Monday, May 13, 2013

Take screenshots on Windows Phone 8, iPad and Android mobile

Sometimes we need to take screenshots on our mobile phone or tablet. After iOS and Android, Windows Phone 8 OS has also integrated this function. Thus, we don't have to rely on a third-party app when we want to capture a screenshot on a WP phone.

How to take a screenshot on Windows Phone 8
Similar to iPad (iPhone/iTouch) and Android, we just need to press two keys at the same time: Power + Windows. All taken screenshots will be backed up to SkyDrive with Internet connection.

How to take a screenshot on Android (4.0 and up)
Except that some Samsung models have built-in screen capture feature by pressing "Home" and "Power" buttons simultaneously, most devices running Android 2.3 and below do not support it. Fortunately, Android 4.0 and above have added this feature.

By holding volume down and power buttons at the same time, we can easily take a screenshot on the latest Android phones/tablets. The screenshots are saved under "Pictures" -> "Screenshots" of the device drive.

How to take a screenshot on iPad/iPhone/iTouch
iOS devices are almost the first ones that come with built-in screen capture function. Just hold down the Power button and the apple button at the same time. Go to "Photos" app to get the captured screenshots.