How To Take a Screenshot on Android

December 2016

It may seem like it would be tricky to take a screenshot on an Android mobile device, but it actually isn't! The key is, of course, knowing exactly which keys you need to use to do so on your specific device.

This tutorial will walk you through the process.

Taking a Screenshot on All Android Devices

In order to take a screenshot, simultaneously press the Home and Power buttons.

You will hear a camera shutter sound that indicates that the screenshot has been saved.

Take a Screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy S5

On the Galaxy S5, the process is slightly different.

Head to Settings > Motions and gestures > Capture screen and enable the Capture screen feature.

You will now be able to take screenshots by swiping your finger over the screen from one side to the other. The screenshots are automatically saved in the Screenshots folder of your photo album.

Take a Screenshot on a Samsung Note

Press the S-Pen stylus button, and a small circular menu will be displayed on your screen.

Tap Screen write to take a screenshot of your current screen:

Take a Screenshot on Nexus

For Nexus 7 and 9, simultaneously press the ON/OFF and volume buttons to take a screenshot.

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