How to take and share a screenshot using Siri

Screenshots are very helpful. With the click of a few buttons, iPhone users can capture whatever is displayed on their screen and share it as an image with friends and family. But, did you know that Apple’s virtual assistant Siri can also take screenshots and share them? 

Prior to iOS 15, you would take a screenshot by pressing the Power button and Volume button at the same time, or the Power button and Home button if you use an older device. However, with the latest iOS software update, you can now use Siri to take a screenshot and share it with your contacts without saving the image to your gallery. Here’s how to take and share a screenshot using Siri.

How to take and share a screenshot using Siri

Learn how to take and share a screenshot using Siri

Before you try to take a screenshot using Siri, make sure your iPhone or iPad is running iOS 15/iPadOS 15 or later since this feature is not available on previous software versions.

  1. Simply say “Hey Siri, share a screenshot.” Siri will then ask you to name the contact you want to send it to. To skip that, say, “Hey Siri, share a screenshot with [contact].” Learn how to take and share a screenshot using Siri
  2. You can also alternatively say “Hey Siri, share this with [contact].” The verbal command will take a screenshot of some apps. However, apps like Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, etc, will share a direct link to the content instead of a screenshot. Learn how to take and share a screenshot using Siri

One of the biggest advantages of using Apple’s virtual assistant to share screenshots is that the images are temporarily saved to your clipboard but not saved to your gallery. This means that you do not have to clean out your gallery after it starts overflowing with old screenshots you most likely forgot to delete.

We hope this guide helped you learn how to take and share a screenshot using Siri. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below. 

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Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.

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