Saturday, November 17, 2012

How to take Screenshot on Android phone?

A screen shot or screen capture is a way to capture and store the current display of screen in form of image on your device memory storage. Such images can then be shared with friends or set as wallpapers etc.

Taking screenshot on Android phoneAndroid Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)

Beginning from ICS, Android has a built-in feature to take snaps of the on-going activity on the screen. This is how it can be done.

  1. Press and hold the volume low (-) and power button at the same time on your device.
  2. See the screen shot below for illustration, it may vary for your device.

Power button of Android phone
Volume down button of Android phone 

Android Gingerbread

Gingerbread has no inbuilt feature for taking screen snap shots however there are free third party applications available which can help. These applications require Root Access to your Android ICS (what is Root Access?). You can download those from Google Play.

Presently I couldn’t find any reliable Screen Capture applications for plain GingerBread. However I have several which you can try off the shelf.

  • Dolphin Screen Cut
    It’s basically an Add-on to Dolphin web browser. So you need to also install Dolphin web browser. Once this add-in and browser are gelled you can have screen capture functionality up.

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