Create professional screenshots to demonstrate your app with colleagues and social media.

RocketSim allows you to create screenshots with bezels, a custom background color, and optionally optimized for App Store Connect. The latter makes it possible to directly drag screenshots into App Store Connect.

Creating a screenshot

  1. Open the Simulator
  1. Select the Captures tab inside the RocketSim Side Window
  1. Click JPEG Screenshot (when App Preview Optimized is enabled) or PNG Record
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  1. Drag or copy your screenshot using the floating thumbnail in the bottom right corner:
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App Preview Optimized

Your App Store Connect screenshots must conform to Apple’s Screenshot Specifications. It can be challenging to convert your screenshots into the right format, but RocketSim does this all automatically for you.

Updating your app’s screenshots can be time-consuming, but RocketSim simplifies this process by converting each capture into the right specifications.

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Simply enable App Preview Optimized, create your screenshot, and drag it directly into App Store Connect.


Why are my iPad screenshots upside-down?

RocketSim cannot detect landscape-left or landscape-right and defaults to one landscape rotation. The fix is simple: rotate your Simulator twice and create another screenshot.

Can I create transparent screenshots?

Yes, you can! Make sure to change the background color inside Settings to transparent:

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Note that App Store Connect images can’t have alpha layers, so you need to disable App Preview Optimized mode. Lastly, apps like Preview make it look like your screenshot’s background isn’t transparent. It’s best to copy your image into an app like Keynote to verify transparency:

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