How to Take a Screenshot on iPad—4 Ways

"How do I take a screenshot on my iPad?" Here are four easy ways to explore the screenshot iPad universe, no matter which model you have.

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Whether you're looking for how to take a screenshot on an iPad Pro or a different model, you've come to the right place. Whether or not your iPad has a Home button, this tip will teach you how to take iPad screenshots using your iPad’s physical buttons, an Apple Pencil, or Siri. A screenshot is a great way to capture information on the internet, such as a favorite recipe or the current score, as well as fond memories like texts from the grandchildren. Let’s dive in with how to take screenshots an iPad.

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

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If you're looking for how to do a screenshot on iPad, there are four possible options, depending on the type of iPad you have. For example, if you're looking to take a screenshot on an iPad Pro without a Home button, you'll use a slightly different method than you would with one that has a Home button. Here are the different options.

How to Take a Screenshot on an iPad With No Home Button

  1. Navigate to the screen you want to capture.
  2. Press the top button and the Home button simultaneously.

    Screenshot iPad
  3. Quickly release both buttons.

If your iPad goes dark, or if Siri responds, that means you held one of the buttons down too long or didn’t hold the buttons down at the same time.

How to Take a Screenshot on an iPad with a Home Button

  1. Navigate to the screen you want to capture.
  2. Press the top button and the volume up button simultaneously.

    red arrows indicate how the Home button and Sleep/Wake button are used to take screenshots on the iPad
  3. Quickly release both buttons.

How to Take a Screenshot on iPad with an Apple Pencil

If you have an Apple Pencil, this will work regardless of if your iPad has a Home button or not.

  1. Navigate to the screen you want to capture.
  2. Swipe your Apple pencil from either of the bottom corners of your iPad to the center of your screen.

How to Take a Screenshot on iPad with Siri

All you have to do to take a screenshot with Siri is just to say, "Hey Siri, take a screenshot." Voilà!

It’s also good to note that some apps, like Netflix, will black out any screenshots for proprietary reasons. If taking screenshots using these methods isn’t working out for you, you could try enabling Assistive Touch or using your Apple Pencil to make taking screenshots easier. Whichever method you prefer, taking screenshots on your iPad is a great way to save all the important moments and information you want to save.

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Tamlin Day

Tamlin Day is a feature web writer for iPhone Life and a regular contributor to iPhone Life magazine. A prolific writer of tips, reviews, and in-depth guides, Tamlin has written hundreds of articles for iPhone Life. From iPhone settings to recommendations for the best iPhone-compatible gear to the latest Apple news, Tamlin's expertise covers a broad spectrum. 

Before joining iPhone Life, Tamlin received his BFA in Media & Communications as well as a BA in Graphic Design from Maharishi International University (MIU), where he edited MIU's literary journal, Meta-fore. With a passion for teaching, Tamlin has instructed young adults, college students, and adult learners on topics ranging from spoken word poetry to taking the perfect group selfie. Tamlin's first computer, a Radioshack Color Computer III, was given to him by his father. At 13, Tamlin built his first PC from spare parts. He is proud to put his passion for teaching and tech into practice as a writer and educator at iPhone Life.