to take screenshot on iPhone 13.


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