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iPhone users blown away by screenshot trick and question why they never noticed it

iPhone users blown away by screenshot trick and question why they never noticed it

If your iPhone's camera roll is chock full of screenshots, this is a game-changer

You may think that you already know everything about your iPhone, but the chances are that there's always more to learn.

One feature is right in front of your eyes, and it's a potential game-changer.

The iPhone's been around for almost 17 years now, but it feels like new features are added by Apple every few months to keep the interface fresh for users.

A lot of these changes are very useful, though they can often go under the radar by several users.

Let's take screenshots for example - a very useful feature that Apple have had for years across their devices, but I guarantee that not everyone knows how to use it to its full effect.

Taking a screenshot, or several in the day, whether it be to show a friend something you saw online, or to help memorise some details for an event, they build up in your camera roll and eventually take up a lot of space.

It turns out there is an easy trick that will save your phone ample amounts of storage, and it's very easy to do.

You can delete the screenshot and send it off.
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Apparently, it's possible to share a screenshot with someone and delete it right away, without entering the photos app.

The trick was highlighted on Reddit, and many have since benefitted from less clogged photo albums.

With over 1,300 upvotes on the social media site, users have labelled it as a 'brilliant' find, thanking the original post user.

The button which immediately deletes screenshots

Take a regular screenshot on your iPhone and click on the thumbnail that pops up, like you were going to send it to someone.

Instead of clicking the share button, click 'Done' to bring up a menu and select 'Copy and Delete'.

This copies the screenshot for you to paste into a chat or group, and the image won't be saved to your camera roll.

But if you do need it, you can easily find it in the Recently Deleted folder for up to 30 days after, before it disappears forever.

Yes, it's really that easy.

And just like that, you may save a gigabyte or two over the next few years with this trick.

Here's how it works.

iPhone users say the trick is eye-opening, with one writing under the Reddit post: "How did I never notice this before? Brilliant. Thank you."

Another wrote on X: "My favourite feature on the iPhone is the 'delete screenshot' option after you send it to someone. My camera roll used to fill up so fast with stupid ass screenshots."

But this isn't the only hack you might want to know.

The iPhone's back tap button

Another trick is that you can use the iPhone's Back Tap feature to take screenshots by tapping either twice or three times on its rear.

All you need to do is go to Settings, click Accessibility, Touch, Back Tap and selected either Double Tap or Triple Tap.

Here, you can set one of these to take a screenshot, and it is a much faster and easier way to carry out the task, requiring just one hand.

Changing a screenshot's opacity

The final trick is to do with editing a screenshot, if you click the thumbnail after snapping what you need, clicking the (+) in the bottom right corner will allow you to tap Opacity, which will add a filter to the screen, turning it grey, with you choosing the level.

This is probably most useful for making annotations that you don't want to be coloured out by the rest of the things on the screen.

So now you know!

Featured Image Credit: Apple

Topics: iPhone, Apple, Technology, Social Media, Reddit