A major new feature of the iPhone 14 Pro model is the Dynamic Island, a tablet-shaped area that replaces the notch on the previous model. Aided by software, Dynamic Island folds into different shapes and sizes for things like incoming phone calls, alerts, notifications, Face ID authentication, timers, and more. Dynamic Island will also integrate with Live activities in third-party apps starting later this year.
One small detail we’ve now confirmed is that Dynamic Island only appears in screenshots taken on the iPhone 14 Pro model, while it’s being used by apps, or when the camera/microphone indicator dots are active. The screenshot shows the entire dynamic island, including any added elements, such as a circular timer icon.
On the other hand, Dynamic Island does not appear in the screenshot when it is completely inactive. In this case, the screenshot only shows the wallpaper behind Dynamic Island, which is the same screenshot behavior as iPhones with a notch.
This approach makes sense, because when Dynamic Island is being actively used, it contains information that could be valuable to screenshot.
According to marques brownley review In iPhone 14 Pro models, the same behavior also applies to screen recording on the device.