how to take screenshots on different iPads

Taking screenshots is a way to help you keep some information real quick. All you need to do capture the screen and the information is saved in the form of a photo. Taking screenshots on most Android devices is easy, but how about on an iPad?

All the popular smart mobile devices have a different ways of taking screenshots on them. Being it Android phone or tablet, iPad or iPhone, they all have their own methods for grabbing the screen.

To make it more confusing, different iPad models also have different ways of taking screenshots. So this piece will show you how to take screenshots on all the different iPads.

How to take a screenshot on iPad, iPad Mini or iPad Air

For the iPad, iPad Mini, and the iPad Air, this is how to take screenshots. It is quite easy though.

Just press the home button (at the bottom of the display), and the power button simultaneously. You don’t have to hold down the buttons. Just press them all at the same time. You’ll see a white flash on the screen indicating you have taken a screenshot.

Unlike iPhones, the iPad will show a thumbnail of your screenshot at the lower left corner of the screen. The photo will be saved in your gallery, in an album called Screenshots.

READ ALSO: The much-anticipated Huawei P30 series is now available in Ghana

How to screen-grab on iPad Pro

The iPad Pro has a different way of taking a screenshot. You can’t use the home button + power button combination. This is because the iPad Pro doesn’t come with a home button. The absence of the home button means a different way ought to be used. With all the power of an iPad Pro and more view space, you get the best of all worlds.

To grab the screen of an iPad Pro, you need to press the power button and the volume up button at the same time.

how to take screenshots on different iPads

Remember, do not press and hold. Holding the buttons will give you options to turn off the iPad Pro, so just press and release. The screenshot’s thumbnail will appear in the bottom-left for a few seconds.

There you have it. It’s easy to perform these tasks but if you do not know, you might be turning off your phone anytime you try.



Kofi loves to write about smartphones, computers, and tech companies in general. He takes care of most of the guides, and general tech news (from government initiatives to individual projects). As an ardent Hip Hop fan, Kofi produces beats too.


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.