How to Screenshot on Xbox Series S: Step-by-Step Guide

Simply press the share button once on the Xbox controller and a screenshot will be captured. Don't hold the button down, as this will record video instead.

If you just got a brand new Xbox Series X or Series S, you might be wondering how to take screenshots during gameplay. Luckily, the process is extremely easy, and it doesn’t take too much time. In fact, with the new controller, it’s even easier. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you get started.

First, if you have your Xbox Series X or Series S controller in front of you, right symmetrically underneath the Xbox home button, you’ll see a little button that shows something like an arrow pointing out of it. That is the new share button on the new Xbox controller. Click on it, and you’ll see that it’ll say “screenshot saved.”

However, if you’re trying to screenshot the home screen, it’s not going to work quite well. If you want to take a screenshot of a page, you can go there, click the Xbox home button to open it up, and then click the screenshot button. Alternatively, you can click the Xbox home button, scroll all the way to the side where it says “capture and share,” and click on “capture screenshot.”

After taking a screenshot, you can click the Xbox home button, scroll all the way back to the share button, and click on “recent captures.” Here, you can see all the recent captures that you just made.

It’s worth noting that you won’t be able to screenshot every single thing. Typically, when you’re inside of an app or game, that’s when you can use it. If you’re trying to take a screenshot on the home screen or something like that, that’s typically where you’re going to run into problems.

In conclusion, taking a screenshot on Xbox Series S is a breeze. Whether you’re playing a game or browsing an app, you can easily capture and share your experience with your friends. If you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to let us know in the comments below.


How do you take a screenshot on Xbox?
A single press of the controller's dedicated Share button  takes a screenshot. To record a game clip, press and hold the button.
What button is screenshot on Xbox app?
To capture a screenshot instead, open the guide and press the Y button  instead of the X button . Note The screenshot is made when you press the Xbox button . Pressing the Y button  saves it.