Apple Pencil Tips: How to Take a Screenshot on an iPad

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Taking an iPad screenshot using the iPad’s physical buttons can be a pain. The iPad’s buttons are far apart, plus it’s easy to get the combination wrong and accidentally lock the iPad. But, if you have an Apple Pencil, then you can use a simple sliding gesture to quickly capture an iPad screenshot without having to fumble for the right buttons. Here’s how to take a screenshot on an iPad using either generation of the Apple Pencil.

Related: How to Take a Screenshot on an iPhone without a Home Button

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Apple Pencil: How to Take a Screenshot on the iPad

  1. Place your Pencil on the bottom left or right corner of the screen.
  2. Drag the pencil towards the middle of the screen. The Pencil needs to be placed exactly at the corner for this gesture to work.


     
  3. Mark the screenshot up as needed and then tap Done to save the screenshot.

That’s it! No more accidentally putting your iPad to sleep; just swipe your pencil to get the screenshot you need.

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Tamlin Day is a feature web writer at iPhone Life. He has a degree in Media and Communications from Maharishi University of Management and his work has been published in the Rio Review and Breathe Free Press.