Taking a screenshot on an Android mobile phone or tablet is one of the simplest thing you can do. Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and newer version include an easy to use, built in screenshot feature. You can take a screenshot and send it off your mobile phone or tablet in just a few seconds. There’s no Print Screen option in Android as there is on Window PC or Laptop, but taking a screenshot is easy. In this article, I’m going to show you step by step, how to screenshot on Android device. 

How to Screenshot on Android Device

The procedure for taking screenshot may vary according to device, and software version. On most Android mobile phone or tablets, you can take a screenshot by pressing and holding shortcut button simultaneously.

  • Volume Down + Power button
  • Volume Down + Home button
  • Power + Home button

There’s a slight knack to this action, if you press the Power button too soon, the display will switch off, and by pressing volume down button too soon, you’ll end up changing the device audio settings. The screen will flash with a sound, and the “Saving Screenshot” notification will appear.

To view your screenshot, go to the Gallery app, then look for the “Screenshot” album. Tap it to open it, then tap the screenshot you took to view that screenshot.

You can also tap a screenshot in the notification drawer to directly open it in the Gallery app. From here, you can preview it, crop it, share it to another app, or delete it.

You can also use third party apps to take screenshot on Android mobile phone or tablets. Super Screenshot is free to use and doesn’t include ads, and easy to use. This app also include features like crop your screenshot before it save to memory, add text notes, scribble on them and resize your snaps. 

Which screenshot shortcut work for your Android device, let us know in the comment box.


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Michal Flip is a Tech Lover and founder of Digital Adda, a popular how-to tech guides and software tutorials. Sign-up for the email newsletter for your daily dose of tech tips & tutorials.

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