How to Screenshot on iPhone 12 using back tap (Simple Steps)

How to Screenshot on iPhone using Back Tap

If you recently upgraded to iPhone 12, you would notice it does not have the home button. The home button for the iPhone has been removed for the iPhone model from iPhone 8 and above. Therefore if you are used to screenshotting your iPhone screen using holding the home button and power button simultaneously, you would not be able to do this with newer iPhone model such as iPhone 12. However, you can activate and link the screenshot function using the back tap function. Here we are going to show you simple steps on how you can activate the back tap for the screenshot function.


  1. TO CAPTURE AND DOCUMENT – One of the important function with screenshot is the ability to capture the images showing up in your iPhone screen and saved it to your iPhone.
  2. NO HOME BUTTON – From iPhone 8 and above, iPhone no longer has the normal home button. So for the user of iPhone that is familiar in using the home button to screenshot might be having problems when they upgrade their iPhone to iPhone 8 and above. By using back the tap, you can easily use the screenshot function again.

So, if you are interested to learn how to use screenshot via back tap, here are the steps.

Step 1

 In your iPhone, go to Settings

Step 2

 At Settings, go to “Accessibility”

Step 3

At Accessibility settings, go to “Touch”

Step 4

At the “Touch” settings, tap at “Back Tap”

Step 5

At “Back Tap”, tap at “ Double Tap”

Step 6

Choose “Screenshot”

This will link double back tap to the screenshot function in your iPhone

Step 7

 Once you enable the back tap function and link it with Screenshot

Each time you back tap at the back of your iPhone, it will screenshot your iPhone screen.

So, there you have it – simple steps on how you can screenshot on iPhone 12 using the back tap function. Please leave us a comment below on what other ways you use to screenshot your iPhone screen.

Please also read our previous article on How to Offload Unused Apps on iPhone (And Save Storage Space)