How Do I Save a Screenshot on an Android Phone?

1. The first step to taking a picture of something on your screen is to get whatever you want to capture to be shown. This could mean browsing to a specific website, looking up a text message conversation, or finding a screen in one of your applications.

2. For Android phones, there are a few different ways to take what is commonly known as a “screenshot”:

a.     On most Android phones, 4.0 or more recent, locate the “power button” at the top right edge, and the “volume down button” on the opposite left edge.

b.     On all other Android devices, you should locate the “power button” and the “home button” at the center of the bottom of the device.

Buttons on Samsung to make a screenshot

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3. Once you have located the appropriate buttons depending on the version of your Android, click both simultaneously in order to capture the screen. Only press the buttons for 1-2 seconds.

4. After releasing both buttons, you’ll know the screenshot was successful if a copy of your screen display shrinks into frame, and a camera shutter noise should occur.

5. You might have to try it a few times to get the hang of it, but when the screenshot is successful, a copy can be found in your photo storage application.

 

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