AssistiveTouch lets you access many of your iPhone’s functions from a single software menu, instead of having to use buttons. It is useful for those who have problems pressing buttons or using gestures.
To activate AssistiveTouch, go to Settings > Accessibility > choose touch in Physical and Motor. Choose AssistiveTouch and activate the slider of the same name at the top of the screen to enable it. This action will add a button overlaid on the white dot to the screen.
Whenever you touch the AssistiveTouch icon, it opens a menu that provides quick access to various functions. To easily add screen capture to the menu, select Customize Top Level Menu on page Settings.
Here, tap the icon you want to replace and select Screenshot from the task list. If you want, you can add another icon by touching the . button Plus and create a new shortcut for Screenshots.
For this very quick screenshot, you can also use a shortcut to avoid touching the menus. On the menu AssistiveTouch main, select Double-Tap or Long Press, and then set one of two options for Screenshots. Next, quickly double tap or press & hold the . button AssistiveTouch to take a screenshot.
It’s even more convenient when you don’t have to show the full menu. In case of discomfort with the button AssistiveTouch, let’s reduce Idle Opacity of the menu so it’s transparent when you’re not using it.
How to take a screenshot on iPhone without the Home button
Now you can take a snapshot of your iPhone screen without having to press any buttons. Just choose Screenshots from the menu AssistiveTouch.
Note, when taking a screenshot, the AssistiveTouch button and menu will not appear in the image. You can drag this button to the corner of the screen when not in use.