Taking a screenshot of the phone is an essential and helpful trick that every smartphone user should know. It can be a bit confusing, since the process isn’t the same on every device. Here you find the different ways to take a screenshot on Android.
How to take a Screenshot on Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) and Above
The easiest way to take a screenshot on Ice Cream Sandwich it to press the Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time, hold them for a second and your phone will take a screenshot. If you hear the camera sound and see the white border around the edges of the screen, the screenshot has been taken. Now in your Gallery app find the image and share it with whoever you wish!
How to take a Screenshot on Android 2.3 and Below
For Android 2.3 an below there is no built-in screenshotting. However, some devices do have these features. For example on many Samsung phones, you can press the Home and Power buttons at the same time to take a screenshot.
But, if your phone doesn’t have a shortcut built-in you’ll need to use an app like Screenshot UX or No root screenshot it, this are paid apps, on the Android Market there are thousands of free apps which gives you the screenshotting option. However there is one more option, you could flash a custom ROM that has screenshotting built-in (like CyanogenMod).