The iPhone from Apple can have great accessibility when it comes to taking Screenshots. Did you know that you can take screenshots without having to press the Hardware button? Follow the steps below to find out more. This method is to take screenshots without using the hardware keys. This will involve enabling the Virtual home button on your iPhone first and then using that to take screenshots.
Part 1: Enabling the Virtual Home Button on your iPhone
Step 1: Go to Settings.
Step 2: Scroll down to select Accessibility.
Step 3: From Accessibility select Touch.
Step 4: Next select the Assistive Touch option.
Step 5: On the next page, toggle the Assistive Touch option as On.
Note: You will notice a touch button appear on the iPhone’s screen. This is known as the Virtual home button. You can move this button around and keep it wherever you want on the screen.
Part 2: Take the Screenshot with the Virtual Button
Step 1: To take the screenshot, tap on the Virtual Button on your iPhone’s screen.
Step 2: Tap on Device.
Step 3: Next you will see that the Screenshot button is not there in the menu. Select More, the option which has 3 dots.
Step 4: Here you can select Screenshot from the options. This will take screenshots for you.
Part 3: Customizing the Assistive Touch to enable Screenshots faster
Step 1: Go to Settings.
Step 2: Go to Accessibility and then select Touch and Assistive Touch as earlier and turn Assistive Touch On.
Step 3: Select Customize Top Level Menu from the Assistive Touch page.
Step 4: Now you can select any of the available options to add a screenshot option in its place. Select the Icon and select Screenshot on the next page, once done click on Done.
Note: In case you do not want to change the existing options, you can always add a Screenshot as an additional button.
Step 5: Select the Plus sign(+) in the middle of the screen.
Note: A plus sign will appear with the other options.
Step 6: Select the Plus sign.
Step 7: Scroll down to choose Screenshot from the next page and click Done.
Note: This will allow you to directly access the Screenshot option from the virtual home button.
Now that you have enabled the Screenshot option you can also customize it with a Single Tap, Double Tap, or even a Long Press of the Virtual button.
Part 4: Customizing the Screenshot with a Single or Double Tap
Step 1: Go to Settings> Accesssibility> Touch> Assistive Touch
Step 2: Select the Single Tap option.
Step 3: From the options on the next page select Screenshot.
Note: This can be used for enabling Double Tap or even Long press for the Virtual home button.
That’s all folks!! Isn’t it cool? Hardware keys are also handy, but if you want to control it will virtual keys you can still go ahead and set it. Having the virtual home button is always a handy option for a lot of tasks like screenshots. Hope the article was useful and informative. Thank you for reading!!
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