A screenshot or a so-called screenshot is an image that saves the current state of the screen at the right time. A screenshot can be taken on almost any device. It could be a desktop computer, an Android smartphone, or an Apple device.
In this article we will talk about how to take a screenshot on the iPad. This instruction will be relevant for all models, including iPad Pro, iPad mini and iPad Air.
So, in order to take a screenshot on the iPad you need to simultaneously press two keys. This is the Home key and the On / Off key. By pressing these two keys at the same time, the screen will blink white and you will hear a sound similar to a camera triggering. In this case, the iPad takes a screenshot and saves the resulting image. The location of these two keys is indicated in the picture below.
After you hear a beep informing you of a screenshot taken, you can open the Photos application. Here in the Screenshots album you can find the screenshot you made. Further, with a screenshot, you can work like with any other image. You can send it by mail or edit it.
Please note that if the sound is turned off on the iPad, then the process of obtaining a screenshot will be silently executed.
Alternative way to take a screenshot on iPad
There is also another way to take a screenshot on the iPad. In order to use this method, you need to open the iPad settings and go to the "General" section.
Next you need to open the subsection "Universal Access".
And open the settings of a function called "AssistiveTouch".
Then you just need to activate this function using the switch.
As a result, a floating round button should appear on the screen. Using this button you can perform some operations. For example, in order to take a screenshot, you need to click on this button and select “Device - More - Screenshot”. Thus, you can take a screenshot without using hardware buttons on the iPad case. At the same time, the floating button itself will not get on the screenshot taken
How to edit screenshots using Layout
In iOS 11 and later, as soon as you take a screenshot, it will appear in the lower left corner of the screen and will be there for a few seconds, then disappear.
Using Markup, you can use the marker, pencil, eraser or text to edit and write comments on the screenshot. You can also change the color of these tools: white black, blue, green, yellow and red. There is a markup tool, with it you can crop a screenshot. Press and hold one of the edges or corners and drag the layout to the position you want.
There are four additional tools that can be added to the screenshot in “Markup"By clicking on the"Additionally»In the lower right corner of the screen (looks like a plus symbol), namely:
- Add text box - allows you to add text to a screenshot. Click on it to select a tool, then click on the added text box so that the keyboard appears, and you can write your comment.
- Signature - if you already have a signature in Preview, you can add it to the screenshot.
- Magnifier - This function allows you to enlarge a specific area in the screenshot. You can change the size or border of the magnifying glass, as well as zoom in or out.
- Figures - You can add a specific shape to the screenshot. You can also change the outline of a shape and adjust its size and shape by dragging the edges.
If you make a mistake, you can cancel the last step by clicking on the cancel button in the lower left corner of the screen. And vice versa, you can repeat any steps by clicking on the repeat button in the same place.
You can also share your screenshots directly from the Layout interface. Just click on the share button and select a service.
Where screenshots are stored on iPad and iPad Pro
If you do not use the Markup feature, you will still have access to screenshots. You can also edit and share them using the Markup feature or photo editor for iOS.
- Launch the application "A photo«.
- Press on "Albums«.
- Press on "Screenshots«.
You can also find screenshots in the main albums “Photos” and “Camera”, but you have to look for them among the rest.
Create a screenshot on iPad
- Take your iPad and select the image on the screen that you want to capture for the future. You can take a screenshot of the screen in absolutely any application - it can be a game, video, mail, navigator or even just a desktop.
- Click simultaneously the "Power" button and the "Home" button on your iPad. If you did everything right, for a split second the screen will blink with a light flash.
- See the finished screenshot in the standard “Photos” application on your iPad. All captured screenshots, as well as other downloaded images on Apple gadgets, are saved in a common photo stream. From there, you can already send it to someone as a regular photo in any of the available ways.
Similarly, you can take a screenshot on the iPad mini (iPad mini) and on the new iPad Pro (iPad Pro).
And if you have a computer from Apple - a Macbook, iMac or Mac mini, then you can find ways to take a screenshot on any of them in one of our previous articles.
iPhone X or later
- Press and hold the side button on the right side of the iPhone device.
- Immediately press the volume up button on the left, and then release both buttons.
- A thumbnail will appear in the lower left corner of the iPhone device screen. Click the thumbnail to add pictures and text using the Layout feature, or press and hold the thumbnail to share a screenshot. To remove a thumbnail, swipe it to the left.
On iPad Pro (11 inches) and iPad Pro (12.9 inches)
- Press and hold the top button, press the volume up button, then release both buttons.
- Click the thumbnail to add pictures and text using the Layout feature, or press and hold the thumbnail to share a screenshot. To remove a thumbnail, swipe it to the left.
iPhone 8 or earlier, iPad and iPod touch
- Press and hold the top or side button of the device.
- Press the Home button, and then release the top or side button.
- A thumbnail will appear in the lower left corner of the screen. Click the thumbnail to add pictures and text using the Layout feature, or press and hold the thumbnail to share a screenshot. To remove a thumbnail, swipe it to the left.
To find the screenshot you just created, as well as earlier pictures, choose Photos> Albums and click Screen Shots.