How To Screenshot on iPhone 7 (2 Effortless Ways)


Are you wondering how to take screenshots on iPhone 7? Taking screenshots is such a common occurrence, whether it’s for official work or sharing messages. The good news is that there are two ways you can screenshot on an iPhone 7, both are pretty simple. In this article, I will show you how to take screenshots on iPhone 7 by pressing the home and power buttons simultaneously and using the AssistiveTouch feature.

Read on to learn more about it.

In Short: How To Take a Screenshot on iPhone 7

There are many reasons why you may want to take a screenshot. Luckily, the process is simple and quick. To take a screenshot on your iPhone 7, simultaneously press the side and home buttons. When you do this, your screen will blink, and you’ll hear a shutter sound. A screenshot thumbnail will appear on the screen, and then you can tap it to edit and share the screenshot.

To better understand the process, follow the step-by-step guide below with the screenshots.

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Screenshot on iPhone 7

As mentioned earlier, there are two methods to screenshot with the Apple iPhone 7:

  1. Using the button combination
  2. Using AssistiveTouch

Using the Button Combination

This is my preferred method of taking screenshots because it is quick and easy. When I need to take a screenshot, here’s how I do it using the button combination:

Step 1: I go to the screen where I want to capture a screenshot.

Step 2: I simultaneously hold down the power button on the right side of the device and the home button.

How to take screenshot on iPhone 7—button combination

Step 3: When I hold down both buttons, a thumbnail image of the screenshot will appear on the screen shortly after I press the buttons. Once I have taken the screenshot, I can edit the snap if I want to.

It is worth noting that while this method works on most screens, it does not work on certain apps like Netflix, which prevents users from taking screenshots.

Using AssistiveTouch to Screenshot with One Hand

An alternative method to the button combination is the AssistiveTouch function, which adds the screenshot function to the top-level menu. To use this method, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Go to “Settings” > “General

Step 2: Scroll down to “Accessibility

Step 3: Scroll down to “AssistiveTouch

Step 4: Tap it and turn the toggle on

Step 5: Go to the “Customize Top Level” menu. Here, you will see the icons, which you can customize.

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. When you press the icon, you will see additional options, including a screenshot option.

Step 9: Tap the “Screenshot” and take a snap of your screen.

NOTE: This method also works for the iPhone 7 Plus.

Related: How to Screenshot on macOS

How To Screenshot on More Recent iPhone Models

By now, the iPhone 7 model is outdated, so I have also included updates for the iPhone 13 Pro Max to keep things more relevant. If you want to take screenshots using more recent iPhones, here’s how to do it:

  1. Press the volume up and side buttons simultaneously, then quickly release them.
  2. To view your screenshot, look at the lower-left corner of your screen and tap the thumbnail.
  3. On iOS 15 and 16,
    1. Open the thumbnail and tap “Done.”
    2. Then, choose between “Save to Photos, Save to Files, and Delete Screenshot.”
How to save screenshot on iPhone 15 and 16
  1. On iOS 17, screenshots are automatically saved to the Photos app.

If you want to take a full-page screenshot instead, do the following:

  1. Take a screenshot by pressing the volume up and side buttons simultaneously.
  2. Tap the screenshot thumbnail in the lower-left portion of your screen.
  3. Tap “Full Page.”
How to take a full page screenshot on iPhone 17
  1. To save your full-page screenshot,
    1. Tap “Done” > “Save PDF to FIles.”
    2. Choose a location to save your screenshot and tap “Save.”
How to save a full page screenshot to PDF
  1. Alternatively, you can tap the “Share” button to send the PDF to other people.
How to share a full page screenshot PDF

NOTE: These steps apply to all iPhones with Face ID, from iOS 15 to 17.

