In the early days of Android OS, we required some special access or may be the root privileges to take a screenshot on Android. However, those days are gone. We can now take a screenshot on Android by a variety of ways possible.
How to Take a Screenshot on Android: Taking Screenshot of your Android phone is differ from device to device and little confusing too. Some of them are tricks and other are apps.
Here is list of shortcuts and apps to take screenshots on your Android device easily.
For ICS 4.0 and Above:
If your phone running on Ice Cream Sandwich or above it is very easy to take a screenshot of your phone. Just press the volume down and power button at the same time and hold them for a second and your phone will take a screenshot. It will automatically saved to Gallery.
However, there’s a catch. Not always you will be allowed to take a screenshot explicitly on apps. The reason being – some applications are enforcing security options to prevent the screenshot to be take while on that app. You can try Signal messaging app offering the same feature. The feature might be good for a privacy buff but it won’t be convenient.
For Android 2.3 and Below:
Android 2.3 and below doesn’t have screenshotting built-in. Some devices like Samsung do have these features. For example press the Home and Power buttons at the same time to take a shot.
You can take a screenshot on any Android device using Google’s Android SDK. After you’ve set up the Android SDK, all you have to do is connect your Android phone or tablet to your computer with its USB cable and use the SDK.