How do I take a screenshot?

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How do I take a screenshot on iOS?

  1. Begin by getting whatever you want to take a screenshot of onto the screen of your iOS Device. This could mean browsing to a particular website or simply getting to the right screen in one of your apps.

  2. When you've got the screen you want to capture displayed, you need to get coordinated. You need to press the Home button and the On/Off button at the top right of the iPhone or iPad at the same time. If you hold Home too long, you'll activate Siri. Hold on/off too long and the device will go to sleep.

  3. When you press both buttons correctly, the screen will flash white and there will be a sound like a camera shutter. This means you've successfully taken your iPad or iPhone screen capture.

  4. To view your new screenshot, go into the built-in Photos app and then tap on Camera Roll. In the Camera Roll, the most recent photo will be the screenshot you just took.


How do I take a screenshot on Android?

Instructions may vary according to device or software version, and may require some practice.

Begin by getting whatever you want to take a screenshot of onto the screen of your Android Device. This could mean browsing to a particular website or simply getting to the right screen in one of your apps.

For most devices running Android 4.0 or higher (try this method first):

  • Press the Power/Lock button and the Volume down button at the same time and hold them for 1-2 seconds.

For devices with physical home buttons:

  • Press the Power/Lock button and the Home button at the same time and hold them for 1-2 seconds.

For devices without physical home buttons (i.e. HTC):

  • Hold down the Power/Lock button first and quickly tap the capacitive Home button.

For Samsung Devices supporting hand motions:

  1. Open Settings > Motions.
  2. Scroll down and find "Hand Motions"
  3. Activate "Palm Swipe to Capture".
  4. Close the menu and swipe the screen with the side of your hand from left to right or vice versa.
    When the capture was successful, your screen will flash and you'll get a notification at the top of your screen. You may also hear a camera shutter sound.

To view your new screenshot, swipe down from the top and tap on the notification. You can also access your screenshot from your Gallery app.


How do I take a screenshot on a PC running Windows 7 or later?

  1. Open the Snipping Tool by clicking Start and typing Snipping Tool into the search tool and then selecting the application when it appears.
    Note: On Windows 7 and Windows 10, the search tool will appear on the bottom left of your screen. On Windows 8 and 8.1, the search tool will appear on the top right.
  2. Click New. The screen will turn white and you can select the area where you want to take a screenshot with your cursor.
  3. The area you've selected will now appear in the Snipping Tool. If you wish, you can highlight sections using your cursor.
  4. Select File > Save As.
  5. From the Save As menu in the pop-up box, select PNG.
  6. Type in a file name for your image, choose a location on your storage device to save to and then click Save.

How do I take a screenshot on a PC running Windows XP?

  1. Click the Print Screen button. This button is located in different places. On many computers you’ll find it in the upper right corner of your keyboard.
  2. Open Microsoft Paint by selecting Start > All Programs > Accessories > Paint.
  3. Click anywhere on the white part of the screen.
  4. In the Edit menu at the top of your screen, select Paste.
  5. Select File > Save As.
  6. From the Save As menu in the pop-up box, select JPG.
  7. Type in a file name for your image, choose a location on your storage device to save to and then click Save.
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