Android Tips and Tricks: Screenshots (Android Smartphones and Tablets)

Screenshots
We’ve covered how to take screenshots on Android Smartphones and tablet PCs before, both with and without root (and with and without having to plug it in to a computer). A few phones offer different ways of doing this, however.






Samsung Galaxy Phones
Samsung Galaxy phones offer a shortcut to let you take a screenshot immediately, without having to root. On most devices, that shortcut is Back + Menu; on the Galaxy S II, it’s Home + Power. In either case, the shot will be saved to a folder called “ScreenCapture” on the SD card.





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Ice Cream Sandwich
One of the new features in Android 4.0 adds the same sort of feature to all phones: just hit Power + Vol Down to snap a shot of the screen.