How to take screenshot on different version of Android

There are different process to take screenshot of your Android phones. The process is a bit confusing as different devices has different method of taking screen shot.

How to take Screenshot on device running on Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) and Above

  1. If your device is running on Ice Cream Sandwich or above
  2. Just press the Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time.
  3. Hold them for a second.
  4. Your phone will take a screenshot. 
  5. It'll show up in your Gallery app.
How to take Screenshot on device running on Android 2.3 and Below

Unfortunately, Android 2.3 and below doesn't have screen shooting built-in.
However, some devices do have these features, but it varies from phone to phone.
For example, on many Samsung phones, you can press the Home and Power buttons at the same time to take a screenshot.

If your phone doesn't have a shortcut built-in, you'll need to use an app like No Root Screenshot It. You'll need to install it on your phone and install its free companion app on your computer, which will enable screenshots. You'll have to plug your phone back into your computer every time you reboot it, but you'll be able to take screenshots directly from your phone which is great.

How to take Screenshot on device Rooted and Running Android 2.3 or Below

If you've rooted your phone, you have a few options. You can install an app like Screenshot UX, which will allow you to take screenshots through a variety of shortcuts, or you could flash a custom ROM that has screenshotting built-in.

There are more screenshot methods than we could possibly list here, but these are some of the easiest (if you aren't rooted but know how to use ADB, you can get a screenshot from the command line, for example). Check your phone and see what it supports out-of-the-box.

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