Taking screenshots is such a common occurrence, whether it’s for official work or sharing messages. The good news is that the two ways you can screenshot on an iPhone 7 are pretty simple. In this article, we will show you how to screenshot on iPhone 7 by pressing the home and power button at the same time and using assistive touch.
In Short: How to Take a Screenshot on iPhone 7
To take a screenshot on your iPhone 7, simultaneously press the side button and the home button. Your screen will blink, and you’ll hear a shutter sound. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear on the screen, and you can tap it to edit and share it.
How to Screenshot on iPhone 7- Step by Step
There are 2 methods to screenshot with iPhone 7:
- Using button combination
- Using Assistive Touch
Below, we will show you each of these methods with a step-by-step guide.
Using Button Combination
Here’s how to take a screenshot with iPhone 7 using the button combination:
Step 1: Go to the screen you want to take a snap of
Step 2: Hold the power button on the side and the home button at the same time.
Step 3: A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear on the screen for a few seconds. You can click it if you want to edit your snap.
This method should work on any screen unless screenshots are not allowed in that app, like in Netflix.
Using Assistive Touch to Screenshot with One Hand
Step 1: Go to Settings > General
Step 2: Scroll down to Accessibility
Step 3: Scroll down to Assistive Touch
Step 4: Tap it and toggle it on.
Step 5: Go to Customize Top Level menu. There you will see icons, and you can customize them.
Step 6: Choose the star icon for Custom
Step 7: Scroll down to Screenshot.
Step 8: An icon will appear on the screen. You can move it around and reposition it by holding and dragging it across the screen. If you press it, some options will appear, including a screenshot option.
Step 9: Tap Screenshot and take a snap of your screen.
This also works for an iPhone 7 plus screenshot too.
Related: How to Screenshot on macOS
How to Access Your Screenshot
Whenever you take a screenshot on your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, a thumbnail of the snap will appear on your screen for a while. However, if you happened to miss the thumbnail, Here’s how to access your screenshots:
Step 1: Go to the home screen and search for the photo gallery app
Step 2: Go to Recent. There you should be able to see the screenshot you just took.
Step 3: If you’re having trouble finding it on Recent, you can go to Albums. You will find a folder for Screenshots where all your screenshots are stored.
How to Edit and Share Your Screenshot
Once you take a screenshot with any of the two methods mentioned above, you’ll see a thumbnail of your screenshot on your iPhone 7 screen.
To edit and share it:
Step 1: Tap the thumbnail.
Step 2: Use the boxes on the corners of the picture to crop it
Step 3: There are tools at the bottom where you can also draw on the screenshot, add a signature or rotate
Step 4: When you’re satisfied with your edits, click Done to save the edited screenshot
Step 5: To share it click on the share icon at the top
You can also access your screenshot on the photo app in the screenshot folder and edit it from there.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do You Screenshot on iPhone 7 Without a Button?
The best way to take a screenshot with iPhone 7 without a button is to use the Assistive touch. Turning on the assistive touch will make a circle icon appear. Tap the circle to show a menu of options, and there you can find the screenshot icon.
Does iPhone 7 Have Double Tap to Screenshot?
Unfortunately, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus do not have the double tap to screenshot feature. This feature is currently only available in the iPhone 14 and later models. Which you may want to consider upgrading to.
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How Do You Take a Screenshot on iPhone 7 With One Hand?
The easiest way to take a screenshot with one hand is also using Assistive touch. All you need to do is tap the feature on the screen and tap screenshot. All this can be done with just one finger, unlike pressing the power button and home button simultaneously, which requires both hands.
The method for taking a screenshot is more or less the same across all iPhones that have a power and home button. In this tutorial, we’ve shown you how to screenshot on iPhone 7 by simultaneously holding the power button and the home button as well as using assistive touch.
We hope you found this article useful.
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