The ability to take a screenshot on our mobile devices has become an important part of our mobile routine. Apple’s iPad is no exception to this rule. As there is no formal indication as to how to take said screenshot, we’d like to walk through that here today.
As you’ll see, the process of taking a screenshot on an iPad is fairly simple, if you have two free hands to push the buttons.
How to take a screenshot on an iPad
To take the screenshot, you simply simultaneously depress the Home button and the power button.
If you are an Android user, you may be in the habit of holding the two buttons down until the screen flashes to verify the capture. Do not do this on your iPad. Press the buttons and release almost immediately to take your screenshot.
The screen will flash to verify your capture after the buttons are released. If you hold onto the buttons for too long, your iPad will simply power off.
The captured images will find their way into your Photo gallery. From there, you will be able to take advantage of the built-in tools to edit the images. Perhaps you wish to crop and rotate, then change the colors to grey-scale and apply red-eye correction, I mean, why wouldn’t you?!? I jest, of course, but there is a solid set of basic editing tools to get you by.
The best part, the steps to take a screenshot on your iPad are valid for most all versions of the iPad. Today we worked on the latest generation iPad Air and iPad Mini.