Almost all screens-equipped devices have the ability to take screenshots, although the process differs greatly among them, even amongst comparable items like laptops and phones. You don't need to install third-party programmes to take a screenshot on most smartphones.
However, if you find the snapshot capabilities unsatisfactory, it may be worthwhile to install a separate screenshot tool or plugin. The methods for taking screenshots on Android, iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows, Chromebook, Linux, Galaxy Watch, and WatchOS are covered in this tutorial. Additionally, we'll demonstrate how to capture your screen on several of these gadgets.
We will be covering the following gadgets :
How to Take a Screenshot on an Android Device
How to Capture a Screenshot on an iPhone or iPad (iOS, iPadOS)
How to Take a Screenshot Without a Home Button on an iPhone or iPad
How to Record Your iPhone or iPad's Screen
On a Mac, how do you take a screenshot?
On a Chromebook, how do you take a screenshot?
1. How to Take a Screenshot on an Android Device
The process for capturing a screenshot on most Android phones is the same. Simply hit the Power and Volume down buttons simultaneously. The majority of Android phones, including the Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, OnePlus, Motorola, LG, and Xiaomi, are compatible with this technique. This button combination is also compatible with the majority of Android tablets.
Above Left: Screenshot buttons on a Google Pixel 6. Above Right: Screenshot buttons on a Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
When you have finished taking a screenshot, you may mark it up or share it by tapping the preview icon in the lower left corner of your screen. Your default save location could vary depending on the Android device you're using. If you're not sure, look under Google Photos' Screenshots folder. (Located in the PhotosPhotos' bottom-right corner under the Library tab.) Screenshots may be accessed in the Images folder of the Files app on your phone if you do not have Google Photos.
Read our comprehensive tutorial guide on how to take a screenshot on Android for a more full overview. Most Android manufacturers feature their own unique way for taking screenshots, so familiarise yourself with your phone's capabilities. For example, if you have a Samsung Galaxy phone with a S Pen, you can snap a screenshot by tapping and holding the screen with the pen for a few seconds.
2. How to Capture a Screenshot on an iPhone or iPad (iOS, iPadOS)
To capture a screenshot, you'll need to follow various instructions depending on your iPhone or iPad model. Buttons without a home button and buttons with a home button are the two main kinds of Apple hardware. iOS and iPadOS are identical to each other under these categories.
To save a screenshot after taking one, touch Done in the upper-left corner of your screen. Screenshots will be stored to the Screenshots folder in your Camera Roll.
3. How to take a screenshot on an iPhone or iPad without a home button
The iPhone X, iPhone 11, iPhone 12, and iPhone 13 are all without a home button. The newest generation of iPads, with the exception of the entry-level model, also lack a home button.
To snap a screenshot on an iPhone or iPad without a home button, simultaneously press the side and volume up buttons.
5. How to record your screen on an iPhone or iPad
These instructions are valid for iOS 14 and beyond. You may need to first enable the screen recording capability in the Control Center (Steps 1-3).
Navigate to Settings.
Tap Control Center, then Add Screen Recording.
Launch Control Center.
Hold down the Record button.
Start Recording should be selected.
To stop recording, open Control Center and hit the Record button.
6. How to take a screenshot on a Mac
On macOS, Apple provides three keyboard keys for taking a screenshot: full-screen, rectangle selection, and single window. Screenshots will be saved to your desktop as a PNG file named "Screen Shot [date] at [time].png."
➡ How to Take a Screenshot of Your Entire Mac Display
Press Shift + Command + 3 at the same time. To modify your screenshot, open the pop-up window.
➡ How to Capture a Section of a Mac Screen
Press Shift + Command + 4 at the same time. To choose an area of the screen, click and drag.
➡ How to capture a window on Mac
Press Shift + Command + 4 + Spacebar. Click the window or menu you wish to screenshot.
7. How to take a screenshot on ChromeOS
You may screenshot a window, the entire screen, or a specific area on a Chromebook. If your keyboard lacks a Show Windows key, you can snap a complete screenshot with Ctrl + F5, or a custom rectangle selection with Ctrl + Shift + F5.
Choose Screenshot from the drop-down menu.
Choose a screenshot option.
To capture a screenshot, click (or drag, depending on your preference) on the screen.
The following options are available on ChromeOS's screenshot bar, from left to right: screenshot, screen record, capture entire screen, capture selection, and capture window.