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How to Take a Screenshot on iPad

How to Take a Screenshot on iPad

This article explains three ways to take a screenshot on iPad and where to find those screenshots afterwards.

Take a Screenshot on iPad with a Home Button

If you have an iPad with a home button, like the older iPad Air and iPad Pro or iPad Mini, taking a screenshot is easy.

Notes: The instructions in this article apply to iPadOS 14 and earlier.

Press and release the button higher and the button home at the same time. You will see the screen flash and hear the camera shutter sound.

Screenshot on iPad with a home button

The thumbnail appears in the lower left corner of your screen. You can tap to view it immediately or wait until later, which we’ll explain below. If you choose to wait until later, the thumbnail will disappear without you doing anything.

Take Screenshot on iPad without Home Button

If you have an iPad that doesn’t have a Home button like an iPad Pro or the new iPad Air, taking a screenshot is just as easy.

Press and release the button of the high and the buttonincrease in volume (which is on the right side) at the same time. As with other iPad models, you’ll see the screen flash and hear the camera sound.

Since iOS 15, you can use either volume button. You are not limited to using only the buttonincrease in volume.

iPad screenshot without home button

Tap to show the thumbnail immediately or see our steps below to show it in your photos later.

View your iPad screenshot

If you capture a screenshot on your iPad using the buttons described above and you don’t see the thumbnail right away, don’t worry. The screenshot is then automatically saved to your photos.

  • Open Pictures on your iPad.
  • Show left sidebar if hidden on button press Top left sidebar.

Open Photos on your iPad

  • Press to expand Media Types.

Tap to expand Media Types

  • To select catches screen.

Select Screenshots

Your screenshots are treated like any other photos you take with your iPad camera. Select one to see it full screen. Then use the buttons at the top to share it with a contact, edit it with built-in tools, or mark it as a favorite.

Note: If you tap to view the thumbnail immediately, the screenshot will not be saved automatically. To push on ended at the top left to save it.

Take Screenshot on iPad Using Apple Pencil

If you use an Apple Pencil with your iPad, you can also use it to capture a screenshot.

  • Place your Apple Pencil on one of the corners lower of your iPad screen.
  • Swipe up on the Apple Pencil and the screen will shrink to a box.
  • Release your Apple Pencil to capture the photo. You will notice that the screen flashes briefly and you hear the camera shutter sound.

Screenshot on iPad using an Apple Pencil

Your screenshot is then in the foreground where you can immediately annotate it with the iPad markup tools at the bottom, share it, or save it.

Share or save a screenshot

To share the screenshot, press the button share top right. Select a contact to send the screenshot to in Messages or choose an app like Mail or Reminders.

Share or save a screenshot

To save the screenshot to Photos or Files, touch ended at the top left and make your selection.

Save screenshot to Photos

You can also share or save the screenshot with these methods after using the markup tools to include your annotations.


Whatever your reason for taking a screenshot on your iPad, you can see how easy it is. Ask your friend which button to use, show your mom how to send a message, or save a photo of when you passed that challenging level on your game. Screenshots make it easy.

If you have any questions or suggestions, let us know in the comments. Also check this guide if you want to learn how to record audio on iPad.

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