How To Take A Screenshot on iPad (All Models)

how to take a screenshot on an ipad
how to take a screenshot on an ipad

Say, you aimlessly scrolling your iPad for something interesting that may show up on Facebook. At that moment, you came across a funny meme on Facebook. The meme made you ROFL. Now you want to share it with your friends. But there is one tiny problem: You Don’t Know How to Take a Screenshot on iPad.

Don’t fret!

You are not the only one who had problems with operating iOS. However, taking screenshots on iOS, especially on iPad is a piece of cake.

So, in this guide, we will walk you through how to take a screenshot on iPad all models. Till the end of this guide, we are sure you can easily share the memes through screenshots to spread happiness.

What is a Screenshot 101?

Yes, yes, we know it sounds a bit old school. But it is important to start from the basics in this crash course.

  • Note: Feel free to jump to the next section for taking SS.

The screenshot is the tech to easily get the on-screen information without any complexity. They can be taken instantly and with ease. One of the most useful things about the screenshots is they replace the generic old style of downloading pictures or whatsoever.

How to Take a Screenshot on iPad

how to take a screenshot on an ipad
how to take a screenshot on an ipad

There are many versions or models of iPad out there. They are:

For iPad Pro or Air

Say, you have an iPad Pro or Air, where there is no home button, which means you cannot do the traditional SS move. So, what to do in this case?

Now, Face or Touch ID will do the work instead of the home button. This depends on your configuration of the iPad. Either way, below are the steps to tell you how to take a screenshot on iPad.

iPad (Face ID)

For iPad, which do not have a Home Button, check out how to take a screenshot there.

  • Go to the place where you want to take a screenshot of
  • Hold still the iPad
  • Now push the two buttons simultaneously: the Top with Volume up button
  • Push them for a few seconds and then leave
  • Instantly the sound of the camera snap will come
  • White flash will come to the screen for some seconds
  • On your left side of the iPad screen, a thumbnail of the screenshot will appear
  • This means your screenshot is now be taken and saved

iPad (Touch ID)

iPad with a Home Button will make your task easy. Below is how.

You know the drill:

  • Go to the place where you want to take a screenshot of
  • Hold still the iPad of yours
  • Push together the Top and Home button
  • Hold them for some seconds and release them later
  • A camera snap sound will come and the screen will flash white
  • The screenshot has been taken

Note: The hack of getting screenshots on the iPad revolves around speed. Because when you hold the button for some time—it will activate Siri or Power slider instead of a screenshot. So, the timing is everything.

How to Take a Screenshot on iPad: Apple Pencil

Apple Pencil is a useful tool to execute various tasks on iOS. When it comes to taking screenshots, Apple Pencil comes in handy.

Especially on iPadOS, the Apple Pencil has a smooth integration that will effectively take your screenshots and even make edits on your screenshot with Markup. Check out the steps on how to take a screenshot on an iPad by using an Apple pencil.

  • Open the place where you want the screenshot of
  • Point the Apple Pencil on the corner of the iPad screen
  • Now drag the pencil from the corner to the center
  • A quick camera flash will show up
  • The screenshot will save into your gallery

Note: Two things will be important to tell here. One, the Apple Pencil should be completely charged and successfully paired with your iPad. Second, Apple Pencil allows you to screenshot without touching any button.

How to Do it With Assistive Touch

Besides taking screenshots from the home button or by using Apple Pencil. There is another way to take screenshots. It is called Assistive Touch.

It can be enabled in the Accessibility settings. Apart from that, Assistive Touch is the most used feature to take screenshots.

  • Open the settings
  • Scroll down to the Accessibility
  • Look for Assistive Touch there
  • Touch the Assistive Touch for access
  • To enable the Assistive Touch—toggle on

Note: Assistive Touch will appear on the screen to use. By clicking on the round-like figure it will expand into the options of the menu. Where an option for a screenshot is also available.

Want to Take a Full-Page Complete Screenshot? Know-How

Sometimes the texts of the screen won’t fit into a screenshot, but you have to take the whole because it was important. In this case, the iPad has something which will prove helpful for you. Not only this feature of the iPad will take the full-page screenshot but also will help you in converting it into a single PDF form.

Learn How:

  • Go to the place where you want to take a full-page screenshot of
  • Now follow any of the above-mentioned methods to take screenshots
  • As usual, the thumbnail will appear on the left side of the iPad
  • Press the thumbnail which will open you up to a menu
  • A Full-page button will be present at the top—tap it
  • Later save it as a PDF
  • To access the PDF file—go to the Files App

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