33 responses

  1. Michelle
    February 2, 2011

    Oh I love this! It’s amazing how many things are possible these days – and how easy they are once you *know* how to do something. And the book? Now that is just cool – congrats on being asked to contribute (and so nice to meet you at Blissdom, too)!

  2. Melanie Nelson
    February 3, 2011

    Thanks, Michelle! I was surprised at how easy it is to take a screenshot, then text, e-mail, or save the image.

  3. Mrs Lemon
    February 7, 2011

    I have a Palm Pre Plus, and to do a screenshot you press three keys at once: the gray button on the left (which normally switches to the number/keypad symbol function), the Sym button (more symbols) and the P. The screenshot is saved in the Photos app in its own special category.

  4. Jendi
    February 16, 2011

    I discovered that it’s the same for the iPod Touch. I accidently did it one day. :)

  5. JenniferG-Hip As I Wanna Be
    March 6, 2011

    I had no idea! Thanks! (It is the little things in life that mean so much!)

  6. Leona Bowie
    May 22, 2011

    Awsome – thanks

  7. Cindi @ Moomettes Magnificents
    July 26, 2011

    Appreciate learning new tips for my new iPhone – thanks!

  8. Eric
    September 13, 2011


    This is why men need to ask ladies how to do stuff that is in the “Manual” – cause we don’t read the “Manual”… LOL

    Thanks for the simple tip! I knew it had to be something simple like that. :-)

    - Eric

  9. Michelle DeMarco
    November 10, 2011

    Thanks so much! You saved me! I just switched back to iPhone and I couldn’t remember how to take a screen shot for a blog post I needed!!! This was perfect.

  10. Mikey Williamson
    January 9, 2012

    Thank you so much for the tip! I’ve been trying to work it out for ages…

  11. Luke
    February 28, 2012

    Perfect! Thanks for the explanation.

  12. Jay
    March 4, 2012

    Great… Many thanks !!!

  13. Tom Scarborough
    March 11, 2012

    Thank you for posting these instructions – this was very helpful.

  14. Andrew McGovern
    March 24, 2012

    Thanks for this tip. I see so many iPhone screenshots in Twitter and I have always wanted to know how to capture them… until now. Thanks again.

  15. Betty Rocker
    May 26, 2012

    Thank you for explaining that! I have been wondering lately. Very handy for my instagram posts and a couple other people suggested some grest ways to use it I hadn’t thought of. Thanks for the info!

  16. Mae
    August 21, 2012

    Idk why it’s not working for me. I hold the power and the home button but asks me to power it off… Not so much :/

    • Melanie Nelson
      August 21, 2012

      Hi, Mae,
      Be sure you’re not holding the buttons down continuously. You just press both together, then release.

      • Carter
        September 12, 2012

        Ms Nelson, your amazing thank you. My phone was doing that same thing and it work this time. Thank you

      • Dawn
        December 12, 2012

        Well that might be because she wrote ” click and hold” the buttons. Really, you just click buttons simultaneously. No holding or the phone does turn off.

      • Sejah
        January 15, 2013

        No wonder mine keeps turning off. Thank You.!!

  17. Lyndsey
    September 1, 2012

    Just wanted to say thanks for doing this blog, I’ve had my iPhone almost two years and didn’t know how to do this until now!

  18. Angela
    September 3, 2012

    Same as Mae…have tried multiple times and my phone just wants to power down. Maybe there is a setting that needs to be changed?

  19. Rachel
    October 9, 2012

    You do it quickly if you hold both buttons down it will power down just press them together and let go don’t hold them down

  20. AmaDummy?
    October 26, 2012

    K, that just turns off my phone every time. And yes, I’m holding the round menu button. I wonder if my Otterbox is getting in the way.

  21. abby
    January 2, 2013

    thank you very much! it is always good to see that there’s always someone to help you find out new things and won’t mind to share!

  22. David Oatley
    February 6, 2013

    Thank you for sharing this information…it IS so simple…

  23. Kira
    June 4, 2013

    Thx a lot this helped me

  24. Jessie
    July 17, 2013

    Well that didn’t work

  25. lucy
    January 31, 2014

    you can see here: http://youtu.be/NMGvXwQoZK4

  26. Suzanne Reilman
    February 11, 2014

    Thanks much for the quick/easy solution to this problem that has plagued me off and on over the last couple years! Won’t be losing any more chances to catch great pics or particularly witty posts/signs any more!:)

  27. Absolutely Prabulous
    March 28, 2014

    Thank youuuuuu! I’ve been trying to take screenshots of some unintentionally hilarious autocorrect fails on my phone for the purposes of a blog post and couldn’t.

    Your link was a life saver.

    Thanks again!


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