By Chekwas Ojike / Mobile & tablet Tips / / 7 Comments

How to take a Screenshot of your Android phone without rooting and any Application

Do you want to take a screen shot or capture the picture on your Android device screen? Here’s the easiest and quickest way of doing it!

Many people have searched for the workable way of taking a saving a screenshot of their phone and alas! No solution seems to work! Almost all the screenshot applications on Google Playstore works only on rooted phones except very few unrooted devices like the Tecno n7.

How to take a Screenshot of your Android phone without any Application

My Phantom A1 screenshot

The good news is that Android devices has a factory installed software and hardware that lets you capture the screen of your device without an external app! Many don’t know about this so they have ended up installing as many screenshot apps as they could.

To take a screenshot of your Android device, simply:

Press the power key + the Down volume key.


Press the power key + the HOME button

Either of them should work on your device.

CAUTION: This works for only Android 4.0 ICS Operating System and above!



  • Asiegbu Gideon

    Lots of new themes for android allow for screen shots. Awesome!!! Say NO! To Blackberry. Say YES to ANDROID…

  • I Love Android devices

    Do you like my theme? 😉 just asking…

  • Asiegbu Gideon

    Sure! its pretty cool, I use go launcher,home mx and The best of all, Next launcher 3D. I use dem on my Tecno n7 and xperiaZ…

  • I Love Android devices

    Very great for your n7. Just that the LCD screen is not very responsive and the low RAM of the n7 will a problem with the Next launcher.

  • Asiegbu Gideon

    Its Very True My Friend. So What I Did Was Divert All Apps Downloaded To Be On The SDcard,So It Kind Of Frees Up The Ram A Lil. By This I’m Able To Achieve Fluid Movement. But It Doesn’t Beat The Xperia Z.

  • Adeniyi Emmanuel O'elseWhy

    It only captures d home screen jo

  • Adeniyi Emmanuel O'elseWhy
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