Tutorial: take a screenshot on a iPad 2

Monday, August 15, 2011 posted by Till

This tutorial explains the process to take a screenshot from your iPad or iPhone screen. There is no app required to take the screenshots.

1) Navigate to the screen that that shall be saved as screenhot. In my example I will take a screenshot of the home screen.

2) Press the "Power" button (in the upper right corner of the iPad) and the "Home" button (in the middle of the lower bar of the iPad) simultaniously.

You will hear a "camera click" and the screen will fade to white for a second when the screenshot is taken. The screenshot is saved into Photos folder on the iPad.

To view the screenshot, open the "Photos" app:

and tap on the photo.

The easiest way to transfer the screenshot to your desktop PC or MAC is to send it by email. Tap on the Icon in the upper right corner of the screen:

and select "Email Photo":


This tutorial works on iPad and iPad 2 and iPhone.

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14 Responses to “Tutorial: take a screenshot on a iPad 2”

  1. Ipad expert says:

    great expaning
    check out good tuts on my website

  2. waltnich says:

    Oh, well . . .
    My drone flew up up and away without responding to my ipad2.
    I hoped a review of the flight would give me an idea where it ended up or at least the itinerary up to the point of lost signal. The screen shows treetops and distant horizon with a tower and some other artifacts. Even a screen capture would help.
    All I got following this hint was that my ipad turned off –
    oh, well . . . don’t think I’ll be shelling out another 3Benjamins

  3. iphone tips says:

    Very descriptive article, I liked that bit.
    Will there be a part 2?

  4. thanks was looking for this tutorial

  5. Linda says:

    Great, thanks. Waltnich – don’t hold it for so long. Hold both for a second or 2 & then let go.

  6. Bielizna says:

    Hello to all, it’s actually a fastidious for me to go to see this website, it contains important Information.

  7. Lauren says:

    Worked like a charm. Thank you!

  8. UmmaYa says:

    thanks you very much

  9. Jukka says:

    Thank you! This was excelent and helped me
    Is there a similar way to take copy of selected area?

  10. iphone master says:

    very good article i like it Thank you for this tutorial.
    Is there a similar way if in off line mode?

  11. Bjorn says:

    Thanks but I keep noticing an annoying problem: several people on the forums claim that one cannot change the default screenshot format from png. I managed to change it to jpg at one point, to keep smaller email attachments, but now I forgot how I did it!
    So I have my pics (screenshots) in jog but would like them back in png. How?

  12. Marla says:

    Say many thanks – Buy the screen protector so you never must complain oof a shattered iphone4 screen again.
    An i – Phone doesn’t change the layout between
    upper and lower case letters – it just changes thhe look with thee Shift key.
    It tends to make you worry if you think about any on this particular innovative technological know-how noot existing.

  13. Deb says:

    very good tutorial!!

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