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
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.androidscreenshotapptool.free

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

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.icecoldapps.screenshotultimate

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.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.edwardkim.android.screenshotitfullnoroot

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