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How to Take a Screenshot on Any Phone or Laptop

Sometimes you have to capture that crazy text you received, grab proof of your amazing high score in a game , or send the IT department a picture of what’s going wrong on your device. Knowing how to take a screenshot can save you a lot of explaining. Every operating system has a built-in method of capturing the screen. Some even allow you to capture specific portions or grab a scrolling screenshot. We'll explain how.

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How to Take a Screenshot on an iPhone or iPad

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To capture a screenshot on your iPhone or iPad , press the Sleep/Wake and Volume Up buttons simultaneously. On older devices with a Home button, press the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons simultaneously.

When it works, you will hear a capture sound and see a screenshot preview at the bottom left of the screen, where you can tap on it to edit or share.

Screenshots only capture the visible portion of the screen, but you can capture a whole document or webpage by tapping on the screenshot preview and selecting Full Page at the top right.How to Take a Screenshot on an Android Phone or Tablet

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To capture a screenshot on an Android phone or tablet , press the Power and Volume Down buttons simultaneously.

When it works, you will hear a capture sound and see a screenshot preview at the bottom left of the screen, where you can tap on it to edit or share.