How to Take a Screenshot on the iPhone 13?

There is more than one way to take a screenshot on an iPhone 13, such as taking a screenshot with Back Tap, Siri, Screenshot with Shortcuts, Voice Control and much more.

Users upgrading from older iPhones or Android phones to the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, or iPhone 13 Pro Max may be unfamiliar with the process of taking a screenshot. Similar to taking a screenshot on iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, taking a screenshot on an iPhone 13 is quite easier and in this guide, we will guide you on how to get it done.

On an iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, or iPhone 13 Pro Max, you can take a screenshot using a handful of different methods.

This may come as a surprise to you, but it’s true. The simplest way to take a picture is by pressing and holding two buttons, although there are alternative button-free methods.

This might take some time to get used to using the iPhone, especially if you are a novice user or have large, clumsy hands. However, once your muscle memory is developed, you shouldn’t have any trouble going ahead.

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Take a Screenshot with Back Tap

As of iOS 14 and iOS 15.2, the Back Tap has been made available as an accessibility feature by Apple. It’s now possible to access some menus and features on your iPhone by double or triple-tapping the device’s rear.

There is a catch, though: You have to activate it and “instruct” it to capture screenshots before you may tap.

To activate this function, go to the Settings menu and then choose Accessibility. To enable Touch, go to Accessibility.

Back Tap will pop up, and you may choose the number of taps after which a screenshot is taken. Once you’ve set everything up, all you have to do is give your iPhone 13 a little touch on the back, and it’ll know what to do.

Take a Screenshot with Siri

Siri is Apple’s digital assistant for iPhones. This helper functions in a manner similar to Android’s Google Voice Assistant. By doing so, you can give vocal instructions as they are carried out. Though it sounds great, you need to have it set up before you can benefit from it.

Siri’s screenshot capabilities can be activated under the Settings menu. As soon as you do, tap the option that reads “Listen for “Hey Siri,” and then configure your voice.

Saying “Hey Siri, take a screenshot” will prompt the device to do so after it has recognised and saved your voice. For drivers who don’t have time to pull over and take a screenshot, this is the best option.

Use QuickTime Player for Screenshot

The compatibility between QuickTime Player and iPhone 13 screenshots may seem strange to those who are already acquainted with the software. That’s right! However, this approach requires a cable connection between your Mac and iPhone 13. If you “trust” the PC, your iPhone will allow you to use its accessories.

Accepting these conditions, you will now begin running QuickTime Player on macOS. When using a Mac, you can record a video by selecting “New Movie Recording” and then selecting your iPhone from the list. After you have captured the snapshot, you can choose to save it in any location you choose.

Screen Mirroring

If you own a MacBook, then you can use it to take screenshots of your iPhone 13 using this method. The reason for this is that it requires your Mac to mirror the display of your iPhone 13 in order to work.

To activate the mirroring feature on your iPhone 13, go to the Settings menu. When this feature is activated, your iPhone will offer to connect to your computer or recommend a connection.

Once paired, your Mac will be able to see the display of your iPhone 13, allowing you to take screenshots. Taking screenshots in this way has the benefit of providing more comprehensive coverage than other methods. That said, the edges won’t be as bright or as smooth as they would be with other methods.

However, this shouldn’t be a problem since you can easily crop off the unwanted section of the image. Moreover, if you don’t have a MacBook, you can go through the top 10 screen mirroring apps for iPhones here.

Take a Screenshot with Shortcuts

The iPhone 13 and later versions of iOS provide support for a Shortcut App that lets users set up quick access to frequently used functions.

Therefore, you may initiate a new workflow in the My Shortcut App by pressing the “+” icon, and then creating a shortcut for taking screenshots. Find the “Take Screenshot” button at the bottom of the menu. When you’re finished, choose “Save to Photo Album” to save the screenshot on your phone.

You may give it a different name if you do not want anyone else to know what function this shortcut provides. Regardless of the name you decide on, this is what you would say to Siri, and she would understand.

Take a Screenshot with Voice Control

Voice Control, like Apple’s Siri, lets you capture screenshots by just speaking into your iPhone 13. However, you’ll have to manually turn it on since it’s always off. After activation, a blue speaker symbol will appear next to your clock in the status bar.

Activating this function requires going into the settings menu and selecting the Accessibility submenu. If you have your iPhone 13’s speakerphone turned on, you may “command” it to capture a screenshot. The method is quite practical since it does not require any manual intervention to capture a screenshot.

AssistiveTouch Can Help

AssistiveTouch, available on the iPhone 13s, makes it simpler for certain users to carry out a variety of tasks, including capturing a screenshot. To capture a screenshot with only one hand, we can now access the feature directly from the Assistive Touch menu.

Hardware Approach

This method requires holding down the power and volume up at once for a few seconds. It captures a screenshot of your screen instantly and displays a preview of it at the bottom of your display. You may now decide whether to edit the photo or discard it.

However, if you don’t do anything within a few seconds, the screenshot will be saved to your iPhone’s Photos app.

There is a catch to this method, though: you have to quickly release these two buttons. If you don’t, you can get responses like “Power Off,” “Emergency SOS,” which disables Face ID, or “Medical ID.” However, if you hold down both buttons for exactly three seconds, you’ll get a perfect screenshot every time.


When we need to snap a screenshot on our iPhones, we often press the Volume Up and Power buttons simultaneously. Moreover, we may ask Siri to take a screenshot on our behalf if we can’t use both hands.

In order to capture a screenshot on an iPhone 13, 13 Pro or an iPhone 13 Pro Max, which option should you select? Do share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

Gohar Abbas
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Editor at Nextgenphone
Gohar Abbas is the youngest member in the team and writing for Nextgenphone for more than three years. He is an encyclopedia of smartphones. Without blinking an eyelid, he can tell you everything about any smartphone. You can find him watching Science Fiction movies and talk shows in his leisure time.
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