After updating to new iOS 11, cannot take screenshots with your iPhone or iPad? This guide will show you how to fix iOS 11 screenshot not working issue.
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On iOS 11, when you take a screenshot as usual, you will find there is a thumbnail of your screenshot shows up, which is a new feature of iOS 11. Some users complained that iOS 11 screenshot not working on iPhone 7/6s/6, and in this guide, we will provide you some fixes to solve the iPhone/iPad screenshot issues on iOS 11.
Taking screenshots on iPhone or iPad is quite easy. After updating to iOS 11, when you take a screenshot like usual, you will see edit options for the screenshot, which allows you to crop, draw, write, or add a signature on the screenshot. Here we will talk about how to take screenshots on iOS 11 and how to edit and save your screenshots on iOS 11.
Step 1. On your iOS 11 device, go to the screen you want to take screenshot.
Step 2. Hold and press Sleep/Wake button and tap Home button at the same time.
Step 3. A screenshot will be taken, and in iOS 11, you will immediately see a thumbnail of the screenshot and you can edit it.
Step 4. If you don’t want to edit the screenshot, you can just swipe left on the thumbnail to quit the edit window and save the screenshot.
Step 1. After taking a screenshot on iOS 11, the thumbnail will show up.
Step 2. You can tap on the Pen, Highlighter, Pencil, or Eraser to edit the photo. You can also crop the picture and choose the color to draw.
Step 3. After that, tap on Done at the top left corner, and choose Save to Photos or Delete Screenshot.
Some users find that screenshot not working on the iPhone or iPad after updating to iOS 11. In this part, we will show you some potential tips to fix iOS 11 screenshot not working issue.
Tip 1. Restart your iPhone or iPad by long pressing the power button
Tip 2. Make sure your Home button works well.
Tip 3. Make sure you press the power button and Home button simultaneously, or you may lock the device or bring up Siri.
If the above tips not working, here are some alternative ways to take screenshots on iPhone in iOS 11:
Step 1. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > AssistiveTouch > Enable AssistiveTouch.
Step 2. You will see AssistiveTouch button show up on your screen.
Step 3. Tap on Customize Top Level Menu > Tap on the “+” button > Find Screenshot and tap on it > Tap on Done.
Step 4. Then Screenshot option will be added to AssistiveTouch. You can just tap it to take screenshots on iOS 11.
For iPhone 6s (Plus) and later, you can add take screenshots by adding Screenshot to 3D Touch Actions.
Step 1. Go to Setting > General > Accessibility > Enable AssistiveTouch.
Step 2. Tap on Customize the Top Level Menu > 3D Touch Actions.
Step 3. Find and Tap on "Screenshot" to add it to 3D Touch Action.
Step 4. Then press strongly on the AssistiveTouch icon with 3D Touch, and the screenshot will be taken.
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Fiona Wang Member of @PrimoSync team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of Apple related issues by writing iOS-how-to tutorials.