How to take a screenshot on iPhone 12, 12 Mini, and 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max? If you just bought an iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, 12 Pro, or 12 Pro Max, the first thing to do is take a screenshot. Fortunately, Apple made the process pretty intuitive and it only takes a minute to learn!
How to take a screenshot on iPhone 12, 12 Mini, and 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max
From any screen,
- Click in the volume up and the side button (lock button) at the same time. You should see an animation for the screenshot taken.
- In the bottom left corner you’ll see a preview — tap it to make edits or tap-and-hold to immediately share the screenshot to an app, AirDrop, or other shares.
- If you decide to edit or markup your screenshot, you’ll see the below screens. Tap “Done” in the top-right corner and you’ll be given the option to either “Save to Photos” or delete the screenshot(s).
How to edit screenshots on iPhone 12?
If you decide to edit or markup your screenshot, you’ll be shown the below screens. From left to right: the screen you want to screenshot, the edit/markup display, and the option to save or delete the screenshots.
The tools here are pretty self-explanatory, but here’s a quick primer if you’re unfamiliar: the top shows the Undo and Redo buttons, while the bottom has various markup styles and tools, along with a selection of colors. Tap the “+” icon to also display options to add text, signature, magnifying glass, opacity, etc.
If the page you’re taking a screenshot on supports it (like in this example I’m taking a screenshot of a page in the Safari app), you can also toggle between “Screen” and ” Full page”. In Safari’s case, this feature allows you to quickly take a screenshot of the entire Safari page – as if you had scrolled all the way down and taken a screenshot in its entirety. This can be useful for web design or development work.
As mentioned before, just tap “Done” at the top right to save your screenshots. If you don’t care about them at all, you can also delete them and save yourself the trouble of cleaning up your camera roll later.