How to Take a Screenshot on the iPhone X

By Edward C. Baig, Bob LeVitus

Well, the fact is, you probably couldn’t take a blurry picture of the iPhone X using its built-in screen-grab feature if you wanted to.

To take a screenshot with the iPhone X, press the volume up button and the side button. The iPhone grabs a snapshot of whatever is on the screen. The picture lands in the iPhone’s Camera Roll; from there, you can synchronize it with your PC or Mac, along with all your other pictures. And from there, the possibilities are endless. Why, your picture could wind up just about anywhere, including in a For Dummies book.

iOS 11 has several excellent new screenshot features. The first is a mini-preview that appears in the lower-left corner of the screen as soon as you snap it.

The mini-preview stays on screen for about 10 seconds before it disappears. If you press and hold down on the mini-preview, you get the standard Share sheet; if you tap the mini-preview, you can annotate it before you share it.

Our favorite feature is that you can share a screenshot without having to save it to your Camera Roll, which saves you from flicking your way past countless useless screenshots every time you browse your photos.