How to Take a Screenshot on Android

In this post, we’ll see the steps to take a screenshot on Android. Let’s begin.

How to Take a Screenshot on Android

Method #1

Press and hold the “Power” button until you see the Power menu. Hit the “Screenshot,” which you can find under the “Restart” option.

Method #2

Press the “Volume down” and “Power” button together.

Method #3

You can remap a capacitive button or volume button to take a screenshot on your device.

Method #4

If your Android device got USB Debugging enabled and your PC has ADB drivers installed, then you can try this method.

Connect PC and Android device via USB cable.

Open Command Prompt and change the path to the one that contains ADB drivers. Type: adb devices and hit the “Enter” key.

If you see any pop-up on your Android device, hit “Ok” in it. Type: adb shell screencap /storage/emulated/0/s.png

The /storage/emulated/0/ is the location where I want the screenshot to be stored, and s is the file name. Replace these as per your wish. Hit the “Enter” key.

That’s it. Now, you can see the screenshot in the specified location on your Android device.


How to Take Scrolling Screenshot on Android

Typically, when you take a screenshot, it only captures the active portion of the screen.

Let’s say, you want to take a screenshot of the web page. The active portion of the web page is only what a screenshot can always contain, not the entire web page.

And this is where the scrolling screenshot comes in handy. The scrolling screenshot captures the entire portion of the active screen.

With that said, let’s see the steps to take a scrolling screenshot.

Here’s how you can take a scrolling screenshot on your Android device (Here, I’m using Android Pie):

  1. Open the one you want to take a scrolling screenshot.
  1. Press Power and Volume down buttons simultaneously.
  1. Now, you can see the screenshot with the option to save and discard it at the top. At the bottom, you can see a bar with the four icons.
  1. Hit the first one from the left.
  1. That’s it. The scrolling screenshot process will begin. You can use the Stop button at the bottom if you want to stop the process.
  1. You can see the scrolling screenshot once the process is over.
  1. Hit the Save option at the top to save it.

Note: I tried this inbuilt feature on apps such as Gmail, Settings, and Play Store. It works great. But when I try this one on websites, it doesn’t work, mostly.