How to screenshot on iPhone 11: All you need to know

Figuring out how to screenshot on iPhone 11 is not an easy task if you’re switching from Android or even if you used an older iPhone before. To screenshot, iPhone 11 does, however, offer two different options: this can be done using the device’s physical buttons, or you can learn how to take a screenshot on iPhone 11 with Assistive Touch. This tutorial illustrates how to screenshot on iPhone 11, and we included a bonus chapter in case you need to capture a Full Page in Safari:

NOTE: This guide applies to iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. If you don’t know for sure, find out what iPhone you have. Your Screenshots folder can be found in the Albums tab of the Photos app, as explained in our article on screenshot locations.

How to screenshot on iPhone 11 with the Side Button and Volume Up

The standard way to screenshot on iPhone 11 requires using its physical buttons. Since this seems to be the Apple standard for iPhone models with Face ID, it’s probably also how to screenshot on iPhone 12, but the device is yet to be released at the time we wrote this guide. You don’t have to enable or set up anything, and you can quickly capture the content of your screen at any time. To begin, open whatever it is that you want to save and, on your iPhone 11, screenshot it by pressing, at the same time, the Volume Up button on the left and the Side Button on the device’s right edge.

Press the Side Button and Volume Up to screenshot on iPhone 11

You don’t have to do it for long; just briefly press the two buttons. When you release them, your screen should flash white, and you should hear a camera shutter sound. The animation of your screen shrinking into a thumbnail, which is shortly displayed on the bottom left, also indicates that the iPhone 11 screenshot was successfully captured.

A preview of your screenshot is displayed on the lower-left corner

Wait until the thumbnail disappears or swipe it to the left, and your iPhone 11 automatically saves the screenshot. Tap on it, and the image opens on a new screen, where you can crop it, edit it with Markup, or share it, as seen below. Pressing Done gives you the option to save the screenshot to Photos or Files or to delete it and avoid cluttering your iPhone 11.

Decide what to do with your iPhone 11 screenshot

You know now the main way to screenshot on your iPhone 11. But there’s another less-popular way to do so. Keep reading to learn more and decide what fits you best.

How to take a screenshot on iPhone 11 using Assistive Touch

If you’d rather take screenshots with one hand or don’t want to use the iPhone 11’s physical buttons, Assistive Touch is a great alternative to quickly save what’s on your screen. However, the feature is not on by default, so you first have to enable it. Open Settings, scroll down, and press on Accessibility.

Tap on Accessibility settings

On the next screen, press Touch from the “Physical and motor” section.

Tap on Touch

The first option on the screen is Assistive Touch. Tap on it.

Access Assistive Touch

Next, tap the switch next to Assistive Touch to turn the feature On.

Activate Assistive Touch on iPhone 11

As soon as you flip the switch, a round floating button is added on your screen’s right side. You can drag and drop it to another position you find convenient, but only at the edge of your screen.

Open what you want to capture and tap the Assistive Touch button to access the feature and take your screenshot.

Tap the floating Assistive Touch button

The Assistive Touch overlay opens at the bottom of your screen. Press Device.

Access Device from Assistive Touch

On the next screen, tap on More to reveal additional options.

Press More

Finally, you come across the Screenshot option included in the Assistive Touch menu. Tap on it to capture your screen on iPhone 11.

Press to Screenshot on iPhone 11

If you often screenshot on your iPhone 11, pressing that many buttons is complicated and time-consuming. Luckily, you can customize the Assistive Touch overlay to show the Screenshot option as soon as it opens. In the Assistive Touch settings we used to enable the feature, tap on “Customise Top Level Menu.

Customize the Top Level Menu of Assistive Touch

Press on the plus sign (+) to add a new blank icon to the Top Level Menu. Then, tap on the latest addition to change it.

Add a new icon to the Top Level Menu

The next screen displays a list of all the options you can add to Assistive Touch’s main menu. Scroll to find the Screenshot entry, tap on it to select it, and press Done.

Tap Screenshot and Done to add the option to the Top Level Menu

The next time you press the Assistive Touch button, you can see the Screenshot option on the top level of the feature’s overlay.

Take a one-handed screenshot by tapping the Assistive Touch button and Screenshot

That’s it! You now know how to take a screenshot on iPhone 11 by tapping only two buttons on your screen. And don’t worry, the Assistive Touch overlay is not captured in your screenshots.

Bonus: How to screenshot iPhone 11’s currently open Safari tab

Sometimes, the content you want to screenshot does not fit on iPhone 11’s impressive screen. Luckily, Apple implemented the Full Page option, allowing you to capture as much as you want from any web page you previously opened with Safari. To begin, use either of the methods above to screenshot any part of the page. Then, tap the screenshot preview shown in the lower-left corner of your screen to open the editing menu, as illustrated in the first chapter of this tutorial. From the two tabs displayed on top, press on Full Page.

Tap on Full Page to screenshot everything you see in the Safari tab

You can see a preview of the entire page on the right. Use it to access different sections of your screenshot when editing. A crop option is also available next to the Done button, in case you only want to capture part of the page. Screenshots taken with Full Page are saved as PDF files and can be found using the Files app on iPhone 11.

NOTE: While we are hopeful that the Full Page feature evolves to work with other browsers and apps, keep in mind that it only becomes available when you screenshot a page from one of Safari’s tabs.

Do you like the screenshot options available on iPhone 11?

If you need proof of your high score to brag to your friends or want to make sure you don’t forget a specific conversation, screenshots are a quick way to do all that and more. Before you close this tutorial, let us know if you like the screenshot options available on iPhone 11. What device did you use before? Was it a big adjustment? Let us know in the comments below.