Screenshots can help save you a lot of time, here's how to do them on an iPad Mini
Screenshots can really come in useful; here at KYM we use screengrabs all the time in articles, reviews and comparisons. And thankfully doing them on the iPad Mini – as well as the iPad Air and Apple’s iPhones – is super easy.
All a screenshot is an image of what’s currently being displayed on your iPad Mini’s screen. The idea behind it is so you can share scores from games, tweet things you’ve found and save images from things like Snapchat. It’s also great for quickly saving details, a map location, for instance, for later use.
Here’s how you take a screenshot on either an iPad Mini or an iPad Mini with retina display.
How To Screenshot
Once you’ve decided what you want to screenshot you need to hold down the power/unlock button at the top of your iPad Mini and then press the main Apple Home button at the same time. The display will flash as if it has taken a photo and it’ll disappear for a time.
You’ve now taken your first screenshot!
Where To Find Your Screenshot
Screenshots all appear in your Photos application. You’ll find them helpfully filed under screenshots and it’ll be titled with the time and date. If you link it up to iTunes and head into your Photos app you’ll find all of the screenshots you’ve taken.
Now It’s Time To Share
If it’s easier you can share them via email, social networks or even just print directly from the Photos app. You can do this by selecting the shot inside the Photos app and pressing on the button in the bottom left corner. It looks like a rectangle with an arrow pointing up.
Your options include Message, Mail, Twitter, Facebook or Flickr. You can also head into a slideshow mode, assign the photo to a contact or even use it as the wallpaper on your iOS device.