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If you are a technology user then you have to take screenshots for a million different reasons. So it’s most important to know how to take screenshots on the device that you use.

If you use an iPhone or iPad then you have to know the method of taking screenshots on an iPhone or iPad. In this article, we will show you How to take screenshots on the iPhone or iPad.

Taking screenshots on iPhone or iPad is quite different according to their generation.

But nothing to worry about that because it’s incredibly easy to take screenshots or screen capture on iPhone or iPad.

And in this article, we will discuss the generation’s method of taking a screenshot on iPhone or iPad. You have to just find what generation is on your hand.

Take Screenshots on iPhone or iPad

There are lots of ways to take screenshots on an iPhone or iPad device. You can capture the entire screen, window, or select area to grab.




Take a Screenshot on 2018 iPad Pro Models

In the year 2018, Apple Launched the third-generation ‌iPad Pro‌ models, which are available in 11 and 12.9-inches, which are the first iPads not to feature a Home button.

In this case, if you want to take a screenshot on an iPad you have to follow the below steps:

Step-1: At first, press the Power button which is located at the top of the iPad, and the Volume up button located at the right of the device that will be at in same time

Step-2: Remember that you have to release both buttons quickly.

Step-3: Tap the preview of the screenshot that will pop up in the lower left of the display. You can tap it to open up the Instant Markup interface, or let it disappear (this takes about five seconds) and it will be saved as-is.

If you open the Instant Markup interface then it will let you add text, crop, highlight specific areas in a screenshot.




Take Screenshot on iPad, iPad mini, iPad Air, and iPad Pro (2017 models and earlier)

This method will work for all iPads with a Home button. If you are a user of any iPad that we have mentioned in the title and want to take a screenshot of it then follow the below steps:

Step-1: At the same time press the Top button and the Home button.

Step-2: Remember that you have to release both buttons quickly.

Step-3: Tap the preview of the screenshot that will pop up in the lower left of the display.

You can tap it to open up the Instant Markup interface, or let it disappear (this takes about five seconds) and it will be saved as-is.

If you open the Instant Markup interface then it will let you add text, crop, highlight specific areas in a screenshot.

Take a Screenshot on an iPhone 8 or prior with a Home Button

If you are an owner of an iPhone 8 or prior then this method is perfect and easiest for you.

For taking screenshots on an iPhone 8 or prior with the Home button just do the below.

Press the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button and remember to do that at the same time. The screen should flash and if your phone is not muted then you’ll hear a shutter noise.

After that, you will be able to see a thumbnail of the screenshot which temporarily appears in the lower-left corner of your screen.

You can tap this thumbnail if you want to edit it or swipe left on the thumbnail to dismiss it. If you do that it will automatically go away after a few seconds.




Take Screenshot Using the Buttons on iPhone X and iPhone 11

If you are on an iPhone X or later and iPhone 11, the method of taking screenshots changed because there is no Home button, but it’s still easy and simple to do.

If we talk about the difference then that is you have to press the Volume Up button and the Side button (previously known as Sleep/Wake button) simultaneously and quickly, rather than the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button.

As we say for other Phone after you do that you will be able to see a thumbnail of the screenshot which temporarily appears in the lower-left corner of your screen.

You can tap this thumbnail if you want to edit it or swipe left on the thumbnail to dismiss it. If you do that it will automatically go away after a few seconds.

The screenshot that you have taken is added to your camera roll in the Photos app and added to Screenshots under Media Types on the Albums screen in the Photos app.

Take Screenshot Using AssistiveTouch on iPhone X and iPhone 11

Take a screenshot using Assistive touch is perfect for you to take a screenshot on iPhone or iPad if you are not comfortable with the new button combination, or simply want to take a screenshot with only one hand.

By default, Assistive touch is not enabled. So you have to enable it. For taking screenshot using assistive touch  do the below:

Step-1: On the Home screen tap Settings.

Step-2: On the Settings screen, you can see an option called Accessibility. Just tap it.

Step-3: On the Accessibility screen, tap Touch.

Step-4: On the Touch screen, you will see that AssistiveTouch is Off by default. Here tap AssistiveTouch to enable it.

Step-5: Tap the AssistiveTouch toggle button, if you do that it will turn green when enabled.

Step-6: We need to add the Screenshot option to the AssistiveTouch menu by taping Customize Top Level Menu.

