How to Screenshot on iPad Pro

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Capturing screenshots is a fundamental part of everyday tech use, and if you own an iPad Pro, you might be wondering how it’s done on this device. Apple’s iPad Pro offers more than one way to capture, edit, and share screenshots. Whether you’re brand new to the iPad ecosystem or just want to hone your screenshot skills, this article will guide you through every step.

Introduction

Capturing screenshots on the iPad Pro isn’t just for tech-savvy users. It’s an essential skill for anyone who needs to save important information quickly, share on-screen activities with others, or even guide someone through a series of steps on their own device.

The Standard Method: Buttons

The most straightforward way to take a screenshot on an iPad Pro is by using the physical buttons on your device.

  1. Locate the Buttons: Find the top button (also known as the sleep/wake button) and the volume up button on your iPad Pro.
  2. Press and Release: Quickly press and release both buttons at the same time.
  3. Visual Confirmation: You’ll see a brief flash, and a thumbnail of the screenshot will appear at the bottom-left corner of your screen.

On-Screen Methods: AssistiveTouch

If you’d rather not fumble around with physical buttons, AssistiveTouch is a convenient alternative.

  1. Enable AssistiveTouch: Go to Settings > Accessibility > Touch > AssistiveTouch and enable it.
  2. Customize Menu: Tap on “Customize Top Level Menu” and then add the Screenshot option.
  3. Capture: Tap the AssistiveTouch on-screen menu and choose ‘Screenshot’.

Annotating and Editing Screenshots

  1. Open the Thumbnail: Tap on the thumbnail that appears after capturing a screenshot.
  2. Use Markup Tools: Choose from various markup tools at the bottom to annotate your screenshot.
  3. Save or Share: Once done, tap ‘Done’ and choose to save the screenshot to Photos or share it immediately.

Sharing and Managing Screenshots

Screenshots are automatically saved in the Photos app under a specific “Screenshots” album. From there, you can:

  • Share them via email, messaging apps, or social media.
  • Move them into different folders for better organization.
  • Delete unnecessary screenshots to free up storage space.

FAQs

Can I capture a screenshot while watching videos?

Yes, you can capture a screenshot at any time by using the physical buttons or AssistiveTouch.

Is there a way to capture a scrolling screenshot?

As of my last update in September 2021, native scrolling screenshots were not supported on the iPad Pro.

How can I quickly share a screenshot?

You can tap and hold the screenshot thumbnail to immediately bring up the share menu.

What formats are screenshots saved in?

Screenshots are saved as PNG files on your iPad Pro.

Conclusion

Taking screenshots on an iPad Pro is an incredibly straightforward process, whether you prefer using the physical buttons or the on-screen AssistiveTouch method. The added functionalities, like annotating and immediate sharing options, make it even more convenient for everyday use.

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