iPhones are not only easy on the eyes with their sleek design and smooth controls. They’re also packed with features that make iOS users become addicted to their devices overnight. If you’re an Apple enthusiast and you’ve been looking for ways on how to take a screenshot on iPhone 6, we’ve got a few suggestions for you. Screenshots come in handy in sundry situations. Whether you want to share your iPhone screen with a friend, or capture a Twitter conversation, you don’t have to look any further for techniques on screenshots. We’ll present you with a few alternatives and walk you through every step of the process. You don’t need to worry, none of these recommendations involve a secondary camera.
The easy key combination technique
Apple is already a step ahead all of us and they figured out their users want to take screenshots and share them on social media sites. They developed a key combination that is easy to access and snaps a picture of your screen in the blink of an eye. Here are all the steps you have to follow:
- The first step is to open the application you’d like to screenshot. It can be anything from music apps, photo galleries, your latest score on Candy Crush or a thread on Reddit. Position everything on the screen just the way you want it to look like in the final caption.
- Now for the magic combination. You’ll have to simultaneously press two keys at once: the sleep/ wake button and the home button. If you can’t press them at the same time, try holding the sleep/ wake button down first and then follow up with the home button.
- If your key combination is successful, the screen should flash white and you’ll also hear your camera shutter as if you just took a regular photo. This means the screenshot has been taken and it has been automatically transferred to your Camera Roll or to your All Photos album.
- Go to your Photos document and you’ll find the screenshot at the bottom.
- You can go ahead and use the screenshot for anything you want: share it via email, WhatsApp or Facebook. You can even edit it and crop out things that you want to leave out, such as top side notifications.
The nifty snapshot apps
Since there is an app for anything nowadays, it will come as no surprise that there is also an application that will help iOS users take screenshots. Some prefer to use a separate app to do this rather than the classic combination of two keys, but it all boils down to personal preferences. If you’re not keen on taking screenshots the classic way, you can use Barry. This handy app for iOS will not only take a picture of your screen, it will automatically add it to your Dropbox or another application of your choice. Intuitive and hassle free, this app will also allow you to email the screenshot within seconds, since it is highly optimized for sharing the snapshots on the web. However, this app does have an important drawback. Barry will only take screenshots of web pages. If you want to capture game scores, text message conversations or simply your screen, you’ll have to keep looking for another app.
If you want an application to help you with screenshots, you might want to take 5 minutes and check out Skitch. This free iOS app promises to make capturing screenshots on your iPhone 6 easier than ever before. To take a screenshot with Skitch all you have to do is press the “Snap” button of the integrated map of the application. The latest version has some new features that add even more functionality to Skitch. Users are now able to add text, arrows or other shapes on their screenshots as well as on photos or PDF files. You can play around with the drawing function and edit pictures before sharing them on Twitter, Facebook or Whatsapp.
Another handy Apple application that will help users snap a screenshot in seconds is Screenshot Maker Pro. Compatible with iPads, iMacs, MacBooks and iPhones, this free app is user-friendly and comes with a few cool features. Once you have your screenshot you can go ahead and add 3D backgrounds, shadows or reflections, which make your photos look much more beautiful. With a limited number of saves, Screenshot Maker Pro might not be the tool for you if you are used to capturing dozens of screenshots per day. However, most users enjoyed the fast and intuitive application that has some basic functionalities.
For our last suggestion of how to take a screenshot on iPhone, we present you one more nifty app: Screenshots. This come in handy when you want to capture recipes posted on Facebook by your friends or to extract photos from Instagram screenshots. This free app is easy to use and will grab the image from any caption within seconds. It will automatically classify your screenshots according to app, which makes for easy and quick browsing.