I get a lot of questions from people asking how we take our screenshots. There are actually a few ways to take screenshots…I have used all of them (sometimes all of them to take screenshots for one post)! Below are some of the options.
The Dock application comes with a screenshot feature. A lot of people miss it because the screenshot icon is grayed out. To take a screenshot with Dock you just bring up the screen you would like to take a screenshot of and then open the Starbust that Dock puts in the lower right corner of your iPhone. Once the Dock is open select the Screenshot icon. You will hear a Camera sound as the screenshot is taken. The screenshots are put into your Camera Roll so you can just get them off your iPhone by connecting it to your computer and dragging them out of your Camera Roll onto your computer. The only issue with Dock is that it does not work with all applications and you sometimes can’t get screenshots of fast pop-ups. You can get Dock through the AppTapp Official source.
The ScreenShot app is an application that puts a floating Snap button on your SpringBoard. Once you have installed ScreenShot…you can go into the settings and change everything to the way you would like it, including where you want to floating button located on your SpringBoard and where you want the screenshots saved. To take a screenshot…you just go to the screen you would like a screenshot of and then tap the Snap button that will be “floating” on your screen. The floating button will go away when it takes the screenshot. If you would like the screenshots saved to your Camera Roll…select the /var/root/Media/DCIM/100APPLE option in the Settings. You can then take them off your iPhone by connecting it to your computer and dragging them out of your Camera Roll onto your computer. This app can be speratic at times…sometimes it works…sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes it shows up when you restart your iPhone…sometimes I have to go into the app and turn it back on. Lately it has been working pretty well for me. ScreenShot is available through the Robota Software source.
You can also use a Terminal to take a screenshot. In order to do this…you will have to install Erica’s Utilities from the Ste Packaging source. Once that is installed you will have to add a bin folder to your var/root folder…so, you will have a var/root/bin folder. You can then open the screen you would like to take a screenshot of on your iPhone. While that screen is open you can connect via terminal from your computer and type in the following command – /var/root/bin/snap2album. You will hear the Camera sound when it takes the screenshot. The screenshots are saved to your CameraRoll and can be taken off your iPhone by connecting it to your computer and dragging them out of your Camera Roll onto your computer. This is the most stable form of taking a screenshot but, you have to have a computer near by in order to use it!
Out of all the options…I’m usually partial to the Dock method…though since I installed Caterpillar I have had to uninstall the Dock, which is very sad…I feel almost lost without it!! You are free to decide which option you like best!