iOS Tip: Taking Screenshots

Posted in How To on 24/02/2012 by Mark Greentree


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How To: Take Screenshots In iOS

So how do I and all those other websites get these lovely iOS screenshots?

It is simpler than you think.

All you need to do when you are ready to capture the screen press the Home button and the Power/Sleep button at the same time as shown below:

You will instantly see a flash and the screen will be captured in the full resolution of the display on the device you are using. For example the iPad and iPad 2 captures at 1024×768 resolution.

To locate the screen capture once taken simply go into your photos app and look in the saved photos area. You can then share it via Email, Twitter, or Print it to a printer which supports AirPrint.

Connecting your device to your Mac will automatically launch iPhoto allowing you to import the screenshots to your computer.

This process also works to iPhone and iPod touch.


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Mark Greentree is the principle blogger and podcast creator of Everyday Mac Support. His aim is to inform users at all levels of experience how to get the most out of the Apple hardware and associated software. He is the lead host of Not Another Mac Podcast, an Apple based round table discussion with Mac users and experts from all over world.