How Can You Perform a Print Screen Function on a Tablet?


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Users can print the screens on their tablets by pressing a combination of buttons such as the home button, powerbutton or volume buttons. Different operating systems use different button combinations.

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To take a screenshot on an iOS device such as an iPad, iPad Air or iPad Mini, press down the home button under the screen and the power button at the same time. This also works for taking screenshots on iPhones and iPod Touch devices.

Users can find their screen shots in the "Photos" application. They appear as the most recent photos.

Android users running Android 4.0 or later can take screenshots by pressing down the power and volume down buttons at the same time. Users shouldhear a camera sound and see "Saving screenshot" appear on the screen. Android stores screenshots in the "Gallery" application under a folder called "Screenshots." This process works on both Android tablets and phones.

Android users running earlier versions of the Android OS may have difficulties taking screenshots. Users who have Samsung or HTC tablets can find third party applications that take screenshots. However, other users may have to run Android SDK and mirror their tablets on the SDK software.

Windows tablet users can take screenshots by pressing down the Windows button on the device and the volume down button at the same time. They can find screenshots in the "Pictures" folder under "Screenshots."

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