How To Take a Screenshot on iPhone 8 in 2023 (Updated)

How To Take a Screenshot on iPhone 8
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Knowing how to take a screenshot on your iPhone 8 is useful for a number of reasons.
For starters, a screenshot is an easy way to record a funny meme, save information, or share what’s on your screen with someone else.

And thankfully, the process on an iPhone 8 is a breeze that can be done in a matter of seconds. Just press the Side button (which turns the device on and off) and the Home button (the circular button on the front of the phone) simultaneously.

But a ton of things could go wrong during this process, plus there is more than one way to go about taking a screenshot on your iPhone 8. So, let’s go over these in detail.

Note:  These steps are also applicable to the iPhone 8 Plus

How to Take a Screenshot on the iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus

In general, you can take a screenshot on your iPhone using either the buttons or Assistive Touch.

  • Step 1: On your iPhone, navigate to the screen you want to capture.
  • Step 2: To take a screenshot, quickly press and release both the Sleep/Wake button (also known as the Side button) and the Home button on your iPhone 8/8 Plus.
  • Step 3: The screenshot preview will appear on the lower left of the screen. Tap on the preview to crop or markup the image or add text, a signature, or a magnifier to the image if you want to edit it.
  • Step 4: Click Done > Save to Photos to save the screenshot to your iPhone, or click the Share Button to share it via Message, Mail, or any other method you prefer. Swipe left across the preview to save the screenshot directly, and it will be saved on your iPhone automatically.
    • Go to Photos > Albums > Screenshots on your iPhone to view it later.

How to Take a Screenshot on iPhone 8/8 Plus Using AssistiveTouch

So, if you find that using buttons may accidentally activate Siri or lock your iPhone if you don’t press the buttons simultaneously, using AssistiveTouch is more convenient. The instructions below will walk you through the process.

  • Step 1: On your iPhone, go to Settings > General > Accessibility. (You can also invert color on iPhone 8/8 Plus under Accessibility to make your iPhone screen more eye-friendly.)
  • Step 2: Scroll down to AssistiveTouch and enable it.
  • Step 3: Next, navigate to Customize Top Level Menu… and click the Plus sign to add a new icon.
  • Step 4: Tap the newly added icon, select Screenshot, and then click Done. The AssistiveTouch Menu will then include a Screenshot option.
  • Step 5: On your iPhone 8/8 Plus, go to the screen you want to screenshot, click the AssistiveTouch button, and then select Screenshot to screenshot your iPhone.

What You Should Know About Sharing and Saving a Screenshot on iPhone 8

Saving a Screenshot

To save a screenshot on your iPhone 8, press the Side and Home buttons simultaneously.

In the lower-left corner of your screen, a thumbnail of the screenshot will appear.

To open it, tap on the thumbnail.

You can then use the Markup feature to edit the screenshot or simply tap the Done button to save it to your Photos app.

After saving the screenshot to your Photos app, you can access it at any time by opening the app and navigating to the Screenshots folder.

You can then view, edit, or share the screenshot as needed.

Sharing a Screenshot

Sharing screenshots on your iPhone 8 is simple.

Tap on the thumbnail that appears in the lower-left corner of your screen once you’ve taken a screenshot.

The screenshot will be opened in the Markup feature.

Then, in the upper-right corner of your screen, tap the Share button.

This will bring up a list of sharing options, including AirDrop, Messages, Mail, and others.

Simply select the desired option and follow the prompts to share the screenshot with the appropriate recipient.

On the other hand, you can share screenshots straight from your Photos app.

Simply launch the app and go to the Screenshots folder.

Then, in the lower-left corner of your screen, select the screenshot you want to share and tap the Share button.

This will bring up the same list of sharing options as before, allowing you to share your screenshot with others quickly and easily.

Which Buttons on the iPhone 8 Take a Screenshot?

As mentioned earlier, taking a screenshot requires holding down two physical buttons on the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus at the same time.

Hold both buttons for a few seconds before releasing them.

If you do this correctly, you should see the screen flash white, and a small version of the screenshot appear in the bottom left-hand corner. When you tap on this, the editing menu appears.

Editing Your Screenshot

When you tap on the small image, you can crop it by dragging the blue edges that surround it. There are also annotating and drawing tools available to highlight specific areas of the image.

In the bottom right corner, you’ll see a plus icon, which gives you access to text boxes, a place to insert your signature, and the magnifier, which, as the name implies, allows you to enlarge parts of the image.

When you’re satisfied with the screenshot, tap the Done button in the upper left corner to save it to the Photos app (it will appear in the Screenshots album).

How Do I Take a Full-Page Photo With My Apple iPhone 8?

If you want to capture an entire web page on your iPhone 8, keep in mind that this method only works with Apple’s Safari browser. As a result, you should use the Safari browser to open the page you want to capture by scrolling.

Follow the steps outlined above to capture a screenshot. When you take a screenshot on the Apple iPhone 8, the thumbnail will appear in the lower-left corner of the screen. To access the screenshot editing application, click on the thumbnail. The text “Full page” will appear at the top right. When you click on it, you’ll see the full screenshot as well as the scrolling on the right side of the screen.

By clicking on the arrow icon in the upper right corner of the screen, you can now add notes, draw on the capture, crop, rotate, and share the screenshot. When you’re done, click “Done” to save the edited screenshot to your photo gallery.

Where Do Screenshots on the Apple iPhone 8 Get Saved?

All screenshots taken on an Apple iPhone 8 are saved in the photo gallery, both in the recent images section alongside the photos captured with the camera and in a specific folder.

Go to the home screen of your Apple iPhone 8 and look for the photo gallery icon, which looks like a flower with different colored petals.

How Do You Take a Screenshot on iPhone 8 With One Hand?

To take a screenshot on an iPhone 8 with one hand, you can use the AssistiveTouch feature.

  1. Go to Settings > Accessibility > Touch > AssistiveTouch.
  2. Turn on AssistiveTouch.
  3. Tap the AssistiveTouch button and select Device > More > Screenshot.

Why Won’t My iPhone 8 Take a Screenshot?

There are a few reasons why your iPhone 8 might not be taking screenshots.

  • You’re not pressing the buttons hard enough. Make sure you’re pressing and holding the side button and the volume up button at the same time until you see a flash and hear a screenshot sound.
  • Your iPhone 8 is locked. Make sure your iPhone 8 is unlocked before you try to take a screenshot.
  • You have a case on your iPhone 8. Some cases can interfere with the screenshot button combination. Try removing your case and see if that fixes the problem.
  • There’s a problem with your iPhone 8. If you’ve tried all of the above and your iPhone 8 is still not taking screenshots, you may need to contact Apple support for help.

Important Takeaways

Here are the most important things to remember when taking a screenshot on your iPhone 8:

  • To take a screenshot, simultaneously press the Side button (the one that turns the device on and off) and the Home button on the front of the iPhone.
  • Hold both buttons for a few seconds before releasing them.
  • When you take a screenshot, a thumbnail appears in the lower-left corner of your screen for a brief period of time.
  • Swipe left to dismiss or tap the thumbnail to open it.
  • If you have an iPhone with Touch ID and a top button, you can take a screenshot by pressing both the side and top buttons simultaneously.
  • If you are having difficulty taking a screenshot with the physical buttons, you can use AssistiveTouch by tapping a virtual button on your screen.


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