TIP: How to take a Screen Shot using iPhones & iPads

A screen shot is a copy of exactly what is showing on the screen of your mobile device.

It is saved on your camera roll as a photo.

How to Take a Screen Shot:

  1. Hold the home button down and press the sleep button at the same time (once).
  2. You will hear the camera shutter sound and the screen will go white for a brief moment.
  3. To view the screen shot, go to your camera roll.

Examples of uses:

  • Take a screen shot of a map while you are connected to internet; this can be viewed when out of internet range so that you still have a copy of the directions.
  • Take a screen shot of an email containing specific instructions that you need to reference easily at a later time (when not connected to internet).
  • Take a screen shot of your favourite recipe.
  • Take a screen shot of an item you found on-line with its picture and product number, so the store person can easily locate it for you when you are shopping.
  • Take a screen shot of your favourite Craigslist adds for easy reference at a later point.
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One thought on “TIP: How to take a Screen Shot using iPhones & iPads

  1. Screen shots can also be done if you have an Android or other type of smart phone. The technique is usually similar, but you can do a google search on “how to take a screen shot with _____” , putting the type of smartphone that you own in the blank. If you prefer visual instructions, do the google search using “videos” or do a search on You-Tube.

    If you are using your screenshots for other than your own personal use, remember to 1) consider privacy – do not have personal information on the screen and 2) consider copyright laws – use images that are available for public use (eg. use images from wiki commons)

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