For 99% of Android .
There are several ways to perform a screenshot on a Android.
The first, and most common, is to press and hold for a few seconds, the home button and the volume button the bottom of your phone, and to release them simultaneously.
Your screen flash and a camera sound is heard.
Note that it is necessary to press and release both buttons at the same time or nothing happens.
Most versions of Android send a small notification confirming that your screenshot has been saved, others will open directly the photography in your gallery photos.
Sony Xperia Z5 .
On some models, like the Sony Xperia Z5, the screen capture is triggered from a menu option.
To do this, press and hold the power button of your phone and select the option Capture screen. On this model of Sony you can also capture video without having to download the application !
Samsung Galaxy .
If you are using a Samsung Galaxy phone, you can make screenshots in a jiffy.
To enable this feature, go to : Settings → Motions and gestures → Swipe to capture.
Since the Galaxy S6, Samsung has developed the advanced options for the screen shots. You can, for example, capture and scroll the screen at the same time (no need to split an article into 5 photos !).
Screenshot or video Screencast .
All the Android post-Lollipop can capture screen shot.
Many free apps offer this service, you can simply go to the play store and search Screen Recorder.
We tested Mir Screen Recorder and Rec. Screen Recorder of SPECTRL, two free apps that work very well.
Riv Screen Recorder
Once the application is installed, just launch and press Record to start recording. At this moment, everything that appears on your screen is “filmed”. When you are satisfied with the recording, you just have to go back into the app and press Stop.
Rec. Screen Recorder
This application works under the same principle, but you must select the duration of the recording before the launch.
Android pre-Ice Cream Sandwich .
1 % of Android still work with the version 2.3 Gingerbread. If this is your case, you will need to download an app to take screenshots.
The quality of the latter varies considerably from one phone to another. You surely need to try several apps before finding the right one.
If you’re willing to pay for an app, try No Root Screenshot (3.5 €).
Please do not hesitate to check out our tutorial to learn how to update your Android !