Tips to use iOS 11 screenshot features

With the release of iOS 11, Apple is making screenshots an essential part of the operating system. Specifically, Apple has introduced a new set of tools called Instant Markup that allows you to markup screenshots and PDF.

From now on, taking a screenshot is not restricted to pressing the home button and Sleep/Wake buttons. There are now a lot more things to do on your iPhone and iPad. In this post, we will show you how to use the screenshot features in iOS 11.  Before we dive in, keep in mind that iOS 11 is now still in beta stages and therefore likely to have bugs and errors. We recommend you install the beta on a secondary device rather than your primary device.

  1. Keyboard shortcuts

If you are using an iPad with a keyboard, you will be happy to know that you can use keyboard shortcuts to quickly take a screenshot on your iPad (Cmd + Shift + 3). Besides, the Cmd + Shift + 4 keyboard combination will take you to Instant Markup view for editing and sharing your screenshots.

  1. Take multiple screenshots on your iPad

There are times when you want take more than two screenshots on your iPad to send them to your friends. Fortunately, iOS 11 allows you to take a couple of screenshots on your device without even the need to delete the current floating screenshot preview.

The process is pretty simple, as all you need to do is press the Home button and Sleep/Wake button. Your iPad will flash momentarily, indicating that you have nailed it. Once you are done, all your screenshots will be stacked in the corner of the display, and you can easily browse through them for editing and sharing.

  1. Drag and Drop

Drag and Drop is a great addition to iOS 11 that lets you drag content like images and links from one app and drop it in another app. On the iPad, you can easily drag and drop screenshots to any app. To do this, tap and hold on the floating screenshot preview, then navigate to the app you wish to drop the screenshot in and release the finger to complete the task.

  1. Quick share a screenshot

iOS 11 allows you to quickly share a screenshot directly from your iPad’s screen. To do this, you simply need to tap and hold on the screenshot preview. After that, select your sharing option from the list. You can share your screenshot via Messages, Mail or add to the Notes app.

  1. Crop your screenshot

When you take a screenshot on your iPhone and iPad, you will see a floating preview in the bottom left corner of the screen. Tapping on it will throw you into the Instant Markup screen where you can edit your screenshot. To crop a screenshot, you simply need to tap and hold on the bold handles and drag them in.

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