iPhone 3G: Take a screenshot of iPhone’s display

A nice little feature on the iPhone OS is to take a screen shot of iPhone’s display, here is how to do it: Quickly press and release the SLEEP/WAKE and HOME buttons at the same time. A white flash of the screen lets you know the screenshot was taken. The created screenshot is added to the Camera Roll. So there is no need for an app or application on your 3G / 3GS to do the trick.

Wooop, we got a screenshot...
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13 Responses to iPhone 3G: Take a screenshot of iPhone’s display

  1. jason says:

    Thats awesome, thanks. I’ve been wondering for days how I can do that

  2. Alistair says:

    That is sooooooo cool

  3. Ray says:

    omg, thank you.. i just noticed that there was a screenshot in my phone from about a month ago.. must have done it while i was drunk one night.. and was wondering how i did that.. u r awesome. thanks again!

  4. Clock says:

    Cheers mate. I accidentally did it today drunkenly opening a message, and couldn’t work out how.

  5. Mohan says:

    This tip is very much useful.

  6. mike says:

    Awesome. Truly awesome. Thank you for providing such a useful tip.

  7. Olivia says:

    That’s fabulous! Now why on earth wouldn’t Apple make that easier to figure out in their user guide? The iPhone has so many functions and I’m sure I’m not using half of them. Bummer. But thanks for the easy instructions!

  8. dan says:

    does anyone know why I get white borders around my screengrabs? but if i do this on other phones it doesnt have a border?

  9. Barb says:

    Yes, Dan, you can put a border around your screenshot by getting the Photogene app. I LOVE that app!

  10. funlovewar says:

    Thanks for the quick referance. Much appreaciated.

  11. barry says:

    Great tip, needed this for an iphone app that we are developing.

  12. Phil Woll says:

    Cool. This is perfect, thanks!

  13. honestbattler says:

    Anybody have any ideas why an iphone 3G would stop taking screenshots? It used to, just simply doesn’t respond anymore.

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