How to take a screenshot on iPhone 13

How to take a screenshot on iPhone 13

Taking a screenshot of your iPhone screen is quick, easy and useful if you need to save some information for later, or you want to share something with friends (like a meme or a photo). Here, we’ll cover how to screenshot on the iPhone 13 and other models in the 13 range.

How to screenshot on iPhone 13 using the on/off and volume buttons

The simplest method to take a screenshot on the iPhone 13 is using buttons on either side.


1: Press the side button and ‘volume up’ button at the same time and release them quickly. If you keep hold of the buttons for too long, a slider will appear asking if you want to switch off your iPhone.

  1. Look out for a camera shutter sound to confirm the screenshot has been taken (if your phone isn’t on silent mode). You’ll also see a thumbnail appear in the bottom left corner.

  2. Tap the thumbnail to view your screenshot or swipe left to remove it from your screen. If you do nothing, it will disappear by itself after a couple of seconds.

How to screenshot on the iPhone 13 without using buttons

This technique is useful if you want to take a screenshot with one hand and you can’t reach both buttons at once.


iPhone 13 models have a feature called ‘Back Tap’, which allows you to perform certain functions by tapping the back of the phone.

To enable this feature, go to Settings > Accessibility > Touch > Back Tap, and press Screenshot. You’ll then be able to tap the back of your iPhone twice or three times to take a screenshot, depending on which option you choose.

How to take a screenshot with Siri

Siri can also take a screenshot for you. If you have ‘Listen for “Hey Siri”’ enabled in Settings you can say, “Hey Siri, take a screenshot”, and it will capture an image of your display. Alternatively, you might have ‘Press Side Button for Siri’ enabled, in which case you only need to long-press the side button before you give Siri your screenshot voice command. You can toggle these settings on or off in Settings > Siri & Search.


A third way Siri can help is with the ‘Type to Siri’ function, instead of using a voice command. Press and hold the side button to bring up this option once it has been allowed in Settings > Accessibility > Siri. Type ‘screenshot’, then press ‘Done’.

Editing and sharing a screenshot

If you choose to tap the thumbnail straight after you’ve snapped a screenshot, you’ll be taken to Edit mode, where you can crop, rotate and annotate. When you’re happy with your finished screenshot, or if you don’t want to edit it, just press ‘Done’, then ‘Save to Photos’.


If you’re going back to view your screenshots later, they can be found as PNG files in Photos > Albums > Media Types > Screenshots.

You can also delete the screenshot from Edit mode, or from within the Screenshots folder, by tapping the bin icon.

By pressing the share icon, you can share your finished screenshot via the chosen service.

Find out more about the iPhone 13 in our review, or see our breakdown of the full 13 series.

If you are looking to pick up an iPhone 13, check out our range with the latest releases including the iPhone 13 Pro and Max models.