An image of the display of a device.

An image of the display of a device.

Native Screenshots ( >= Android 4.0)

Screenshots were not native in Android until version 4.0.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). In this version, users can hold down the Power button and select Screenshot to capture an image of their display.

Before Ice Cream Sandwich

Many people went to many lengths to capture screenshots on devices before 4.0. Cyanogenmod 7 gave this option in the same manner Android 4.0 does, but like many screenshot options, requires a rooted device. There do exist some apps that claim to be able to take them without root access, but most only work on certain devices.

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