Sometimes you need to capture exactly what you see on your iPhone screen, and that’s where a screenshot comes in handy. Fortunately, taking a screenshot on an iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Mini is just as easy as it is on the other iPhone models. Here̵
How to Take an iPhone 12 Screenshot Using Buttons
To take a screenshot on an iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Mini, briefly press and hold the Side button (on the right side of the device) and the Volume Up button (on the left side) at the same time.
After pressing the key combination at the same time, you will hear a camera shutter sound effect (if your volume is not muted) and a thumbnail of the screenshot will appear in the corner of your screen.
If you ignore the thumbnail or swipe to the left, it disappears after a moment. Once the thumbnail disappears, your iPhone will automatically save the screen to your Photos library.
How to Edit an iPhone Screenshot Just After You Take It
Tapping on the thumbnail that appears on your iPhone screen just after taking a screenshot will open a special editing mode. This editing mode allows you to draw on the screenshot, rotate it, crop it, insert a signature, and otherwise annotate the image.
To delete the screenshot without saving it, tap the trash can icon in the top right corner of the screen. When you’re done editing, tap Done in the top-left corner of the screen and select “Save to Photos.” The resulting image will be saved to your Album > Screenshots library in the Photos app.
How to take an iPhone 12 screenshot without buttons
There are several ways to take screenshots on an iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Mini without pressing hardware buttons. (These can come in handy if you have a broken button or if you’re having trouble doing the hardware button screenshot method.)
One of the nicest ways to do this is by using Back Tap, an accessibility feature. If you open Settings and navigate to Accessibility > Touch > Tap Back, then assign “Screenshot” to a tap option, you can tap the back of your iPhone two or three times to take a screenshot.
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You can also take a screenshot with AssistiveTouch if you open Settings and go to Accessibility > Touch > AssistiveTouch and then assign “Screenshot” to one of the custom actions. Or you can open the AssistiveTouch menu and select Device > More > Screenshot to take a buttonless screenshot at any time. Pretty neat!
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Where are screenshots stored on iPhone 12?
Whatever method you used to take a screenshot on your iPhone 12, you can find the screenshot you just took by opening the Photos app and going to Album > Screenshots. You will also see the screenshot in the “Recent” section of the app. The iPhone takes screenshots as PNG files.
While viewing your screenshot in the Photos app, you can edit or share it just like you would share a photo on your iPhone. You can also delete your screenshots by choosing ‘Select’, tapping the photos you want to delete, then the trash can icon in the corner. Lots of fun!
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