iPhone screenshots are about to get a lot more useful
Managing screenshots on your iPhone is about to get a whole lot easier.
One of the biggest changes Apple introduced with iOS 11 is the ability to quickly edit and share your screenshots as soon as you take them, without having to hunt them down in the Photos app.
This is thanks to improvements to a feature called Markup, which is what allowed you to add doodles and annotations to photos beginning with iOS 10. But the feature was easy to miss if you didn’t know where to look.
Apple has now streamlined that process with iOS 11, putting Markup one-touch away whenever you take a new screenshot. Now, when you snap a new screenshot, the image appears in the bottom left corner of your phone.
Tapping on the image brings up an editing menu, where you can use Apple’s new and improved Markup features, which allow you to add doodles, text, shapes, and signatures to your image.
The best part, though, is that the new workflow for screenshots lets you decide whether or not you want to save the images to the Photos app. This will be particularly useful when you’ve taken multiple shots at once but only want to keep one or two (and it should help keep your screenshots folder in photos from getting too unwieldy).
The new screenshot feature will roll out to everyone with the launch iOS 11 later this year. You can also check it out for yourself now by signing up for the iOS 11 public beta.