Take a Screenshot on the iPad Pro, Plus Older Models with a Home Button

You can easily take a screenshot on your iPad, whether you have an iPad Pro or an older model. 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. 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.

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How to Take Screenshots on the iPad (Any Model)

  1. Navigate to a screen you want to capture.
  2. If your iPad has a Home button, ​Simultaneously press and then release the power button and Home button.

  3. If your iPad doesn’t have a Home button, ​Simultaneously press and then release the top button and the volume-up button.

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. It’s also good to note that some apps, like Netflix, will black out any screenshots for proprietary reasons. If taking screenshots using this method 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.