How To Take a Screenshots On Any Android Device?

Today, we are covering a fundamental problem: how to take a screenshot with your Android smartphone. If you root your device and install a screen capture application it will work for sure. However there are still many other different options to take screenshots on your Android phone and in this tutorial I will show you how.

It is possible that your device is already able to do it himself. On most Android devices equipped with Froyo, for example, just simultaneously press the back button and the button On/Off. On Android devices with Gingerbread, take a screenshot by pressing the Power button and Home button quickly. On Honeycomb, unfortunately there is no shortcut to make a screenshot on this Android device, and you need root your tablet in order to make a screenshot, unless your device is equipped with Sense 3.0: in this case, you just press at the same time On/Off button and Home button. Finally, with Ice Cream Sandwich, the procedure is super simple: hold down the Volume Down button and Power button for about a second or two.

If for some reason or another, you were not able to make a screenshot using one of previously mentioned methods, you can also download the application No Root Screenshot It. It costs $5 but is supposed to work on all phones and then allows you to crop the screenshot or draw on it.

And if none of the above methods did not work, we have compiled a list of additional options for some Android devices.

  • Galaxy Nexus
    Press the Power button and Volume button.
  • Samsung S2 Galaxy
    Press both Power button and Home button.
  • Samsung Epic
    Keep your finger on the Back button and press the Power button.
  • Samsung Fascinate
    Keep your finger on the Back button and press the Power button.
  • Samsung Transform
    Keep your finger on the Back button and press the Power button.
  • HTC Vivid
    Keep your finger on the Back button and press the Power button.
  • Droid Charge
    Keep your finger on the Back button and press the Power button.

Feel free to let us know in comment section below if you find one that works on your device.

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Boris Zegarac is the Founder and Chief Editor of DeviceMondo. He is also web designer/developer and professional blogger. On his free time he likes to play PC games and own noobs. If you would like to reach him prove you are smart enough and assemble this email (nycboris at yahoo dot com).