You probably know that you can capture literally anything shown on the display of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch as an image file using the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons.

But with iPhone X, the Home button is no more so Apple has had to change how you take screenshots on that device. Here’s how you take screenshots with iPhone X.

How to take screenshots with iPhone X

1) Open the app or content you wish to capture and position everything the way you want.

2) Press and hold the Side button (the Sleep/Wake on older iPhones) on the phone’s ride side.

3) Immediately press and release the Volume Up button (replacing the Home button step from older iPhones). You can also press the Volume Down button if you like.

The screen flashes white to indicate you’ve taken a screenshot. The screenshot will zoom into the lower-left corner of the screen and stay there for a few moments before disappearing.

TIP: Hit the thumbnail if you’d like to mark up and quickly share the screnshot with other apps and services using iOS’s multi-purpose share sheet without leaving the app you’re in.

To find your saved screenshots, go to the Photos app, tap Albums at the bottom then select the built-in Screenshots album.

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  • DD™

    So looking forward to iOS 11

  • Dao Sasone

    Same with android. I see patent lawsuits soon lol

    • Galaxy Life

      It works exactly like Android but I don’t see anyone making a fuss over this and wanting to sue.

  • triggerhappypunk

    which side is the “ride” side… driver or passenger?

    • Ara Rezaee

      Depends on the country you live in.

  • A bit to early, the x will arrive in November

  • ready1take1

    why is it no longer called the sleep/wake button?

    • Because it’s no longer exclusive to just sleeping and waking the phone.

  • Boaz van Veen

    are they real buttons or taptic?

    • TheAvatarNice

      Only heard that the side button (previously called sleep/wake button) is haptic.

  • techfreak23

    Good thing this was clarified. Federighi made it seem like you had to press all three at the same time…

  • iDude

    or use the accessibilty options -> Virtual Home button -> take screenshot

    • Jack Wong

      I don’t find the virtual home button is good if you play game on the phone.

  • Sohail Wahab

    What happens if you close an app by swiping from the bottom of the screen on the new iPhone X and the app happens to be on the other page?

  • Bacillus

    Have implemented these gestures via Activator for a week now.
    They don’t add anything other than confusion. Getting rid of bezels is OK – but not at this cost/annoyance

  • Is this process true?

    How can I believe the process is true, without launch the phone?

  • DaytonaKidd

    Can someone post that flower wallpaper shown on the X? My girls would love it.