How To Take a Screenshot on Android

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At first glance it may seem complicated to take a screenshot on an Android mobile, but this can be done quite easily, as is explained in the article below. No software or additional hardware is needed to achieve this.

What Is Android?

Android is an operating system specially adapted for mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. Android supports many devices, and its main competitor is Apple's iOS operating system. Based on Linux, Android is a mobile and open operating system, which uses its own shortcuts to perform computer operations.


Screenshots are captures of what you see on the screen. They allow users to capture the entire screen — or even to select a defined portion of it — and to save it as an image file. They are very practical and can be used for various purposes.

Screenshots on Android

To take a screenshot on an Android device, press the home and start buttons at the same time. The screenshot will, then, be saved in your gallery.

On some Android phones, such as the Nexus 7 and 9, press the power and volume buttons simultaneously to take a screenshot.

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