How To Take a Screenshot Or Recording On An iPad
Since most Apple products have an extremely intuitive user interface and design, many of the features are very easy to learn and execute. However, some things may not be immediately obvious, such as a screenshot on an iPad
You can also record screen on iPad, but this is a relatively new feature. You might be wondering how to start recording? When you learn how to do this, you will find that it is an incredibly easy process to memorize.
You also don’t need to download any special software to take screenshots or record iPad screen. These functions are built directly into the user interface. You can do both when you need to, no matter what you do.
How to Capture Screen on iPad
Follow these steps to easily take a screenshot:
- When you are on the screen you want to take a screenshot, press the power button and the home button at the same time. If you have an iPad with FaceID, you need to press the top button and the volume up button.
- The screen should be blinking white and your screenshot should be displayed in the lower left corner of the screen.
- You can click on the screenshot to edit it before it is saved. This includes cropping or marking up your image.
How to Record Screen on iPad
Screen Recording on iPad is now easy as Apple added this feature and it’s now available right in the Control Center. First, follow these steps to make sure you have access to the screen recording function.
- Open Settings Control Center.
- If you do not see the screen recording in the Enable section, find it in the Additional Controls section.
- Tap the green plus next to the Screen Recording field to add it to the Enable list. The screen recording will now be available in your Control Center.
Here’s how to use the screen recorder:
- Swipe down in the upper right corner of the iPad screen. The Control Center menu should appear.
- Click on the icon at the very bottom of this menu, which shows a solid circle in the shape of a circle. The countdown should start before your iPad‘s screen recording starts. When you click outside of Control Center, you should see a red icon in the upper right corner of the iPad, which means recording is in progress.
- When you finish recording, you can return to the Control Center and click on the same icon to end it. After that, your recording will be saved in the “Camera Roll” album.
Keep in mind that iPad‘s Screen Recording feature is best for short recordings of a few minutes. You can still make longer recordings, but recording can stop out of nowhere if your iPad doesn’t have enough space to record.
How to find and edit screenshots and recordings
Your iPad will automatically save your screenshots and recordings in the Photos app. You can easily find the most recent images and videos in your Camera Roll by going to the Recent album. You can also scroll down to the bottom and you should see a list called Media Types. Below that, you’ll find two albums specifically for screenshots and recordings.
If you want to edit any of them right from the Photos app, all you have to do is click on the image or video and find the Edit button in the top right corner. This editing function allows you to crop, rotate or change settings such as brightness or contrast in the screenshot.
You can also mark up images by clicking on the ellipsis icon in the upper right corner. Then click Markup. You will be presented with several options for writing or drawing on the screenshot. There is even a ruler option that you can use to draw straight lines. You also have the option to choose from a wide range of colors. When you’re happy with the way you’ve edited the screenshot, just hit Done.
If you are editing screen recording, you can crop video directly with this editing function. Just move the bracket to either side of the video recording at the very bottom of the screen. You can also click the ellipsis here and import the video into iMovie or another app.
Other screenshot and recording applications
If you need other options than those provided by the Photos app, there are several other editing methods.
PicsArt is a great option for photo and video editing. It has many great editing tools and allows you to make much deeper edits. You can add text, edit multiple images together, and choose from a variety of filters that can be edited as well. The app itself and almost all of its editing features are free, but you can also buy add-ons like text fonts or additional filters.
If you’re looking for something strictly video editing for screen recordings, iMovie is Apple‘s free editing software that’s very easy to use on iPad As mentioned earlier, you can import screen recordings directly into iMovie, or you can go into the app and import them that way when you start a new project.
Share your screenshots or recordings
If you would like to share your screenshots or recordings, you can do so just like any other image or video. You can upload them to social networks, usually from your Camera Roll, or share them directly from the Photos app.
To do this, when you are viewing a screenshot or recording in the Photos app, you can click on the icon in the upper right corner that shows a rectangle and an upward-pointing arrow. From here, you can select multiple photos or videos to post, and choose an app to post. This includes iMessage, email, and other applications that support photo or video sharing.