Step-7: You can replace any of the prevailing options with the Screenshot option. Otherwise, you can use the plus icon to feature another menu option.

Step-8: Here we are going to use the Custom option, so we will tap on the Custom icon.

Step-9: Now select the Screenshot option in the list and then tap on Done.

Step-10: You’ll able to see the AssistiveTouch button on your home screen. To take a screenshot, tap the AssistiveTouch button and then tap the Screenshot.




Take a Screenshot on iPhone or iPad by Touch a Picture

If you are a user of the Safari browser and you have seen an image that you like very much and you like to take a screenshot of it. Then you can use this method.

If you see an image that you like on a webpage opened in your Safari browser and you want to take a screenshot of it.

Then you can touch and hold on to the picture to save it to your camera roll or make a copy of it to attach to an e-mail.

After you open the Safari browser on your iPhone and you have gone to a website. There you like a photo then touch and hold to the panoramic picture on the webpage.

Now the phone will open a menu of 3 items: “Save Image” “Copy” and “Cancel”. (See screenshot of these results at right).

If you want that image then you can simply choose the Save Image option or the Copy. You can paste this image into an e-mail.

You are correct. Technically this is not a screenshot. It is just a saved image or a copy of an image on a webpage. But you can now use it for your purpose.

Take Screenshots on iPhone or iPad without the Home button

Apple iPhone 11 and the 11 Pro, XS, XR, and X, or the 2018 iPad Pros don’t have any Home button ob their begins.

So a question really comes into its user’s mind that how do we will take a screenshot of it.

Apple’s iPhone 11 has not got a Home button in its design, and also some iPads like 11 Pro, XS, XR, and X, or the 2018 iPad Pros don’t have the Home button. But nothing to worry about that there’s always a way to do anything.

To take a screenshot on these devices, you have to just do the below:

Press the power/side and the volume up these two buttons at the same time. And now the process is the same as the others.




Change screenshots File Format from .png to .jpg on iPhone or iPad

In some versions of iOS and under some circumstances, Screenshots are saved in the .png format. In others, they will be saved as the .jpg files.

This thing is a little bit confusing. But in most cases, it would not affect things very much.

However, if you feel the need to convert these screenshots that you have taken for any purpose.

Or you want to just send the screenshot to someone as a .jpg, or upload it to a service that doesn’t accept .png files then simply just convert the screenshot.

To change your screenshot file format from .png to .jpg then follow the below steps:

  1. At first, open the screenshot in Preview.
  2. Then click on File and then Export.
  3. It will say Format, you have to click on the menu and choose JPEG.
  4. And then save it.

Now you can use your screenshot as a .jpg file for any purpose.

Edit Screenshot on an iPhone or iPad

The screenshot thumbnail will appear at the bottom left in the iPhone 11 or later version of the iPhone.

If you want to edit the screenshot file you can tap on it. A little editor will appear on your screen now you can edit or share it.

In this little editor, you can find a range of markup tools including pen, pencil, highlighter, and more.

Many times it happens that you feel the need for something specific in a screenshot that you would like to highlight.

And in this case, you don’t want to use any third-party app then you can easily do it on this editor.

If you want to drop in on a detail of the screenshot, then you can also do it. For that, you have to drag the corners, or the thicker bits on the sides, to the desired dimensions.

You can also drop in a signature by simply tap the plus sign and can highlight a particular section with a handy magnifying glass or add text.

You can use the curved arrow that pointing left to undo any edits.




Share your Screenshot on an iPhone or iPad

After you take a screenshot, a thumbnail appears on the bottom left of the device screen that you use. Tap that thumbnail and an editor will come as we say above.

If you want to share your screenshot with the markup window, then do the below:

Tap the share icon (it’s the arrow pointing out of a square box)

Here you can see the usual sharing options like AirDrop, Message, Mail, and so on.

Now tap the X – or Cancel, in the older versions of iOS to get out of the sharing screen.

And finally, tap Done.

At now, you’ll prefer to Save to Photos, Save to Files or delete it, so avoid clogging up your phone with screenshots you do not need anymore.

Read More: How to Record Screen on iPhone or iPad

Conclusion

Guys this is the complete guide on How to Take a Screenshot on iPhone or iPad. You can use one of the methods for taking a screenshot that we have told you above.

Hope this article was helpful to you. If it does then our attempt will be successful.

If you want to know how to take a screenshot on any other device then you can check our homepage. There you can find out the methods of different devices.

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