How to take a screenshot on Android phones and tablets?


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How to take a screenshot on my Android phone or tablet? Can this be done without installing additional apps?
asked Mar 26, 2016 in Android by anonymous

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In modern versions of the Android operating system it’s very simple to do that, as making screenshots is a standard system feature.

How to take a screenshot in Android 4+:

Simultaneously press the power button and volume down and you will hear a click and the screenshot saving animation appears. 

How to take a screenshot in Android

That’s it - your screenshot of Android screen is waiting for you in the Gallery. Such a combination may not work on some phones, for example on Samsung models, I will write about it below.

How to take a screenshot on Android installed on Samsung phones:

For Samsung Galaxy series phones (except for Series Note model) a screenshot can be made by simultaneously pressing the buttons Back and Home. The screenshot will be saved in ScreenCapture folder. Some older Samsung phones make screenshots when long pressing the Home button, or by by quick double-pressing this button.

On of Samsung Galaxy Note phones a screenshot can be made using the stylus. Just take it and select Screenshot from the menu. Besides, you can not only make a screenshot of the Android screen, but also select a specific part of the screen with the stylus.

How to take a screenshot in older Android versions:

Unfortunately, in older versions of Android there is no function of making a screenshot. Therefore, if case you have something other than Samsung (see above), you will not be able to take a screenshot without having “ROOT” rights for your phone. 
If you have the “ROOT” right on your phone with Android 2.x, just install any application designed for taking screenshots (search Google Play for “screenshot”).

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answered Mar 26, 2016 by Expert Ryan (8,570 points)
selected Apr 13, 2016 by Expert Brian

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