How to Fix Screenshot Not Working on iPhone

Summary

Some iOS 10 users reported that screenshot not working on their iPhone or iPad after getting iOS 10/10.1. Read this guide to get some solutions.

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Nov. 10, 2016

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Question: "I upgraded my iPhone 5 to iOS 10 and now I can't take a screenshot on any screen. It works well before update. Any suggestions?"

-- Cookie0825 Posted on Apple Support Communities

After updating your iPhone or iPad to iOS 10/10.1, it seems to trouble you that screenshot is not working properly. Maybe you tried to take a screenshot but just locked your iPhone or activated Siri. This is quite common among iOS 10 users, and you may wonder has iOS 10 changed the way to take a screenshot? Actually no, but the sensitivity seems to be slightly different so it requires a minor adjustment to capture screenshots in iOS 10.

Some users also reported that they just couldn’t take screenshots on the iPhone 5/5s/6/6s for no reason. In this iMobie guide, we will show you some potential solutions to fix screenshot not working on iPhone iPad.

Also Read: Top iOS 10/10.1 Issues with Solutions >

How to Fix iPhone iPad Can’t Take Screenshot

1. For iOS 10/10.1 users, press down the Power button and Home button simultaneously as usual, but press the Power button a second before the Home button.

2. Force restart the iOS device: Press and hold the iPhone or iPad's home button and the power button for at least 10 seconds, please to force restart the device.

3. Take screenshots with Assistive Touch

Step 1. Enable Assistive Touch on your iPhone/iPad: Setting > General > Accessibility > Assistive Touch > Please turn on the Assistive Touch.

Step 2. You will see Assistive Touch button on your screen. Tap on it > Device > More > Screenshot.

How to Fix iPhone iPad Can’t Take Screenshot with Assistive Touch

How to Fix iPhone iPad Can’t Take Screenshot with Assistive Touch

4. For iPhone 6s and later, you can add Screenshot to 3D Touch Actions to take screenshots: Setting > General > Accessibility > Assistive Touch > enter the Customize the Top Level Menu> 3D Touch Actions > and check the "Screenshot". Then press strongly on the Assistive Touch icon and the screenshot should be taken.

How to Fix iPhone iPad Can’t Take Screenshot with 3D Touch Action

How to Fix iPhone iPad Can’t Take Screenshot with 3D Touch Action

To manage all photos on your iOS devices like screenshots, camera roll, photo stream, photo library and more, you can try AnyTrans. It is a File Manager for iOS devices, allowing you to transfer screenshots and other photos from iPhone to computer or to another iDevice in a direct way. AnyTrans sorts your photos in Albums and you can find all screenshots without efforts. In addition, you can also import photos to your iPhone without wiping existing pictures.

To manage your iPhone screenshots/photos, you need to download AnyTrans firstly on your computer. Then run it and connect with your iPhone. Go to the page as below, and choose Photos > Albums.

Manage Screenshots on iPhone with AnyTrans

Manage Screenshots on iPhone with AnyTrans

Choose Screenshots album, and you can click the Send to PC/Mac button or to iDevice button to transfer them to computer or another iDevice.

Manage Screenshots on iPhone with AnyTrans

Manage Screenshots on iPhone with AnyTrans

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