1. shyhermit's Avatar
    Never tested it until now...

    For my iPad 3, I found out that I could not take successive screenshots rapidly using the home and power button.

    Once a shot is taken, if I pressed the buttons again quickly, it would take another screenshots. I have to wait like 3-4 seconds because I can take another one.

    Is this normal? Cannot find any documentation to this? Is there a hardware problem? It is working if there is a forced "rest" period during which any button presses to take screenshots are entirely ignored.

    05-21-2013 12:10 AM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    What's the use case that you need to take rapid screenshots?

    My best guess is that its as designed and not a hardware or software issue.
    05-21-2013 06:26 AM
  3. shyhermit's Avatar
    One example of use case is that I want to take rapid screenshots during a sequence of a game that I want to capture. The sequence only occurs once in the game so you can't replay it to redo the capture. They are many other use cases.
    05-21-2013 07:54 AM
  4. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    Just tried on my iPad4 and 3 second intervals was as fast as I could get it to go.
    05-21-2013 08:12 AM
  5. shyhermit's Avatar
    Very interesting...

    I notice on the iPad 3 that captured screenshots do not appear immediately in the camera roll. It takes about 2-3 seconds for it to appear. I am wondering if this is the same limit that explains the delay in getting successive screenshots. What do you think?
    05-21-2013 09:07 AM

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