You’ve probably seen images of iPad or iPhone screens that have almost perfect resolution and no glare. These pictures were not taken with a second camera, but rather directly from the device. This is called a screenshot, and is a built-in feature on every iPad. Learn how to take a screenshot on your iPad using the steps below.
How to Take a Screenshot on the iPad 2
We use screenshots a lot at solveyourtech.com because they are the best way to show a device’s screen. Plus your iPad stores these screenshots in the Camera Roll, making it a simple process to get the screenshots to a cloud storage service like Dropbox. You can read this article to learn how to set that up. But you can follow the steps below to learn about iPad 2 screenshots.
Step 1: Arrange your screen so that it is showing the configuration of which you want to take a picture. I am just going to capture my home screen, as in the image below.
Step 2: Hold down the Home button, then quickly press the Power button on the top of the device. This needs to be done relatively quickly, so it’s best to position your hands accordingly. I find it simplest to press the Home button with my left thumb and press the Power button with my right index finger.
You will know when the screenshot has been taken because the screen will flash and you will hear a shutter sound.
You can read this article if you want to learn how to turn off the camera sound on your iPad.
There’s a lot of affordable and useful accessories for your iPad 2. Check out the selection at Amazon to see if there is anything you need.
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