In this article are instructions for getting a screenshot on various platforms.
Note that some of these steps may be different based on your device's settings or what OS version you have. If you have further questions regarding getting a screenshot, we recommend visiting the manufacturer's website for more details.
Pressing CMD+Shift+3 takes a screenshot of your entire screen, while CMD+Shift+4 will let you drag a box over the part of the screen you want to screenshot, or you can press spacebar to screenshot your currently selected window. The file should save to your desktop as a png by default.
Using the Printscreen(PrtScn) key will take a screenshot of your entire screen, and using alt + PrtScn will screenshot your currently selected window. That screenshot will be saved to your clipboard. You can then save it as a jpg or png by pasting it into a program such as Paint and saving it from there.
You can use PrtScn to capture a screenshot of your whole screen, alt + PrtScn to take a screenshot of your selected window, or press Shift + PrtScn to drag a box around what you want to screenshot. The screenshots should save to your Pictures folder.
On newer iPhone models, you can take a screenshot by pressing the Side button and the Volume Up button at the same time. On iPads use the Top button with the Volume Up button instead.
For older models of iPhones/iPads, press the Side/Top button with the Home button to take a screenshot.
Screenshots can be found in your Photos app.
To take a screenshot, press the Power button and the Volume Down button at the same time. The screenshot should save to your Photos app. If this does not work, you may need to check your manufacturer’s support site for further instructions.
To take a screenshot on PS4, you can either:
- Press and hold the Share button, then save the screenshot
- Press the Share button, then press either the ‘triangle’ button or select “Save Screenshot”
You can find the saved screenshot by opening your Capture Gallery from the PS4 home menu. From there, you can choose to save the screenshot to a USB, or share it to social media and save it from there.
To take a screenshot on Xbox, press the Xbox Button to open the Xbox guide, then press the ‘Y’ button to capture your screenshot. To access that screenshot, open the Xbox guide again, and press the ‘View’ button (it’s to the left of the Xbox button). Select “Manage captures”, and from there you can select your screenshot in order to share it.
Simply pressing the Capture button on your left Joycon should save your screenshot to your Switch’s Album. To access your screenshots, open the Album app from the Nintendo Home screen. From there, you can select a screenshot to share it, either by sending it to your smartphone or by copying it to an SD card to transfer.