Take a screenshot on your Android device
You can take a picture of your phone or tablet's screen. The image is called a screenshot. After you capture your screen, you can view, edit, and share the image from your mobile device.
Take a screenshot
- Open the screen that you want to capture.
- Press the power button for a few seconds. Then tap Screenshot.
- If that doesn't work, you're likely running an older version of Android. Press and hold the power and volume down buttons at the same time for a few seconds.
- Your device will take a picture of the screen and save it.
- At the top of the screen, you'll see the Screenshot capture .
Tip: If you don't see the Screenshot capture icon, return to a Home screen to see it.
View your screenshot
To see the screenshot you just took
- Swipe down from the top of a screen with the Screenshot capture .
- Tap the "Screenshot saved" notification.
To see all your screenshots
- Open your device's Photos app .
- Tap Menu .
- Tap Device folders Screenshots.
Note: If you don't have the Photos app, you're likely running an older Android version. Open your device's Gallery app Album view Screenshots folder.
Share your screenshot
To share a screenshot, view it and tap Share .
Edit your screenshot
- View it in your device's Photos app .
- Tap Menu Edit in Markup.