iPhone Tips and Tricks

Take screenshot on iOS device using Assistive Touch of iPhone and iPad

Assistive Touch gestures

How to take screenshot on iOS devices without using “Power & Home” buttons:

Do you know that we have a shortcut on iPhone/ iPad which helps to take a screen shot without the help of “Power & Home” buttons? You heard it right. Speaking truthfully, we have the facility of taking a screen-shot with a single touch. Let’s see how.

Launch Settings, on your machine and navigate to the Settings page. Now, tap on General disclosure icon to navigate to General settings.  Here you can find the Accessibility option, tap on its disclosure icon to move to Accessibility settings. Scroll down over the page to find AssistiveTouch and tap on it. Final, overall path is Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> AssistiveTouch. Now, turn on the AssistiveTouch option, so that you can find the icon on the screen.

Assistive Touch Settings

Enable Assistive Touch in Settings as shown in the above image.


Assistive Touch Device option

Open Device option from Assistive Touch as displayed in the above image and then you can find an option to take screen-shot using Assistive Touch


Screenshot using Assistive Touch

Now, let’s see how to take a screen-shot without the help of “Power & Home” buttons. Move to the page or the current working screen from where you want to take a screen-shot. Hit the AssistiveTouch icon on the screen, where you can find the Device option. Choose the Device option and then you can find multiple options appearing. Tap on More …, and finally, choose Screen-shot option. When you tap on the Screenshot icon, the current screen window screen shot gets auto-saved to your photos. It is how you can use AssistiveTouch instead of using “Power & Home” buttons.


Originally posted 2015-06-20 19:30:54.