How to Screenshot on Every iPad

Taking Screenshots is really easy and a great way to save things you might not see again

How to Screenshot on Every iPad

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We’ve all seen that tweet, Tiktok, or Instagram post that we want to share or edit. Being able to take a screenshot on every iPad is something you have to know.

Once you know how to do it, it doesn’t matter which device you get – the knowledge will stay with you.

Apple doesn’t change such simple functionality features between generations either. So it’s highly unlikely you’ll need to ever learn another way to take a screenshot.

That is unless you switch to an Android tablet. Although, honestly, the functionality is very similar!

Below we’ll show you how to screenshot on every iPad. So regardless of any upgrade, or should you have to show a friend or family member how you’ll have the knowledge to hand.

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Screenshot on every iPad – step-by-step



iPad power button with the home button

Press the Power button and the Home button at the same time.

This can take a little practice, but once you get it you should be fine.



Newer iPad without home button

Press the Power button, plus any of the volume buttons at the same time.



Quickly released

Weather on an older or newer iPad once you’ve pressed the two buttons you need to quickly release them.



View the screenshot

After you take a screenshot thumbnail will appear in the lower-left corner temporarily.

Tap to see the screenshot or swipe the thumbnail left to dismiss it.

And that’s how easy you can screenshot on an iPad, now go and don’t let those good recipes or game lists pass ever again.

Final thoughts

If you’re keen to know tricks like this for your iPad, don’t forget to check out our guide on how to screen record on iPad and iPhone.

You can also check out a whole heap of knowledge in our Tablet Buying Guides section, and our Tablet FAQ pages.

Camilo is a contributor for PC Guide. He's been into tech since he was a teen, surfing through the web and local stores trying to find the cheapest way to play the latest Half-Life on his old Windows