Valuable Ways to Capture iPad Screen

Last updated on August 22, 2017 by JoKelly

capture ipad screenIt is unbelievably easy for us to obtain a screenshot of our Apple device’s display, so to that the fact Apple has yet to implement a screen recording feature is mind boggling. While not a main feature offered by Apple, there are several methods out there which allow you to record your iPad’s display without running into too much hassle. If you aren’t aware of how to take a screenshot of your Apple device’s display, simply press both the power button (located on the top of your device) and the home button (located below your device’s screen) simultaneously. Your screen will flash white, and a screenshot will be taken.Apple devices are full of useful little features like the one above, which is what we’re going to take a look at today. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the useful tips like such as well as some other features which can be done with the help of external sources.

Using iPhone Screen Recorder

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The “iPhone Screen Recorder” program is a program which contains not only the ability to record your Apple device’s display, but screenshot it too. With the flexibility and features that this program has to offer, you are able to obtain high quality recordings as well as high quality images.

When you are recording the display, all of your audio will be recorded too (unless you have specified otherwise). If you find yourself worrying about formatting issues, you can stop now. There are a total of 9 different formats which the iPhone Screen Recorder can record in, providing you with the chance to find the right one for your needs. If you aren’t interested in screen recordings but rather screenshots, then you can utilize the additional feature of screenshotting. So, on that note, let’s take a look at the method behind using the iPhone Screen Recorder

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Step #1 – First, make sure that you have downloaded and installed the program accordingly. Once you have the program installed, go ahead and both launch and active it.

Step #2 – Once activated, the main menu will appear. From here it is a good idea to freely look around to give yourself a feel for the program, making it easier for you to use in the future.

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Step #3 – Now is an appropriate time to create a connection between your Apple device and your computer, so simply swipe upwards on your device, and tap on the “AirPlay” option.

Step #4 – After tapping the AirPlay option, select the connection which is named the same as your computer.

Step #5 – Now that you have connected your device and computer, you are ready to record.

Step #6 – After altering the settings available to your own preference, go ahead and click on the “Start” button to begin recording. After you’ve recorded everything that you wanted to, click on the “Stop” button, and you will have successfully recorded your device’s screen.


As you can see, there isn’t a lot too it and once you’ve gotten the gist of it, you’ll be able to create recordings without any issues

Snapshot iPad Screen manually

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As we mentioned above, and went over, you are able to easily screenshot your device’s display with absolutely no trouble at all. It is quite literally at the click of a button. Once you’ve taken a screenshot (refer to the above paragraphs if you aren’t aware of how to do that), go to your photo album and you will be able to view not only the photos you’ve taken, but the screenshots that you’ve taken too.

Do you want to send some of your photos to your friends? Simply touch the “Select” button located at the top of your display, select the photo that you’d like to share, and then click on the share icon (the icon is shaped like a box with an arrow pointing upwards) located at the bottom left. This will display several ways of sharing the photo of your choosing. All you have to do is select your preferable option and you can begin.

How to Convert Apple Device’s Photos (and Screenshots) to JPG

While for most people the format in which their photos are taken won’t concern them much, for others it can stop them from viewing the image on certain computers and services. With that in mind, knowing how to convert the format of the images taken on your Apple device from the default PNG format can be incredibly useful, so let’s take a look at how you can do just that.
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The easiest method which unfortunately as a method only available to Mac users, is to use the Image Capture feature on Mac computers. All you have to do is connect your Apple device using a USB cable, open up the image of your choice, open up Image Capture, and drag the provided cursor across your image so that it is highlighted. It’s that simple!

Extra Tips: How I Can Make use of Screenshots

If you’ve read the above and are curious as to, “Why would I need to take a screenshot?”, then read on and find out some uses for screenshots that you’ve taken.

1. Capturing a moment while playing an app

If you’re playing on an application and realise that there is a bug, glitch, or simply a funny moment, then screenshot it. If it’s a funny moment, send it to your friends. If it’s a bug or a glitch, send it to the developers.

2. Capturing images from the internet

While you are able to save images from the internet by simply holding your finger on them and clicking the “Save Image” option, you can also screenshot the image.

3. Capturing an image for your background

Rather than using one of the default backgrounds offered by Apple, grab yourself a background which you like using the screenshot feature and make your device truly yours.


JoKelly is a dedicated writer for AceThinker and has years of experience in reviewing software, the digital world and much more. She likes to evaluate multiple solutions for specific needs and she contributes to articles regarding She contributes to articles regarding mobile screencast tips. Last updated on August 22, 2017

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