How to Easily Take a Screenshot By Double Tapping the Back of Your iPhone

Ali Salman
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Taking a screenshot on the iPhone requires you to press a set of buttons on the iPhone. On older iPhone models, you had to press the power button along with the Home button to capture the screenshot. As the Home button was ditched with the launch of the iPhone X, Apple changed the method to take a screenshot. However, with so many button combinations around, you always have to give it a thought how you will take a screenshot without turning off your iPhone. Well, to make things easier, you can simply double tap on the back of your iPhone to take a screenshot. Scroll down to read how you can do it easily.

This Simple Trick Will Let You Take a Screenshot When You Double Tap The Back of Your iPhone

The process to take a screenshot by trouble tapping on the back of your iPhone has been around for a long time. If you have an iPhone 8 or newer model running Apple's iOS 14 or newer version, you can simply use the new accessibility feature called Back Tap. Back Tap makes use of the accelerometer to detect if you have tapped the back of your iPhone. You have the option to configure two or three taps to initiate different actions.

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Normally, you are required to press the Volume Up button and the Power/Side button simultaneously in order to take a screenshot on your iPhone. If you are unfamiliar with the mechanism. you can follow the step-by-step instructions below. The tutorial will allow you to take a screenshot on your iPhone by double tapping on the back.

1. The first thing that you have to do is launch the Settings app.

2. Scroll down and head over to Accessibility.

3. Now, tap on Touch.

take a screenshot on iPhone by double tapping on back

4. In the Touch menu, scroll down all the way to the bottom and tap on Back Tap.

5. You will be presented with an option to choose Double Tap or Triple Tap, choose Double Tap.

take a screenshot on iPhone by double tapping on back

6. Finally, select Screenshot from the list of actions.

take a screenshot on iPhone by double tapping on back

This is all that you have to do to enable the double tap option for taking a screenshot. In order to check if the settings are in place, navigate back to the Home screen and then double tap on the back of your iPhone. You will see that your iPhone has taken a screenshot without you having to press any buttons. It is a very convenient way to take a screenshot but beware of accidental taps. Upon using the Back Tap feature myself, I found a lot of unnecessary screenshots in the Photos app.

This is all there is to it, folks. How did you like the double tap feature to take a screenshot on your iPhone? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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