How to take and edit Screen­shots on Your iPhone


Hello, Guys welcome back here you will learn How to Edit Screen­shots on Your iPhone. Whether you’ve just purchased your first iPhone or have had one since the home button first clicked, there’s one thing you might not know: how to snap a screenshot. But, no matter what type of iPhone you have, we’re here to help. This is how.

How to take and edit Screen­shots on Your iPhone

Capturing screenshots is a convenient way to communicate what’s on your screen at the time. However, if the goal of taking a screenshot is to share it with someone, altering screenshots might help you express your message more successfully. That’s where your iPhone’s Markup feature comes in helpful.

While taking a screenshot is simple, there is a lot you can do with it afterwards. In this post, we’ll go through all of the tools available for editing screenshots on your iPhone. So, let’s get started.


iPhone 8 or earlier

If your iPhone has a home button, you’ll utilise it to take a screenshot. Simply press and release the home and power buttons for a few seconds. If you have audio turned on, your iPhone will flash and make a click noise, and a screenshot will be taken.

iPhone SE

Because the iPhone SE is based on the “classic” iPhone design, it functions in the same way as the iPhone 8. After a few seconds of holding down the home and power buttons, your screenshot will appear in the bottom left corner of the screen.

iPhone X or later

Because the most recent iPhones do not have a home button, the process for taking a screenshot has changed. Instead of pressing the home button, you press and hold both the volume up and power buttons for a second before releasing. Your iPhone will flash and vibrate, and the screen will be destroyed.



When you take a screenshot on your iPhone, a small thumbnail will display in the bottom-left corner of the screen. To view your screenshot, tap on it.

After opening the screenshot, tap the Markup icon at the top to reveal a slew of editing tools at the bottom.


Not every aspect of your screenshot is necessary. Begin by clipping off any undesired sections of the screenshot. Crop your image by tapping and dragging one of the border’s corners or sides.


Similarly, to scale your screenshot, you can use your fingers to make the pinch in or out gesture.


At the bottom of the Markup screen, you’ll notice a couple of tools. You may quickly create arbitrary shapes or highlight a portion of your snapshot by selecting one of the various pen types.

To begin drawing, choose a pencil, pen, or highlighter from the toolbar below and a preferred pen size.


To choose a colour for your pen, pencil, or highlighter, use the colour picker tool.

Pick a Color for Pencil

You can drag the Lasso tool to trace a circle around the drawing.

There’s also a Ruler tool for drawing straight lines. Tap on the Ruler to add it to your screenshot and position it where you want it.


If you make a mistake, use the Eraser tool to erase a portion of an object or the entire thing.


In addition to drawing, you may add text to an image. To do so, tap the Plus icon in the bottom-right corner and choose Text from the option that appears.

Enter your text and drag the text box to the desired spot. Change the colour, font, size, alignment, and so on by tapping on the aA icon in the bottom left corner.



Markup, like adding a text box, allows you to put your signature to the screenshot. You must first hit the Plus icon and then select Signature from the menu.

You can add a new signature or select one of your already saved signatures from the pop-up menu.

Add Signature


The Markup tool also displays a few simple shapes for you to use in your screenshot.


Tap the Plus button and select one of the available shapes. Once the object has been inserted, use the blue dots around the forms to resize it.

To add a curve to a shape, tap and drag the green dot.

You can do the same thing with square, round, or speaking balloon forms. For example, you can use the rectangular shape and modify its border size to conceal important information such as email addresses, contact information, and so on.



The Magnifier tool can also be used to bring focus straight to a part of a screenshot without cutting it out. You can use it to expand a certain area on which you want the audience to focus.

Select the Magnifier tool by tapping the Plus icon.

After you’ve inserted it, rotate the green dot clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or decrease magnification.


Similarly, to enlarge the magnifier, tap and drag the blue dot in or out.

To obscure useless information, use the opaque tool in conjunction with the magnification tool.

Tap the Plus button and select Opacity from the drop-down menu. Then, using the slider, adjust the intensity of the effect.



If you make a mistake when editing your image, you can undo or redo changes by using the backward or forward arrows at the top.

If you want to erase a shape, text box, or signature without moving back and forth, tap on the object and choose Delete from the menu.


After editing your screenshot, tap on the Done button in the top left corner to save your edited screenshot.


Alternatively, tap on the share button up top to share the screenshot.


Apple does not include a shortcut for taking screenshots in iOS, but you can add one if you like. To discover it, go to Settings, then General, and finally Accessibility. Scroll down until you reach AssistiveTouch. When you turn it on, a little circle will show on your home screen with shortcuts to several functions, one of which is taking screenshots. (At first, the option will be on the second page of the Device menu, but you may change it under the Settings tab.) When you wish to capture a screenshot, simply open the on-screen menu and tap the screenshot icon. Don’t worry, it won’t capture the AssistiveTouch overlay.

iphone screenshot assistivetouch
You can opt to add a screenshot shortcut to your home screen via AssistiveTouch.


Unfortunately, Apple has not taught Siri to take screenshots, so going hands-free is out of the question. When you say, “Hey Siri, take a screenshot,” Siri will advise you how to do it with your specific phone. But we’re hoping that Siri-enabled screenshotting will be available in a future release.


Editing (iOS 10 and earlier)

You’ll probably want to edit or share your screenshot once you take it. To do so on iPhones that haven’t received an iOS 10 upgrade, go to Apple’s Photos app and look for it at the top of your camera roll. Tapping the thumbnail opens it, and the Edit option allows you to trim, mark up, and change it as needed. Then, to save it, press Done.

iphone screenshot editing
The screenshot editing tool is both powerful and intuitive.

Editing (iOS 11 and later)

In iOS 11, Apple launched a new screenshot interface, and it’s fantastic. A little thumbnail will display in the lower-left corner of the screen when you take a screenshot. You can wait for it to disappear or swipe it away, but if you want to act on the screenshot right now, tap it to be directed to the editing interface. Inside, you’ll be able to trim and mark up your photograph before sharing it, with the option to delete when finished to avoid cluttering up your camera roll.


The iPhone’s Markup feature surely makes it simple to alter screenshots with many possibilities. Hopefully, the preceding guide has provided you with a thorough overview of all the tools available. If you have any queries, please leave them in the comments section below.


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