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Taking a Screenshot: iOS and Mac

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This article will tell you how to take a screenshot, both on iOS and on a Mac.

Screenshots on iOS
To take a screenshot on an iOS device (iPod touch, iPad and iPhone), simply press then release the home button and the power/sleep button at the same time. These buttons do not need to be held down for long, just a simple press and release. The screen should flash white and there should be a camera shutter sound (if the volume is on) to indicate a successful screenshot. Open the Photos app and tap Camera Roll to view the screenshot.

Screenshots on Macintosh
To take a screenshot on a Mac, three keys need to be held down at the same time:

  • Command  + Shift + 4
    • A new bullseye-like cursor will appear, and you can drag to select the area of the screen for the screenshot
  • Command  + Shift + 3
    • This will take a screenshot of the entire screen

To take a screenshot of a specific application's window, press Command  + Shift + 4. After these buttons are released, press the space bar, and the cursor should look like a camera. Now, just click on the desired window and the window will be captured.

All screenshots are saved to the desktop.

Grab Utility
If you prefer not to use the keyboard shortcuts, there is a Mac utility called Grab that accomplishes the same thing. To access it, open Finder. Then select the "Go" menu, then select Utilities.
From there, you can find "Grab," and double click to launch it. Once in Grab, go to the Capture menu, and select the type of screenshot you want (the window, the whole screen, etc).

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By Nafis on 1/29/16 • Reply
Great guide!
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