For years, users have been able to take screenshots of their iPhones and iPads by pressing a combination of physical buttons. But in recent versions of iPadOS like iPadOS 16, there is another way to quickly take screenshots of your iPad without pressing any buttons. Read on as we detail how to take screenshots on iPad using gestures.
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Different Ways to Take Screenshots on iPad with iPadOS 16
The most common way to take screenshots on an iPad is by pressing the hardware buttons. If you have an iPad with a Home button, simply press and release the Power button and the Home button at the same time. On newer iPads, press and release the side button and any volume button at the same time to take a screenshot.
But some people don't know that there are two other ways to take screenshots on iPad without pressing any buttons . For example, you can swipe from the bottom left corner of the screen with your Apple Pencil to take a screenshot on your iPad. But even if you don't have an Apple Pencil, you can use this gesture. Here's how:
- Open the Settings app on your iPad.
- Go to the General menu. and then select the Gestures option.
- Make sure “Allow finger swipe from corner” enabled
- Select the action you want when swiping from the left and right corners
Other gestures you can enable on iPad
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The cool thing about this setting is that it also allows you to set up gestures to trigger other actions on your iPad besides taking screenshots. For example , you can also swipe your finger or Apple Pencil from the corner of the screen to take a quick note.
At the same time, iPadOS 16 still offers classic iPad multitasking gestures. With these gestures, you can use four or five fingers to move between open apps or return to the home screen. All of these gestures can also be turned on or off at any time by going to the Gestures menu in the Settings app.
Learn more about iPadOS 16
iPadOS 16 comes with a host of new features such as Scene Manager, iCloud Photo Sharing Library, focus filters, a new Weather app, camera-assisted translations, and improvements to the Files app.
Check out our other 9to5Mac guides on how to take advantage of iPadOS 16:
- Here's how to use all the features of the new Weather app for iPad on iPadOS 16
- How to translate text using the camera on iPad with iPadOS 16.
- Here's how to use the new focus filters on iPad with iPadOS 16.
- Take advantage of the new Files app feature in iPadOS 16
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