How To Take Screenshots on iPhone XR Models

The iPhone XR allows users to capture screenshots in two easy ways. Understanding these methods can help you quickly save images of whatever is displayed on your iPhone XR screen.

Press Side and Volume Up Buttons

The most straightforward way to take a screenshot on an iPhone XR is to press the Side and Volume Up buttons at the same time. Here are the steps:

  1. Go to the screen you want to capture. This could be a webpage, text conversation, app screen, etc.
  2. Briefly press the Side button and Volume Up button simultaneously. The Side button is located on the right side of the iPhone.
  3. After capturing the screenshot, you will briefly see a thumbnail image in the bottom left corner.
  4. The screenshot will be automatically saved to the Photos app. Go to Albums > Screenshots to view all your screenshots in one place.

The key things to remember when using this method:

  • Don’t hold the buttons, just press them briefly. Holding them will activate other functions.
  • You’ll hear a camera shutter sound effect and feel a haptic tap when the screenshot is captured.
  • If you miss the thumbnail preview, check the Screenshots album to confirm the screenshot saved properly.

Use AssistiveTouch to Screenshot

The iPhone XR also allows screenshots via the Accessibility feature AssistiveTouch. This method can help if you have trouble pressing the hardware buttons to screenshot. Here is how it works:

  1. Go to Settings > Accessibility > Touch > AssistiveTouch and enable it.
  2. Customize the Top Level Menu and add “Screenshot” to the menu.
  3. Go to the screen you want to capture. Tap the AssistiveTouch button that appears on the screen.
  4. Select Screenshot from the menu. Your screenshot will save automatically.

The key things to know with this method:

  • AssistiveTouch adds an on-screen software button you can customize and tap to activate functions.
  • This on-screen button lets you screenshot without using any hardware buttons.
  • You can customize exactly where the AssistiveTouch button appears on the screen.

Viewing, Editing, and Sharing Screenshots

Once you’ve taken a screenshot on your iPhone XR, you can view, edit, and share the images:

View Screenshots

  • Open the Photos app and go to Albums > Screenshots to see all your screenshots in one place.
  • The most recent screenshots appear at the top.
  • Tap any screenshot to view it full screen.

Edit Screenshots

  • After taking a screenshot, tap the thumbnail preview before it disappears to open editing tools.
  • Alternatively, open the screenshot in Photos and tap Edit.
  • Edit tools allow you to crop, markup, and draw on screenshots.

Share Screenshots

  • In Photos, tap the Share button on a screenshot to share via Messages, Mail, AirDrop and more.
  • When sharing a screenshot via Messages, you can add captions or commentary before sending.
  • You can also share screenshots directly from the thumbnail preview immediately after capturing.

Tips for Taking Better iPhone Screenshots

Using the methods above, you can easily take screenshots with your iPhone XR. Keep these additional tips in mind:

  • Make sure your iPhone is updated to the latest OS version for best performance.
  • Close recently used apps before taking a screenshot for maximum speed.
  • Hold your iPhone steady for a clear screenshot without motion blur.
  • Capture long webpages or documents with the full webpage screenshots feature.
  • Clean your iPhone screen so screenshots don’t capture dust or fingerprints.
  • Turn on Do Not Disturb mode so you can capture without notifications appearing.
  • Open Control Center and enable Low Power Mode if your iPhone battery is low.

Capturing and sharing screenshots is one of the most useful features on the iPhone XR. With the techniques above, you can save images of virtually anything displayed on your screen. Understanding the options available will help you take, edit, and share screenshots more effectively so you always have helpful visuals at your fingertips.