9 to 5 Mac: “How to take screenshots on your iPad using gestures with iPadOS 16”

Roger Stringer
November 15, 2022
2 min read

The most common way to take screenshots on the iPad is by pressing hardware buttons. If you have an iPad with a Home button, just simultaneously press and then release the Power button and the Home button. On newer iPad models, press and release the side button and any volume button at the same time to take a screenshot.

But what some people don’t know is that there are two other ways to take screenshots on the iPad without pressing any buttons. For instance, you can swipe from the bottom left corner of the screen with Apple Pencil to capture a screenshot on the 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 choose the Gestures option
  • Make sure “Allow Finger to Swipe From Corner” is enabled
  • Choose the action you want when swiping from the left and right corners

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