Android ICS: How to Screen Capture

Posted April 27, 2012 by Jimmy S in Android

With Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), Google has brought back native screen capture abilities. This allows users to take a screen capture of any screen on their Android 4.0/ICS device.

Here at Tech-Recipes we require screen captures for tutorials all the time. And who hasn’t wanted to capture a crazy txt message conversation as an image to keep for all eternity–or at least to post to Facebook. Previously, taking screen captures required painful tethering of the device back to an Android development install on a computer. With the release of ICS, screen shots are finally coming to the Android masses.

Like all Android installations, vendors do have the option to block this feature. However, for most ICS devices, this should work.

1. On your Android 4.0 / ICS phone, go to the screen you want to capture.

2.  Then press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons for 2-3 seconds.

3. This will capture the screen and save it into your Gallery > Screenshots. ¬† On your phone’s memory card or memory, it will save these photos into the Pictures/Screenshots folder.




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Jimmy Selix is an early adopter that loves to be one of the first on the block to have the latest and greatest in technology and gadgets. Another love of his is being able to share his knowledge to others seeking it. Feel free to drop any comments or questions that you may have.
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