How to take a screenshot on Apple iPhone X

The home button is gone on the Apple iPhone X, so how do you take a screenshot?

It used to be that you press the home key and the power key on the side to take a screenshot, but with no home key, the shortcut has now changed.

To take a screenshot on the Apple iPhone X you need to simply press down the power button on the side and the volume up key simultaneously. That's it, simple!

Don't hold them, though, because if you do hold them longer you will enter emergency mode and hear your phone beeping loudly.

So what about the notch? How does it appear in screenshots? Good news is that screenshots look as if there was no notch at all. Instead, you get a full rectangle with a continuous background, uninterrupted by the notch.

With iOS 11, screenshots are also super-charged: you get to edit and annotate them easily, and they are all saved in a separate folder where you can go through previously captured screenshots. Tap on the little thumbnail that appears after you take a screenshot and you can crop it, you can annotate using a marker, pen and/or a pencil (you have a choice between one of six colors). Then, you can also add bubbles, arrows, as well as a signature easily. A neat magnifier tool allows you to accentuate a particular element as well.

Learn more about iOS 11 screenshots here

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iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



3. Jesseclark

Posts: 28; Member since: Jun 10, 2017

Where samsung has reached new milestones in screenshots, Apple still lacks behinds. Where is the scrolling screenshot to take any length of screenshot from a page. Directly cropping and editing, the rectangular and oval screenshots which can even be used to extract editable text from any page or image. The pin to top which puts the content immediately on top to be used with other apps and the animation screenshot which can easily takes up to 15 seconds of animated gif screenshot from any page or app including Instagram videos saved as gif. Apple will say it's a gimmick just like they said about palm swipe to take screenshot feature but these super smart features really make a Galaxy device as an amazing content oriented device, you get to choose what you want to extract. Well I'll rather enjoy all these great features rather than convincing myself by saying my anniversary phone which now has slow wireless charging and oled display can open app 0.007 seconds faster.

5. Avieshek unregistered

It's just a Samsung with iOS (and notch). Atleast, with Android, there's 6.4" screen, without the notch.

6. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Doesn't matter for me, apple has finally priced me out. Here in Canada this phone is selling for $1329 plus taxes. No thanks.

7. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

How about iPhone 8?

11. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

If you do the math for yourself, you'll see that it's still too expensive.

14. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

700 seems ok when compared to X or Note.

15. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

The iPhone 8 is nice and all but it's not much different than the 7. The only thing that would get me to upgrade is a huge bump in the camera department. I have small children and constantly taking pictures.

9. plsnoregforcomments

Posts: 29; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

just pert near the corner of the Android shortcut - just to avoid patent things - volume down+power for android, volume up+power for Apple...

16. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Fix that notch Apple. No reason that can't be cropped when taking screen shot.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31594; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's a letdown for me. expected a note competitor, this ain't it.

20. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

No one can or ever can compete against the Note. The iPhone is also a poor Galaxy S competitior too. But Samsung chose to use the S against the iPhone specifically. Every single Galaxy S, was better than the iPhone counterpart. The first S yes came 3 years later. But it has better features and more vs the original iPhone. Yes what made it better was access to better hardware vs the OG iPhone. But the original S was better when it came out, then the iPhone that was available as well, and that hasn't and never will change. Samsung got ripped for removing useful features like waterproofing and sdcard support in the S6. As you see they found a way to get it back on the S7's and brought it to the Note as well. Sheep just follow which is why Apple does this stupid stuff.

21. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Nothing beats palm swipe for taking screenshots. Apple isn't gonna implement it, or any OEM because it is a patented gesture by Samsung, and the other OEM's don;t want to pay for it. Assuming Samsung would even offer it. Samsung doesn't have to offer its features to other OEM's which sets them apart from the rest.

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