How do you do the double tap screenshot?

Answered by Jarrod Smith

To perform a double tap screenshot on an iPhone, you can easily set it up by following these steps:

1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
2. Scroll down and tap on “Accessibility.”
3. In the Accessibility menu, tap on “Touch.”
4. Scroll down again and look for the “Back Tap” option. Tap on it.
5. You will see two options: “Double Tap” and “Triple Tap.” Tap on “Double Tap.”

Now, you can set what action you want the double tap gesture to perform. In this case, we want it to take a screenshot. Here’s how you can do it:

6. Scroll down and select “Screenshot” from the available options.
7. Once you have selected “Screenshot,” you can exit the Settings app.

Now, whenever you want to take a screenshot on your iPhone, simply double-tap the back of your device, and it will capture whatever is displayed on your screen. This method is incredibly convenient as it eliminates the need to press multiple buttons simultaneously or use the AssistiveTouch feature.

It’s worth noting that this feature is available on iPhones running iOS 14 or later. If you have an older version of iOS, you won’t find the “Back Tap” option in the Accessibility settings.

Using the double tap gesture for screenshots can be particularly useful in situations where you need to capture something quickly and efficiently. For example, if you come across an interesting article or a funny meme that you want to save, you can simply double-tap the back of your iPhone, and the screenshot will be taken instantly.

Another advantage of this method is that it works even if your iPhone has a light case on. You don’t have to worry about pressing the home button and power button simultaneously, which can sometimes be tricky with a case on. The double tap gesture makes taking screenshots more accessible and user-friendly.

The double tap screenshot feature is a nifty addition to the iPhone’s accessibility options. It adds convenience to the screenshot-taking process and simplifies the task for those who prefer a more intuitive gesture-based approach. Give it a try, and you’ll see how easy and efficient it is to capture screenshots on your iPhone.