How to take a screenshot with the iPad

Apple doesn't tell you how to take a screenshot with your iPad, so unless you figure or find out for yourself, if you're new to the iPad, you may not even know the feature exists. Luckily, it does, and it's really easy to do!

To take a screenshot with your iPad, simply press the Home and Sleep/Wake (Power) buttons at the same time. If you nail it, the screen will flash and you'll hear the same camera shutter sound that's made when you're taking a photo.

To access and share your screenshots go to Photos and open the Camera Roll. (Note: Images updated to reflect iOS 7.)

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Rene Ritchie

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How to take a screenshot with the iPad


I've noticed when trying to take screenshots in rapid succession, it's always almost impossible to do. Usually there has to be a pretty long period in between shots, like 10-20 seconds, before I can snap the next screenshot. That is sometimes frustrating.

Wow! Very exciting screen UIs! Very unique among the other iPads.. ^^
Screenshot? New feature? Well.. good for you guys.. that feature is very very helpful.. specially on troubleshooting remotely or bragging UI designs with friends on fb..