How to Take a Screenshot on Android

You can take a screenshot on Android in many ways. In this post, I share the ways that I’ve used to take a screenshot for Android posts. Let’s get started.

Take Screenshots on Android

Physical Buttons

You can use the device’s physical buttons for taking a screenshot. Most of the devices have this key combination:

Volume Down button + Power button

Press both keys simultaneously to take a screenshot. I’ve used this method until I try the second method.

Note:

If the above key combination didn’t work it out for you, please do a Google search

Device name screenshot key

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GravityBox [For Rooted Android Device Only]

I have a rooted device with GravityBox installed and I used the GravityBox’s settings to have a screenshot option in the power off menu which helps me to take screenshots easily.

Here are the steps:

  • Open GravityBox.
  • Go to Power tweaks option.
  • Enable the “screenshot in power menu”.
  • That’s all and now you can see “Screenshot” option in power off menu.

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Alternative:

You can change actions of capacitive buttons to take a screenshot. For instance, you can change the long press action of menu key for taking a screenshot.

I’ve already covered this topic hereDo check it out the article and change the actions of capacitive buttons as per your liking.

AirDroid

I’ve used this method few times to take a screenshot of Android from PC. You can use this method on both the rooted and non-rooted devices and Here are the steps:

  • Connect the PC and Android via USB. (Alternatively, you can connect both the devices to the same WiFi network).
  • Now, sign-in on both the app and Desktop client.
  • Click on the binocular icon on Desktop client.

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  • Choose the AirMirror option.
  • Click on “Setting completed. Start”.
  • Click on the camera icon at the bottom to see the screenshot.

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You can find the screenshot here:

C:\Users\Traj\Documents\AirDroid\ScreenShot

Alternatively, click on inverted triangle beside the camera icon and select view all. It will take you to the location where your screenshots are saved by default.

If you want to save the screenshot in another location, then click on the inverted triangle beside the camera icon and select save as. Choose the location and the screenshot will be saved to that location.

Additional Method

Here are is an additional method for you. If you wish, you can check it out.

Screenshot using ADB

Make sure you’ve all the necessary ADB drivers installed on your PC and Enabled USB debugging on your Android device. This method can be used in the rooted and non-rooted device.

Now, we can take screenshot using ADB:

  • Go to this folder location:

C:\Program Files\ClockworkMod\Universal Adb Driver

  • Press Shift and right click on mouse within the universal ADB driver folder. Select open command window here.
  • Now, in the command prompt, Type this command

Adb shell screencap /sdcard/screenshotadb.png

That’s all. You can see screenshot on the internal storage.

Are you using any other method to take screenshots on Android? Let us know in the comments section below.

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