iOS 11, the upcoming mobile operating system for iPhones and iPads, introduces a new and much more powerful way to take screenshots and for the first time you can also annotate them.
The way to take a screenshot in iOS 11 remains the same in terms of actual controls: you press and hold for a second both the home key on the front and the power key on the left side. What happens next, however, is quite different: you get a small thumbnail in the bottom left of your screen. You can press on it to get to the screenshot, or keep on snapping screenshots.
Once you click on that little thumbnail, you get to a special screenshot editor.
This is where the magic happens: if you are happy with your screenshot, you can just click done in the upper left corner, save it to your photos (or delete), and be done with it.
But you can also do so much more with a screenshot: you can crop easily, 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. All of this truly puts screenshots on iOS on steroids. The interface is powerful, fast and intuitive, a new benchmark for something as simple as taking a screenshot on your iPhone.
You can see all the new screenshot functionalities in iOS 11 right below.
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My galaxy S8+ does this already, no love for Samsung PA?
posted on Jun 13, 2017, 9:55 AM 12
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It's a screenshot. This is a reminder that shows how restricted and locked down iOS really is. So your S8 and Android in general has been doing screen shots since it's inception.
posted on Jun 13, 2017, 10:42 AM 1
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https://youtu.be/SLgvWfZrFrQ This video highlights some of the features Apple copied from Samsung and Android, they're identical to what we have been using on our phones for years now, and the video starts with the screenshot feature.
posted on Jun 13, 2017, 11:45 AM 15
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You're sarcasm is invalid. They are late with updates, what's the percentage of Android 7 phones again? But this article has nothing to do with that. Its about a feature being added to iOS, yea sure it's been on Oem skins before, congratulations. Do people really think that anyone who's into phones and comes to this website doesn't know by now that Android usually gets features first? Seems to me like every time iOS gets a feature, fandroids get wet in the pants trying to instantly prove that Android got it first. Also yea benchmarks don't matter anymore now that Apple wipes the floor with everyone.
posted on Jun 13, 2017, 12:53 PM 1
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That's because iOS users claim a feature is the best thing ever if Apple implements it first and a useless gimmick otherwise. Benchmarks have never really mattered, they are only indicative of overall performance.
posted on Jun 13, 2017, 4:37 PM 2
According to you, what is really important about an update is what number is after the version of the operating system, not what the operating system actually does. Maybe, just maybe, limiting the capabilities of the OS makes updating it easier. In fact, limiting the capabalities of the operating system may even help it wipe the floor with other OSs in benchmarks. My scientific calculator also gets great benchmarks. You're just now able to edit a screenshot. But hey, your OS had a 10 in its name and gets great benchmarks. Benchmarks tend to matter less when the OS is crashing a lot more and its "optomized" apps are crashing 3 time more. Seems to me that evertime Android got a feature, Apple fans were the ones who whipped out their "copying" claims (refer to Apple lawsuits or BGR). Now, Android wipes the floor with ios in features and features don't matter.....unless Apple gets the in-screen fingerprint scanner first, then being first will matter again (refer to Ray S. or Bankz). Do you really think people who come to this site don't already know that ios has a higher adoption rate? And apparently, those adoption rates are really useful, unless you wanted to edit a screen shot.
posted on Jun 13, 2017, 5:06 PM 2
"Seems to me like every time iOS gets a feature, fandroids get wet in the pants trying to instantly prove that Android got it first." Oh, by the way... 8. Anderson36 (Posts: 17; Member since: 28 Apr 2017) By the time S9 comes Apple would've already adopted fingerprint in iPhone 8 display so as usual Samsung copies Apple SMH....
posted on Jun 13, 2017, 8:14 PM 0
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*Reply to Post 14* Yeah Apple can get updates for longer and more quicker than Android OEMS but at the end of the day its IOS that has to catch up to Android. Android Nougat, Marshmallow heck even Lollipop can do this and these are updates from 1 or 2 years ago. My Note 4 from 2014 can do this for the last 3 years so sorry but Samsung and others have already made taking screenshots great Iphonearena.
posted on Jun 14, 2017, 2:34 AM 0
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It was introduced in Note4.iPhone Arena.
posted on Jun 13, 2017, 10:08 AM 11
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Thanks Apple, the others will follow (with lags and auto-restart).
posted on Jun 13, 2017, 10:20 AM 1
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this is a direct copy of Samsung's implementation down to the icons and preview. More like Apple : Hey Sammy can I copy your homework? Samsung: Sure but change it a bit Apple: Alright S phone has screenshot preview to right. Lets move the preview to left
posted on Jun 13, 2017, 12:54 PM 4
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