This post will walk you through using the preloaded screen capture feature in iOS 15.5 devices. Here’s a quick guide to take a screenshot on iPhone SE 3 and other iPhone devices running on the same iOS version.
iOS 15.5 Screen Capture
When it comes to comprehensive guides and tutorials, visual aids play a vital role. With visual aids, ideas and instructions are easier to elucidate. Visual aids could come in many different forms.
In computers and mobile devices, these visual aids are often represented by screenshots. Through screenshots, more complex and technical instructions are simplified and made easier to comprehend by not-so-techie people.
Thus, if you’re having trouble explaining something about computers and smart devices to certain audiences, then it would be a good idea to take screenshots of what you’re trying to explicate and show that to them.
Modern smartphones are already capable of taking screenshots using an in-built screen capture feature. Such is deemed among the important smartphone features as it helps users convey certain aspects about the device that’s hard for them to explain. In fact, a single screenshot is usually good enough to make others understand your thoughts.
Apple iPhones and iPads are capable of taking screenshots. Taking a screenshot on an iPhone is easy but the actual procedure may vary depending on the iPhone models.
For example, taking a screenshot on iPhones with Face ID requires pressing the Side button and Volume Up button simultaneously. For iPhones with Touch ID, it’s going to be slightly different.
Different Ways to Take a Screenshot on iPhone SE 3 in iOS 15.5
The new iPhone SE 2022 (3rd generation iPhone SE) still has the trusty Home button and therefore supports Touch ID. And taking screenshots on this new special edition iPhone is carried out using any of the following methods.
A. Using the Hardware Keys
The quickest and commonly used method to take a screenshot on an iPhone or any other smartphones for that matter is through the hardware buttons. Depending on the device in use, the process may slightly vary.
And here’s how it’s done on the Apple iPhone SE 3:
- Simultaneously press the Power/Side button and Home button on your iPhone. Be sure to give them a quick press together and do not hold the buttons for too long.
If you hear a click or quick flash, that means you do it right. A preview of the captured screen will also appear shortly beneath the display.
B. Using AssistiveTouch
Apple also integrates dedicated features that users can make use of whenever the physical buttons don’t work. Such is called the iOS Accessibility feature.
Every new iPhone has different types of accessibility features that are specifically designed to address specific demands of an iPhone owner. One of these features is called the AssistiveTouch.
With AssistiveTouch, you can take screenshots on your iPhone using a virtual control.
To access and use this feature on the iPhone SE 3, follow these steps:
- Open the Settings app. From the settings menu, find and then tap Accessibility.
- On the next screen, navigate to the Physical and Motor section and then tap Touch.
- Next, turn on the AssistiveTouch button to enable the feature.
- After enabling AssistiveTouch, you will see a small white dot located at the right of the screen. When you tap on this white dot, various quick-access functions will load up on a separate menu.
- To add a screenshot control, tap Customize Top Level Menu.
- On the next screen, tap the Plus (+) sign located at the bottom-right side next to 6 Icons.
- Tap the Plus (+) sign on the top-right edge to view a list of features and functions.
- Find and then select Screenshot from the given items and then tap Done.
- That should add the Screenshot option to the Accessibility menu on the screen.
- Simply tap on the screenshot control from that menu whenever you’re all set to capture your iPhone screen.
Screenshots taken using the Accessibility shortcut control can also be edited, customized and shared to other devices or platforms.
C. Using Back Tap
When Apple rolled out iOS 14, another useful feature called Back Tap was added.
As the name suggests, Back Tap allows your device to perform specific actions with a quick double or triple tap on its back.
With this feature, you can trigger accessibility-specific functions, launch the Control Center or take a screenshot by tapping the back of your iPhone twice or three times.
To enable and use this feature on the iPhone SE 3, just follow these steps:
- Open the Settings app and then tap Accessibility.
- From the Accessibility menu, find and then tap Touch under Physical and Motor section.
- On the next screen, tap Back Tap.
- Next, tap Double Tap or Triple Tap then select Screenshot from the given actions.
After applying these settings changes, you can take a screenshot by double tapping or triple tapping on the back of your iPhone SE 3.
Editing Screenshots on iPhone SE 3
A small display of the preview of the recently captured screen will be displayed at the bottom left corner of the iPhone screen.
Tapping on that preview will let you edit the screenshot using different preloaded editing controls such as crop, drawing tools, and virtual ruler.
You can also add a short description to a screenshot by tapping on the Plus (+) icon. Aside from description, you can also add shapes and other attributes to customize the screenshot.
Once you’re done editing the screenshot, tap Done on the upper-left corner of the screen to apply the recent changes.
To delete the screenshot, simply tap on the trashcan icon.
To share the screenshot, tap on the Share button represented by a box and arrow icon and then select your preferred file-sharing application to use.
Where screenshots are saved on iPhone SE 3?
Just like other iPhones, screenshots taken on the iPhone SE 3 are automatically saved in a dedicated folder/album in the iOS Photos app.
To access your iPhone screenshots, just open the Photos app then tap Albums to view all available albums or folders. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and then tap Screenshots.
Doing so will load up another screen that contains all saved screenshots taken with the iPhone SE 3. There, you can select which of the available screenshots to edit or share.
And that’s all about taking screenshots on the new iPhone SE 3.
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