Skip to main content

How to take a screenshot on an iPhone 11

It may be a year older now, but the iPhone 11 remains a beautiful and powerful smartphone. Its camera is top-notch, its screen is vibrant, it has great battery life, and yes, it can take screenshots. OK, so the ability to take a screenshot is hardly new or unique, but it’s a function that is used widely by pretty much everyone with a phone. That’s why this article explains how to take a screenshot on an iPhone 11. It also explains how to edit a screenshot on an iPhone 11, as well as how to share it and find it in the Photos app.

How to take a screenshot on an iPhone 11

iPhone 12 Mini
Andrew Martonik/Digital Trends

To take a screenshot on an iPhone 11, simply press the Volume Up and Side buttons at the same time, before quickly releasing them. Don’t hold these buttons; otherwise, you’ll bring up the Power Off screen (you can tap the Cancel button to exit).

Once you’ve pressed and released the Volume Up and Side button, the iPhone 11’s screen will flash and you’ll see the screenshot you’ve just taken appear in the bottom-left corner of the screen. You can tap on it to bring up the Edit screen, which lets you share the screenshot or delete it.

How to edit your screenshot

Having taken your screenshot and tapped on it, you can now crop it by dragging on any of the bold lines on its outline. There are eight of these: One on each corner of the screenshot and one in the middle of each side. If you’ve cropped the screenshot, you can undo your edit by tapping the Undo button at the top of the screen. You can also tap Done to finish editing.

Aside from cropping the screenshot, you can also mark it up by choosing one of the pen or pencil tools displayed at the bottom of the screen. There’s also a Plus button in the bottom-left corner, which brings up a sub-menu of additional edit options. These let you add text, your signature, or highlight boxes (such as the ones Digital Trends adds to its images in How-To articles).

Again, tap Undo at any time to erase the previous edit, or you can also redo if you have a change of heart. Tap Done to finish.

How to share your screenshot

If you want to share your screenshot, tap the Share icon at the top-right corner of the screen (it looks like a square with an arrow pointing out of it).

This will bring up a range of sharing and saving options. At the top, you can scroll horizontally through a range of apps you can use to share the screenshot, including Mail, WhatsApp, Messenger, Twitter, and so on. Below the app options, you’ll find a vertical array of additional options, including Print, Save to Files, Add to Shared Album, and Create Watch Face (if you have an Apple Watch).

Tap on whichever option you’d like and follow the on-screen instructions, which vary from one option to another. For example, if sharing through WhatsApp, you’ll have to choose a contact to share the screenshot with, and then tap Next.

Where to find your screenshots

Once you’ve taken your screenshot, you can usually find it in Photos. Either you can go to Albums > Recents, or you can go to Albums > Screenshots. If you’ve chosen to Save to Files after taking a screenshot, you’ll find it in Files on your Home screen (or in your App Library).

Editors' Recommendations

Simon Chandler
Simon Chandler is a journalist based in London, UK. He covers technology and finance, contributing to such titles as Digital…
The best iPhone 15 Pro Max cases in 2024: the 20 best ones
Renders of iPhone 15 Pro Max cases next to each other.

It’s no surprise that the iPhone 15 Pro Max is Apple’s most feature-packed smartphone to date. It is important to note that even though the iPhone 15 Pro Max is both durable and lightweight, with its 6.7-inch screen and titanium casing, it can still get damaged during an accident and crack or shatter. To keep your newest iPhone in good condition, it is highly recommended that you invest in one or two protective cases to keep it safe and secure.

Fortunately, we have compiled a list of the 20 best iPhone 15 Pro Max cases that you can purchase right now. Take a look below; we are confident that you will find something that meets your needs.

Read more
How to block a number on Android phones and iPhones
social media moderation holding phone

Whether it is junk calls or a creepy ex, there are some people we don't want to keep getting calls from. The solution is simple, we know, all we need to do is block the number on our smartphone. But how you go about blocking a number is slightly different on each phone. Here, we present an ultimate guide of sorts for any kind of phone.
How to block a call on Android phones
Both iOS and Android offer easy options to stop unwanted calls, but since each Android smartphone manufacturer has the option to create its own interface, the steps will be different. We start with stock Android 11.
Blocking a call on stock Android 11

If you're using a phone running stock Android or that's part of the Android One program, you have three different options to block calls.
Block a spam call
Step 1: Tap to open the Phone app.

Read more
The best iPhone 15 Pro cases in 2024: our 20 favorites
iBlason iPhone 15 Pro case sponsored

The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are the two top ways to experience Apple's smartphone world. These are the greatest iPhones available, with all of the new features and — excitingly for anyone who travels with a laptop or iPad — a USB-C port at the bottom. The iPhone 15 Pro is the phone to get if you want strong performance paired with a more manageable 6.1-inch display, and many would argue it's the perfect blend of size and power.

The iPhone 15 Pro is easier to handle than the iPhone 15 Pro Max. However, it’s crucial to protect your device from accidental drops and scratches, especially since it is an expensive phone that costs $1,000. Luckily, you can easily safeguard your investment by using a protective case that can withstand the usual hazards of daily use, such as bumps and scratches. We offer a wide range of case options to choose from, including slim cases and rugged cases for maximum protection. Take a look, and you’re sure to find something you’ll love.

Read more