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Thursday, 29 March 2018

Easiest Ways to Screenshot on Android Phones


There are lots of different ways to take screenshots on your Android device.

The mobile screenshot feature is organized in different ways. Sometimes you can take a screenshot without any problems right on your phone (this option depends much on your operating system). Sometimes you have to download a special additional program that is responsible for this option. You can test different methods and choose what you enjoy more and find the easiest and fastest.

1. How to Take Screenshot on Android 4.0 And Up


Check your handset system version. Users who have updated to Android 4.0 or newer firmware version (or own the device of recent generations) should already know how to screenshot with Android. This process is so simple.
  1. Find the image or page you need to screenshot on your handset.
  2. You should click-hold two buttons at once. We are talking about ‘Power’ and ‘Volume Down’ options. Here are some tips: don’t click on any of these two buttons too quickly because ‘Power’ clicks along locks down the gadget’s display and ‘Volume’ click on its own adjusts your settings for audio.
  3. This is a quick process so you should notice a quick on-screen animation (this is the creation of a screenshot for you). The procedure is confirmed, so you will also notice a message about this in your notification bar.

2. Using Manufacturers Method 




Not all phones use the standard Android method.



Samsung devices require you to press the Power + Home buttons instead. Thereafter, the process is the same. You’ll be given an on-screen confirmation and the image will be viewable in your gallery app.



Some phones use the standard method but also have additional options. For example, on the Sony

Xperia Z5 you can press the power button to access the options menu. From there, you can take screenshots and record the screen.

Phones from Motorola, LG, and HTC all use the standard method.


3. Root Your Phone.

Earlier versions of Android would not allow apps to take screenshots of the device without rooting. It was a security feature designed to prevent malicious downloads from spying on you and stealing private information.


Users who are still using old phones with older mobile firmware versions that were released before Android 4.0 can root their gadgets. Without rooting, it is impossible to make a screenshot on such gadgets.
Rooted devices are less protected than non-rooted models. So you are advised to update your phone or firmware version to Android 4.0 or newer version instead of using this method.

4. How to Screenshot on Unrooted Android Device.


Those of you who don’t want to update to Android 4.0 or later version or choose a newer smartphone, and are not fans of rooting mobile devices can try SDK method. This works on Honeycomb and Gingerbread devices.
You can visit the Android’s site and get SDK on it or Click Here to Download This is an official program that can be installed on older phones to support additional applications that allow making screenshots. Find an app and complete your task.
The best method for non-rooted devices is to use the Android SDK. Yes, it’s cumbersome to set up, but it’s the most dependable approach.

Check out the No Root Screenshot It app if you want a simpler user interface.

5. Third-Party Apps





Let’s take a look at a couple of the best third-party apps. Their basic functionality is the same as the stock method, but they offer some cool additional features that aren’t available natively.



a.) The first one to check out is Screenshot Easy.

It has some great usability functions. For example, it lets you take shots using a screen overlay button, a button in the notification bar, or by shaking your device.

There are also some great post-shot options. You can crop your screenshots, convert them to a ZIP file, edit the colours, and include time and date stamps. Images can be saved in either PNG or JPG format.

Download: Screenshot Easy (Free) from the Play Store

b.) Super Screenshot
Super Screenshot is free to use and doesn’t include ads, making it a great choice for users who want a clean and easy-to-use app.

Perhaps its best feature is its ability to crop your screenshots before it commits them to memory. It also lets you resize your snaps, scribble on them, add text notes to them, and add various filters. To achieve the same results using the stock Android method, you’d need to download a photo editing app.

Photos can be saved directly to your phone’s SD card to save space, where appropriate.


Download: Super Screenshot (Free) from the Play Store.


Which Method Do You Use?

I hope I’ve shown you how diverse the different methods are.

To summarize, as long as you’re using Android 4.0 or later (and you probably are), your phone will be able to take screenshots natively. If you’re looking for additional options, you should turn to a third-party app, and if you’re running an earlier version of Android, you’ll need to either root your device or use a desktop application.

Which method do you rely on? 

Have you found a third-party app that has better features than the ones I listed? Do you prefer rooting your device to open up the extra options?


Let me know about your situation in the comments section below and share.

1 comment:

  1. nice one bro.. third party app works perfectly on symbian phones

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