Taking pictures using a Smartphone is both easy and fun. Almost everybody nowadays knows how to take pictures with these smart devices. There are also many of us who get a real kick out of loading pictures we take directly into our social media websites. We use small-size software programs called apps that run quickly on our phones and make the job a snap.
But, what if you want to explain to a friend or a co-worker about something that happened on your Smartphone while you were on Facebook or checking e-mail? Or maybe a message popped up while you were performing a task and you really don’t know what to do with it. It is also quite possible, and I always run into such occasions, that you want to send pictures of what happens on your Smartphone or device to someone.
Just recently I was struggling to explain to a developer about an error taking place inside a particular type of app on my Android device. I started wondering why Android wouldn’t have a simple, windows-like snipping tool to take screenshots with. But soon, I found out that there is a simple and easy way to take a snapshot of the screen on your android device.
To take a snapshot of the screen on any android device, all you have to do is press the on-off button simultaneously with the volume-down key. As soon as you press the two together, a camera shutter sound is heard from the device and the screen reacts with a nice graphic animation giving you the feeling that your screen has been saved.
To retrieve your snapshot, all you have to do is to go to your File Manager and find the ‘Pictures’ folder inside it. You will find all your screenshots there.
To bring this image into your computer, all you have to do is to connect your mobile device to a computer using the USB connection cable and allow the Android to turn the USB connection on. As soon as you do that, a screen pops up on the computer. Open the right folder and voila, your screenshot is ready to be pulled onto your computer.