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Two Ways to Take a Screenshot on Android Device

Posted by on January 9, 2013

In this article, I’ll show you how to take a screenshot on your Android device without rooting your device or install any third-party app. Screenshot is an image that captures from a device screen. This allows you to create an image of anything displayed on the screen, no matter which application you open.

If you have a device running Android 4.0 or higher, taking screenshot is a simple task. Here are two simple methods that you can use to take a screenshot on your Android device.

Note: These methods only work on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) or higher. For devices with Android 2.2 or lower, you’ll need the help of a custom ROM that has built-in screenshot function like CyanogenMod.

  1. Press and hold both the ‘Power’ button and the ‘Home’ button simultaneously for several seconds, or
  2. take screenshot on SGS3 method 1

  3. Long Press both the ‘Power’ button and the ‘Volume down’ button at the same time.
  4. take screenshot on SGS3 method 2

When you do it successfully, the screen will flash and a message will appear on the top bar that says “Screenshot Captured”. Now, go to ‘Gallery’ app and you should see an album named ‘Screenshots’, tap on the ‘screenshots’ album to view and share your screenshots.

Please note that some devices require that you hold both buttons for several seconds (long press) and some devices require a quick press of both buttons simultaneously. Try both ways and one of them should work for you. Good luck!