Taking a screenshot while testing on Android phone can be a bit confusing, since the process isn’t the same on every device. There are different ways to take a screenshot.

1 – Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) and above

If you have Android Smartphone with Ice Cream Sandwich or above installed, screenshot option is built-in! Just press the Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time, hold them for a second, and your phone will take a screenshot.

The screenshot will show up in Gallery app and you can operate with the screenshot(delete, share, send it in email as attachment)

2 – Running Android 2.3 and below

Unfortunately, Android 2.3 and below does not have built-in screenshot option.

There are many apps in Google Play Store, but most of them requires a rooted phone.

If you are not familiar with rooting you will need to use an app like Screenshot Free, Screenshot Ultimate or No Root Screenshot It.

Screenshot Free: free application, for most of the phones does not require rooting

Screenshot Ultimate: free application, you might have to run a small app on your computer to enable screen shooting functionality.


No Root Screenshot: costs 4.99USD

This application will instruct you to download and install a free desktop application on your Windows or Mac. Once installed, you must run the desktop application with your phone attached to your computer. This will enable screenshots on your phone.


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