How To Take Screenshot On iPad (For Any iPad Generation)

You want to explain directly about something related to your software or technology and point out anything important in it. But you want to elaborate in detail without sending through a lobbying message. Then by taking a screenshot you can capture the image or exact picture of what you are seeing on your phone and share it with others without sending a long message.

It is the easiest way to explain things to others. To demonstrate through a picture can save your time compared to explaining by writing in words. We use screenshots not only to explain things but in many other ways, and a few of them are:

  • If you are searching for an address and don’t want to search it again, capture it and save it on your phone for the next visit. 
  • If you like to show off your game-winning scoreboard with your friends, screenshot the image and share it directly with your friend. 

Do you know how to take a screenshot on an iPad? Let’s see step by step how it works.

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How To Take A Screenshot On iPad?

There are three methods in iPad to capture a screenshot. One is the “Top and Home or Volume up Button”; the second is the Assistive touch method, and the third is using apple pencil.

1. With Top and Home or Volume Up Button

By using this method, we can capture screenshots in two ways. 

  1. Can take a screenshot on an iPad without using the home button.
  2. Can take a screenshot on an iPad using the home button.

Most of the iPad comes with a Home Button like the latest iPad 8th generation and iPad 9th generation. Here, you can see the Home button on the front side of the screen. In some generations of iPad like the 4th generation iPad Pro, there is no Home Button given in the iPad.

Now, let’s see the steps to take a screenshot using the Top and Home or Volume up Button.

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#Step 1

On iPad, locate the button first. The phone has a Top Button which you operate for on or off function and locks the screen.

#Step 2

If you are using an iPad without having a Home Button, you have to locate the Top button and Volume Up Button.

#Step 3 

Press the Top Button and hold it when viewing the screen picture or material you want to capture, and simultaneously press the Home Button and unleash both Buttons at the same time. For the iPad Pro 4th generation or iPad without having a Home Button, Tap and hold the top button and then press the Volume Up Button and release both.

#Step 4

After releasing both the buttons, the iPad screen will flash shortly, and you’ll hear a faint noise. 

#Step 5

After you capture a screenshot, a thumbnail momentarily appears in the lower-left corner of your screen. You can tap the thumbnail to open the taken screenshot or swipe left to dismiss it.

#Step 6

After capturing a screenshot, the captured image will automatically save in the photo gallery.

#Step 7

Now, open the photo gallery of your iPad to view the captured image.

2. Take Screenshot On iPad With Assistive Touch

AssistiveTouch, part of the iOS and iPad Operating System availability list, provides an on-screen menu that allows you to set up various activities that would commonly require a Button combination and can take a screen capture of them.

But sometimes, you can’t press different buttons simultaneously; then, at that moment, the best way is to capture the screen with AssistiveTouch.

Step To Activate Assistive Touch On iPad

#Step 1

Open setting> navigate to General> then Accessibility> then tap to AssistiveTouch. But On some iPad, like iPad OS 14, the navigation order is Open setting> then Accessibility> Touch> then tap to AssistiveTouch.

#Step 2

You can see one Toggle option for on and off the AssistiveTouch. You have to make the toggle option ON for activating the AssistiveTouch.

#Step 3

You have to set up a custom screenshot function under the Custom Action section if you want to take a screenshot by tapping double or long-press that you have to choose from here.

Steps To Take A Screenshot On iPad With AssistiveTouch

#Step 1

When you view the screen picture, you have to double-tap on the screen to take the screenshot. 

#Step 2

After the double tab, one menu will appear with some options on the screen. You have to choose the screenshot option for taking a screenshot. 

#Step 3

After taking the screenshot, the image will be directly saved into the iPad photo gallery, and you can open the image now from there.

3. How To Screenshot On iPad Using Apple Pencil?

Suppose you are drawing on an iPad and using the apple pencil for drawing, and you don’t want to use the buttons for taking a screenshot. You can use an apple pencil for taking a screenshot as it is effortless to use. Only you have to swipe the pencil from the bottom corner of either side toward the center of the display. The editing tool will appear and allow you to take a screenshot without using the button or finger touch.

Conclusion

Suppose you use an iPad and only know one way of taking a screenshot. You can refer to this article. We try to explain the different ways of taking a screenshot on the iPad. We provide the steps of with or without a home button, using AssistiveTouch, and using a stylus pen.