Did you know there is a quick and easy way to create a screen shot of your iPad with the flick of your Apple Pencil or finger? Creating your screenshot is as easy as a swipe of your Apple Pencil, stylus, or finger from whichever corner you chose in Settings. In the video above, I am slowly dragging in from the bottom left corner, which begins to create the screenshot.
If you click the plus sign on the Editor, you will be given additional options to add text, a description, your signature, a magnifier and shapes.
How to screenshot on a Mac
To take a full screenshot on an Apple Mac, press the Command, Shift, and 3 keys down all at the same time. To take a screenshot of only part of the screen, simultaneously press the Command, Shift, then the 4 keys.
How to take a screenshot on an iPad (any generation)
Whether that’s an interesting news article or recipe, directions to your favorite restaurant, or a cool scene from Genshin Impact, iPadOS makes it easy to capture a quick image of whatever’s on your iPad and either save it for future reference or share it with your friends and family. This is not a bug — these apps are specifically designed to prevent you from capturing screenshots for copyright reasons. Step 3: After a few seconds, the thumbnail preview of the screenshot will disappear, or you can swipe it off the edge of the screen to dismiss it manually.
Step 3: Wait for the thumbnail of the screenshot to disappear or swipe it off the edge of the screen to dismiss it manually.
If you’re unable to press the two physical buttons at the same time, then Apple’s AssistiveTouch accessibility feature offers an entirely buttonless way to capture a screenshot. AssistiveTouch is designed to help you perform a range of more complex touch-based commands on the iPad through a simple menu that is just a few taps away.
You’ll see the AssistiveTouch button appear on your screen, which resembles a series of faded, concentric circles. Your iPad display will briefly flash white, and you’ll also hear the same shutter noise that you do when taking a picture in the Camera app, as long as your device isn’t in silent mode.
You can also swipe it away at any time to save it to your photo library immediately, or tap on it to crop, annotate, or share it using the steps described earlier.
The bottom-left corner is the default setting, with a swipe from the bottom-right used for the Quick Note feature. Step 2: You’ll see and hear the same flash and shutter-click sound that occurs when taking a screenshot with the buttons. Step 2: Your screenshot will open in a simplified editing window, ready to be cropped or annotated.
Step 3: For screenshots taken from certain supported apps, such as Safari or Mail, you may also see two extra buttons at the top. Step 5: You can also add markup and other annotations to your screenshot by drawing with your finger or an Apple Pencil.
Step 6: You can also add advanced annotations, such as a text box, magnifier loupe, or your signature, by selecting the Plus button and choosing the appropriate options from the pop-up menu that appears.
This is both a fun way to show your friends and family members what you’re up to, and also handy for quickly sharing information such as directions and maps, articles, and snippets of text.