Taking a Screenshot On Your iPhone or iPad (#1087)

Taking a Screenshot On Your iPhone or iPad (#1087)


Hi this is Gary with MacMost.com. On today’s
episode let’s take a look at how you take a screenshot on your iPhone or iPad and then
email that to someone. So as an app developer I sometimes get questions
from my users. Like for instance in my most recent game Word Tiles I might get a question
about how the scoring works. They try to give an example but it is not complete. So I say,
Just send me a screen-shot and I’ll explain it to you. This happens a lot to app developers
who just want to see a screenshot of what the user is seeing when they are asking a
question. I’m surprised at how many people don’t know how to take a screenshot. It is pretty easy in iOS on the iPhone or
iPad to take a screenshot. Basically you do it in two steps. The first step is to take a screenshot. The
second step is to do something with it like email it to somebody. So let me show you how
to do both. What you want to first do is take the shot
which involves using the two physical buttons on the device. That is the Sleep/Wake button
which is usually at the top of the iPad or iPhone and the Home button which is on the
front at the bottom. Press these at the same time then it will take a screenshot and place
it in your Photo Library. Now if you have an iPhone 6+ they have moved
the Sleep/Wake button to the side and I expect them to be doing that on some of the future
devices as well. But either way find the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button and press them
at the same time and you will hear a sound and sometimes see the screen flash as it just
did. That puts it in the Photo Library. So let’s go take a look at the Photo Library
now. There is my Photos app and in there I want to go and click or tap on Albums at the
bottom. You can see I have Camera Roll. That is for photos that I have taken with my device
or screenshots. Also things that apps create. So an app that creates an image will put it
in the Camera Roll. Tap on it there and you can see I have that
one image there. Now I can email it to somebody many different ways. For instance I can tap on it to go to the
screenshot and this is on the Photos app looking at the screenshot. Not at the actual app again.
I can use the Share button at the bottom left and I can share via text message or mail or
however I want to do it. I can also just start a new message in Mail,
hit the Compose button, and I can just tap twice in the body of the message and I’ll
get Insert Photo or Video as one of the choices there. Then I can choose from the Camera Roll
to choose that image, hit the Use button, and now it is inserted into my email message.
I can still write text before or after it. That is how you take a screenshot on an iPad
or iPhone and email it to somebody.

Dereck Turner

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