How to Take a Screenshot on iPad Pro/Air/mini in iOS 11

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Cedric Grantham Updated on Jun 25, 2019 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

Screenshots on iPad can capture and share the epic victories from your games, great moments from your videos, funny conversations on What's apps, and many other things you see on your screen. Many users have noted that taking a screenshot on iPad in iOS 11 is different from that in the former iOS versions with more extended screenshot editing options are appended. Now, in this post, we will show you two ways to take a screenshot on iPad in iOS 11 with ease, and the solutions work for iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad mini.

Method1: Take a screenshot on iPad in iOS 11 using Sleep/Wake + Home buttons

This is the most frequently used way to take a screenshot on iPhone and iPad, including screenshot iPhone 8/8 Plus/X. Try it now. 

1. Go to the screen you want to capture on your iPad.

2. Locate the Home and Sleep/Wake buttons. Simultaneously press and release both Sleep/Wake button and the Home button on your iPad to take a screenshot. 

3. Once you have captured the screen, the screenshot preview will appear in the lower left corner of the screen. Tap the screenshot, and you will see “Done” button in the top right corner, tap it and choose “Save to Photos” or “Delete Screenshot”.


Method 2: Take a screenshot on iPad in iOS 11 using AssistiveTouch

When you use Sleep/Wake and Home buttons to take a screenshot, you may mistakenly lock your iPad instead of taking a screenshot properly. If you don't want to press a combination of buttons or iPad screenshot not working with multiple buttons, you can still use AssistiveTouch to screenshot your iPad in iOS 11.

1. Go to “Settings” > “General” > “Accessibility” > “AssistiveTouch” and turn it on.

2. Tap “Customize Top Level Menu...” and tap on the “Plus” button on the screen to add a new icon.

3. Scroll down to choose Screenshot, next, tap “Done” to add the Screenshot in Assistive Touch Menu.

4. Go to the screen you want to take a screenshot on iPad. Tap AssistiveTouch button on your screen and choose Screenshot to screenshot iPad.


How to edit screenshot on iPad in iOS 11

After having taken the screenshot, iOS 11 enables you to edit the image with multiple solutions, such as circle a map location, magnify part of a Web page, highlight a sentence in an email, and more. With the breakthrough features of iOS 11, you are able to not only edit the screenshot in a direct and quick way but also edit live photos taken just now with smart solutions. 

Draw on the screenshot: choose Pen, Highlighter, Pencil, or Eraser to draw on the screenshot. After this, you can move the drawing by using the Lasso tool.

Add texts/signature/magnifier/shape to screenshot: tap the Plus button in the lower right corner to add text, signature or magnifier on the screenshot. Or you can directly use the shape tool to add rectangle, circle, speech bubble or arrow on the screenshot.

Share the screenshot: tap the share button in the lower left corner o send the screenshot to others by AirDrop, Messages, Mail, and more.