Stunning iPhone screenshot trick revealed – how have we missed it for YEARS?

YOU think you know every iPhone trick in the book, and then a new one just pops up.

If you’ve ever taken a screenshot on your Apple phone, chances are you’ve used the photo editing tool to highlight important bits.

This can mean drawing a circle or an arrow to draw people’s attention to a specific part of a photo or document.

That’s all well and good, but often the shape you’re mapping with your fingers is a little wobbly.

Our shaky fingers are rarely able to tuck a perfect circle or arrow – unless you use this handy trick.

As a TikTok user RamalMedia Highlighted in a clip uploaded on Thursday, there is a way to ensure your shapes are perfect every time.

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After drawing your shape on the display, simply hold your finger down a little longer.

Apple’s clever software then takes over and tidies it up for you, smoothing out the lines to make them look a lot neater.

It might just be a minor change, but it’s nice to know that you can improve the look of your markups in seconds.

Viewers reacted in shock to RamalMedia’s video, which has garnered hundreds of thousands of views on TikTok.

If you hold down on your iPhone's display after drawing a shape in markup, it will automatically clean it up for you


If you hold down on your iPhone’s display after drawing a shape in markup, it will automatically clean it up for youPhoto credit: Tiktok

One wrote: “This is so cool I never knew it.

Another said: “It also makes all shapes…including hearts and stars…didn’t know that”.

How to draw and write on screenshots

For those of you who don’t know how to markup a screenshot, follow these steps.

On iPhones with Face ID: Take a screenshot by pressing the power and volume up buttons at the same time.

On iPhones with a home button: Simultaneously press and release the Home button and Side button.

A preview of the screenshot you just took will appear in the lower-left corner of your screen. Tip It.

From here you can use markup on your screenshot.

Tools below include digital pens, erasers, and more.

You can draw on the screenshot by tapping the screen and moving your finger.

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