Like stripping a cat, there is more than one way to take a screenshot on the iPhone and iPad. And with the launch of iPadOS 13, there is now one more way to take a picture of your screen on the iPad.
Let's look at all the ways to take a screenshot on an iPad with iOS 13.
How to take screenshots on iPadOS
Press ⌘⇧4 on a connected Bluetooth or USB keyboard to take a screenshot and enter the dialing view immediately.
Touch ⌘⇧3 on a connected Bluetooth or USB keyboard.
Press the Start button and the standby / activation button simultaneously.
Press the upper button and the volume up button simultaneously (on an iPad Pro USB-C).
Draw a line from the lower left corner of the screen with the Apple Pencil.
The last method on this list is new to iPadOS. He is also extremely skilled. Simply draw an imaginary line from the lower left corner of the screen with your Apple Pencil and you will enter the screen capture markup mode. The polished part is that the animation follows the tip of the pencil. It feels like I'm dragging the corner of the screen and turning it into an image.
Marking and PDF
However, if you take the screenshot, you will end up in Marked view or with a thumbnail of the screenshot in the lower corner of the screen. You can touch this thumbnail to open it in the bookmark view, or you can slide it off the screen to discard it, and it will be saved in your photo library.
In addition, the dialing view got a great update on iPadOS. Now, it is also a PDF capture tool that, if applications support the function, can capture a PDF or a screenshot of a complete document at once, regardless of the duration. You can try it in Safari. (We have a tutorial on that here.)
Save iPad screenshots to files, not photos
A final note on iPadOS 13 screenshots. Now you can choose to save a screenshot to the Files application instead of placing it in the Photo library. This makes much more sense for annotated screenshots and, of course, you cannot save a PDF in the Photos application anyway. iOS 13 really transforms iPad screenshots from a practical trick to a powerful tool.