How to Fix iPhone X Screenshot Not Working Problem

iPhone X screenshot not working? That is, pressing the volume up and power button makes no sense? Read the post to get 5 tips to fix the iPhone X screenshot not working problem.

By Lydia Smith | Posted on: Mar. 13, 2018, Last Updated: Oct. 16, 2018
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As you find something interesting on the Internet with your iPhone X, taking a screenshot for that page is a good method to have the information stored in case you’ll use it someday. However unexpectedly, pressing and releasing both the side button and volume up button to take screenshots on iPhone X seems to not work in some cases:

“I noticed screenshot stopped working on my iPhone X when in low battery.”

“When I press the volume up and power button together, my iPhone X gives no response.”

To help you all fix the iPhone X not working problem, we write the post here. Read to get the details.

5 Tips to Fix iPhone X Screenshot Not Working Issue

Tip 1. Charge Your iPhone X

If your iPhone X screenshot fails to work in low battery, get it charged for a while and check whether you can take screenshots later.

Tip 2. Force Restart Your iPhone X

The conflicts among apps may lead to iPhone X screenshot not working. Force restart your iPhone X to have a try.

Step 1 Quickly press the volume up button and release.

Step 2 Quickly press the volume up button and release.

Step 3 Press and hold the Side button until you see the Apple logo.

Tip 3. Take Screenshots on iPhone X with AssistiveTouch

Assistive can help you take screenshots on iPhone X without pressing the side button and volume up button, which may activate Siri or lock your phone.

Step 1 On your iPhone X, go to Settings > General > Accessibility.

Step 2 Scroll down to the AssistiveTouch option and turn it on.

Step 3 Go to Customize Top Level Menu… and hit the “+” sign to a new icon.

Step 4 Tap on the newly added icon, choose Screenshot and click Done. Then you will see Screenshot option in the AssistiveTouch Menu.

Step 5 Go to the page you need to take a screenshot, click the AssistiveTouch button on your iPhone X and choose the Screenshot option.

Tip 4. Take Screenshots on iPhone X with 3D Touch

When iPhone X screenshot fails to work through the side button and volume up button, the 3D Touch action is also an alternative way to take screenshots on iPhone X.

Step 1 On your iPhone X, go to Settings > General > Accessibility.

Step 2 Scroll down to the AssistiveTouch option and turn it on.

Step 3 Go to Customize Top Level Menu… and click on 3D Touch Action.

Step 4 Among the list of actions that allow you to perform with 3D Touch on AssistiveTouch icon, choose Screenshot.

Step 5 Go to the page that you want to take a screenshot and press AssistiveTouch icon strongly until you feel the vibration of your iPhone X. Then a screenshot will be successfully captured on your iPhone.

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Tip 5. Update Your iPhone X to Latest Version

Every new iOS update will always fix some small bugs and problems. Update your iPhone X to the latest version and use the phone to take screenshots.

For the very important screenshots and photos on iPhone X, one reliable way to avoid the accident loss is to have them saved on computer as an extra local backup. A comprehensive iOS data manager – AnyTrans for iOS can be an excellent helper to transfer the precious screenshots and photos from iPhone to computer within steps. It is perfectly compatible with iPhone X/8/7/6s/6, and both Mac and PC computer are supported.

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The Bottom Line

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Lydia Smith

Member of iMobie team, an optimistic Apple user, willing to share solutions about iOS related problems.

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