To activate the AssistiveTouch function on recent iPhone models, follow these steps:

  1. Go to “Settings” > “Accessibility
Accessibility settings for iPhones 15 to 17
  1. Scroll down to “AssistiveTouch
  2. Under “Physical and Motor,” tap “Touch”
  1. Tap “Assistive Touch” and toggle it on
How to turn on assistive touch
  1. Tap the “Customize Top Level” menu
    How to customise top level menu
  2. Tap “Custom” (star icon)
Tap custom icon to change into screenshot
  1. Tap “Screenshot” and then “Done.
How to activate screenshot on assistive touch

How To Access Your Screenshot

Whenever you take a screenshot on your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, a thumbnail of the screenshot will appear on your screen for several seconds. If you miss the thumbnail, you can find your screenshot in your photo album folder. To access your photo album and retrieve your screenshot, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Go to the home screen and search for the “Photos app.

Step 2: Go to “Recent.” There, you should be able to see the iPhone 7 screenshot you just took.

Where is the recent photos album on the iPhone

Step 3: If you’re having trouble finding the screenshot in your “Recent” folder, go to your “Albums” folder instead. You should see a folder where all your “Screenshots” are saved automatically.

Where is the screenshots album on iPhone

If you took related screenshots, you can turn them into a collage using Apple’s built-in Shortcuts app.

How To Edit and Share Your Screenshot

When you take a screenshot using either method mentioned above, you’ll see a thumbnail of your screenshot on your iPhone 7 screen.

If you want to edit the screenshot, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Tap the thumbnail

Step 2: Use the boxes on the corners of the picture to crop it

Step 3: You will see the editing tools at the bottom of your screen. Here, you will have the option to draw, add a signature, or rotate the screenshot.

Step 4: When you’re satisfied with your edits, click “Done,” and your edited screenshot will be saved in the same folder

Step 5: To share your newly edited screenshot, click on the share icon at the top of your screen

iPhone upload icon

Alternatively, you can access your screenshot in the iPhone photo app in the screenshot folder. Here, you can edit it and share it with others. Or, if you’re taking screenshots of a webpage, you can copy text from the photos for easier sharing.

How To Screenshot on Newer iPhone Models

For iPhones without the Touch ID button, starting from iPhone X, you can follow these steps:

  1. Place your finger on both the side button and the volume up button.
  2. Press both of them at the same time and wait for a shutter sound. You can also confirm that the screenshot has been taken after a screen flash.
Where to find the side and volume buttons on newer iPhone models

Alternatively, if you want to print a physical copy of your screenshot(s), you can print it directly from your iPhone.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Screenshot on iPhone 7 Without a Button?

The AssistiveTouch function is the best way to take screenshots using an iPhone 7 without a button. It is quick and easy to use, allowing you to screenshot and share images when you have button problems.

If you have not already done so, to turn on your “AssistiveTouch” function, go to your “Settings” > “Accessibility” > “Touch” > “AssistiveTouch.

Once you have turned the function on, a circle icon will appear. Then, you can tap the circle to see the options menu. From there, you can find the screenshot icon.

What Other Methods Are There for AssistiveTouch?

Additionally, two more methods exist to turn on “AssistiveTouch.” Both are simple.

  1. Use Siri: Say, “Hey Siri,” “Turn on AssistiveTouch.” The function will then be turned on.
  2. Add a shortcut: Go to “Settings” > “Accessibility” > “Accessibility Shortcut” > turn on “AssistiveTouch.

Does the iPhone 7 Have a Double Tap to Screenshot?

Unfortunately, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus do not have the double tap to screenshot feature. This feature is only available in the iPhone 14 and later models. If this is a function that you want, consider upgrading your phone to a newer model.

How Do You Take a Screenshot on iPhone 7 With One Hand?

The easiest way to take a screenshot with one hand is using the “AssistiveTouch” function. 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 and home buttons simultaneously, which requires both hands.


The method for taking a screenshot is more or less the same across all iPhones with a power and home button. In this tutorial, I have shown you how to take screenshots on iPhone 7 by simultaneously holding the power and home buttons and using the “AssistiveTouch” function.

I hope you found this article helpful. Feel free to leave any comments to learn more about iPhone functions. Check out this online tutorial on taking photos like a pro to improve your iPhone photography skills.


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