Many people have asked me how I take the screenshot of what’s being displayed on the iPhone. I’m surprised that so many users don’t know this because it’s so simple. Anyway, you don’t need to install additional application for this job because it can be done with a very simple key combination and this is how it works.
The iPhone has a revolutionary touch screen and so there are only four buttons on the device – the “Sleep button” at the very top, the “Silent Switch” and volume controls on the left and the much used “Home button“.
To take a screenshot of the iPhone, keep the “Home button” pressed and then press the “Sleep button“. You’ll hear the familiar camera ‘click’ sound and the screen will flash for an instant. That’s it, you’ve taken a screenshot of the iPhone and the image (in PNG format) will be added to the camera roll.
The iPhone screenshot on the left is from the Google Maps application and show the three pyramids in Egypt including the Great Pyramid of Giza. FYI, the Sphinx is the small structure on the right of the screen which just goes to show how huge the pyramids actually are. The annotations on the iPhone screenshot are mine.
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