Using a screen on your iPad is one of the best ways to make the most of your device. It lets you view two websites at once, open the Notes app while reading an article, or even check your messages while watching a video on a second app without missing a beat.
Taking a screenshot on your iPad is easy and can be used to share information, capture something for later reference, or mark up content on-screen with Instant Markup tools. It’s also a great way to help get support when you have questions about an issue or need to show someone what’s on the screen.
How to take a screenshot on your iPad
There are a few different ways to take a screenshot on your iPad, depending on the model and version you have. On iPad models with a home button on the front (such as the iPad Pro 2022, iPad Air 2022, and the iPad mini 2021), simply press and hold the Home button to capture a screen shot.
When you take a screenshot with an older iPad model, such as the iPad (2021), a flashing white screen with a camera shutter sound will appear and a temporary thumbnail of your screenshot will appear in the lower-left corner of your screen. After a few seconds, the thumbnail will disappear and the image will be saved to your Photos app. You can then tap on the thumbnail to view your screenshot, edit it, annotate it, or share it via any standard sharing methods.
How to take a screenshot with your finger
Apple has added a handy feature in iOS 12 that allows you to use your finger to capture a screen on your iPad instead of an Apple Pencil, which is a huge timesaver when you’re on the go or working with a stylus. To enable the feature, you’ll need to enable “Allow Finger to Swipe From Corner” in Settings.
You can then swipe your finger from the left or right side of your screen to capture an area of the screen. When you’re done, you can save the image to your Photos app or swipe it away for later editing.
How to take a screenshot from an app
If you’re looking for a quicker way to capture a portion of your screen, you can use the built-in screenshot feature in most apps on your iPad. This feature is especially useful if you’re looking to capture a screenshot of a screen full of text, or you need to take a quick shot while in a meeting with a client.
How to take a screenshot of the top of your screen
While you can’t change your iPad’s screen resolution, there are a few ways to make things look a little more readable or clearer on the screen. First, try adjusting the iPad’s zoom options in your Settings.
Next, you’ll want to try viewing the screen in a split-screen mode with two apps open. This mode is the default for most apps and allows you to view two apps side by side on your iPad. You can resize each app by dragging the borders that separate them, and you can also slide the divider to the left or right to flip between the two apps. You can also end the multitasking viewing mode with a tap on the Full Screen button.