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Can’t take screenshots on iPhone or iPad? 9 solutions to fix this

Person holding an iPhone and trying to take a screenshot

The ability to take a screenshot is a feature built right into iOS and iPadOS. As a result, it works like a charm almost every time. However, sometimes screenshots fail on iPhone. The button press may not work, or the app you're trying to screenshot might show an error message like "can't take screenshots due to security policy."

If you're unable to take screenshots on your iPhone or iPad, this tutorial will help you understand why and show you how to fix the issue.

How to blur or pixelate images or screenshots on Mac

Pixelate image on Mac

It's always a good idea to blur or pixelate parts of an image or screenshot if it contains sensitive information that you wouldn't want others to see. You can easily take a screenshot on Mac using the built-in tool, but there's no way to pixelate an image with that tool. Luckily, there are a couple of ways to pixelate and image or screenshot to hide information.

How to take a screenshot of your Mac using Touch Bar

Apple introduced the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro in 2016, and it's been included on the 13-inch as well as 15-inch model ever since. The OLED touch strip on top of the keyboard replaces the Function keys, but adds plenty of extra features. The Touch bar will adapt to the app that you're using and provide shortcuts and best controls for that app. Some people love the Touch Bar, but there are some who don't like it. 

How to take a full-page screenshot in Safari on iOS

Full page screenshot on iPhone

Apple included a cool feature in iOS that allows users to take full-page screenshots in Safari. If you've ever wanted to send a screenshot that's more than what's shown on the screen, then you may want to consider sending a full-page screenshot.

The process is similar to taking a normal screenshot, but with a full-page version, you get to share more. There could be several scenarios where you don't want to send the link to the web page. You can also take full-page screenshots on Chrome, Safari, and Firefox on Mac.

How to capture full page screenshots in Safari, Firefox, and Chrome on Mac

Capture a Full Page Screenshot in Firefox on Mac

There are plenty of times when you want to capture and save a screenshot of an entire webpage. It could be a research article, helpful tutorial, or even a shopping site’s product display.

What we once needed extensions for, can now be done with built-in browser features. Here, we’ll show you how to capture full-page or scrolling screenshots in Safari, Firefox, and Chrome on Mac without third-party add-ons.

How to send Nintendo Switch screenshots to your iPhone

Animal Crossing on Nintendo Switch

If you love playing games on your Nintendo Switch as much as I do, then you probably already know about the handy screenshot feature. Maybe you capture shots of high scores or levels you’ve tackled. And while it’s great you have an album to see all your screenshots, maybe you’d like to do a bit more with them.

You might want to post those awesome gaming moments on social media. You may want to brag to a pal that you got further in the game than they did. Or, you might even want to help a friend who is new to a game by showing them how to do something.

Whatever the reason, you can take those Nintendo Switch screenshots and plop them right onto your iPhone. From there you can send, share, post, or do whatever you like with them. Here’s how it’s done.