Quick Tip for Smartphones: Taking Screenshots

Sometimes you want to show pictures of your screen for various purposes, such as showing a screen from a website or making a how-to. It’s not too hard to do from a computer using a tool like Snagit for Google Chrome, but what if you’re using a smartphone or tablet? Fortunately, that’s even easier. On an Android device, press and hold down the volume down and power buttons, and on Apple devices press and hold the sleep/wake button and press the home key. That’s all it takes. On Android you can find your screenshots in the Screenshots folder in your Gallery, and on Apple in your Camera Roll. You can share, email, or upload your screenshots just like any other picture. What will you use mobile screenshots for?

For more information about taking screenshots, please refer to the operating system vendor’s documentation:

Android: https://support.google.com/nexus/answer/2811098?hl=en
Apple: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT200289
Windows Phone: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/how-to/wp8/photos/take-a-screenshot

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