Many people have been using Android phones for years but do not know how to take a screenshot an Android phone, there’s also more than one way.

Next time you need to screenshot you will be ready and prepared! If you have a phone lower than Android 2.0 (which is very old) then skip to the bottom. Otherwise, here is how to take a screenshot on an Android phone!

Samsung

Everyone knows Samsung likes to be picky and be different than the rest of the Android phones, so we will start with Samsung. how to take a screenshot on an Android phone image 1

  1. To screenshot you will need to find the page you want to screenshot first, hold down the home button and lock button at the same time until the screen flashes white, you should also be able to hear the screenshot sound. You will get a notification alerting you that you have taken a screenshot, the screenshots will get saved in your gallery/photos in a screenshots folder.
  2. You can also do it with a motion, you can swipe the side of your hand across the screen (swiping left) in a karate chop hand shape to take a screenshot. This setting needs to be turned on by going to Settings>Motions and Gestures, Palm Swipe to capture.

Android phones

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  1. To screenshot, find the page you want to screenshot and then hold down the Volume Down button and the Power button at the same time until the screen flashes and you hear the screenshot sound (unless the phone is muted) You will get a notification confirming that you did a screenshot. If your Android device has a physical home button it may be the same as the Samsung way (Home button and Power button)
  2. Some phones including Sony Xperia’s give you a different method, you can hold down the power button until the menu comes up asking if you want to turn off your phone, on this menu will be Take a screenshot or Record screen. This is another way to do it while giving you access to screen recording if you need it.

Phones older than Android 2.0

If you are still using a phone with Android 2.0 or lower then you are part of the 0.7% still using it!

The Android software does not allow you to take screenshots, you will need to download an app to do this. The best app is ‘No Root Screenshot It’ it does cost £2.99 but it is worth it rather than having to root the device and potentially break the software. You will need to connect it to the computer in order to do this. We recommend you get a new phone!

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