No matter what Apple device you’re using, the steps for taking a screenshot are usually very similar. But just in case you can’t remember them or you are a first-time Apple user, let’s have a look at these instructions together. We will be focusing on iPhone and iPad in iOS 10.3, as these are currently the most popular devices, but you should be able to adapt this information to any other model.
How to take screenshots when using an iPhone/iPad in iOS 10.3
This is, perhaps, one of the easiest things to achieve on your Apple device. Every time you run into some useful information, taking a screenshot and saving it as a photo on your device is just as simple as simultaneously pressing two hard keys of the smartphone.
You can do it as you read this article, for instance. Stop on the desired piece of information. Tap on the Power button, located on the side of the device. At the same time, tap on the Home button. Hold these two tightly pressed up until you hear a shutter noise.
At that moment, the iPhone or the iPad already took a screenshot so you can release the buttons. Aside from the flash that you will be able to notice as the photo is taken, you can tell that the operation completed successfully as a drop-down notification will show on the screen.
That notification is telling you that the screenshot is ready to view and, if you want, you can use it to access the path of the photo and see how the screenshot really looks. It is actually recommended to use this feature and check the final result, to make sure that the image is clear and your hands didn’t tremble to obtain a fuzzy, unclear image.
Of course, you can also ignore the shortcut from the notification tray and keep on taking screenshots of other important pieces of information. When you’re done, you will be able to see all the screenshots right in the gallery app on your iPhone or iPad in iOS 10.3.