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How to take screenshots on iPhone without using physical keys

How to take screenshots on iPhone without using physical keys

As many of you will know, it is possible photograph the iPhone screen pressing two physical buttons at the same time (different according to the iPhone model). What happens, though, if one of the keys involved in the procedure breaks? Is it no longer possible to take screenshots until repaired? The answer is no! You must know, in fact, that it is possible take a screenshot on all iPhone models without using any physical button! Let’s find out more about it.

Yes, there is more than one “secret” way to take screenshots on iPhone. Thanks to these, you can take as many screen snapshots as you want using only the device display. Here’s how to do it.

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iPhone: how to take screenshots without using physical keys

There are two simple tricks that allow you to take screenshots without using the physical buttons of the iPhone. Below we are going to list them.


Yes, you can use Siri, Apple’s virtual assistant, to take screenshots on the iPhone. All you need to do is call up the virtual assistant on the page of interest and say “Siri, take a screenshot”Or similar to make it take a screenshot. The snapshot, like those taken according to the normal procedure, can be edited to your liking thanks to the various iOS tools.

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If for some reason you can’t use Siri, then it comes into play AssistiveTouch. This is nothing more than an iOS tool that allows you to add a virtual Home button on the iPhone screen. To activate AssistiveTouch you need to:

  1. Open the Settings app;
  2. Search and select the item “Accessibility”;
  3. Tap on the “Touch” item;
  4. Select “AssistiveTouch”;
  5. Operate the lever near the word “AssistiveTouch” to activate the instrument.

A virtual Home button will appear on the side of the display. Now, all you have to do is go to the dedicated page and:

  1. Tap on the virtual Home button;
  2. Select the “Device” icon;
  3. Tap on “Other”;
  4. Select “Screenshot”.
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Again, it is possible, after taking the snapshot, to edit it with the iOS tools

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