Sometimes you’ll want to take a screenshot of your Android phone or tablet. It could be to debug something going on, or it could just be a really funny chat you’ve had via messenger. Regardless, you want to be able to take your screenshot and be able to share it with someone.

The problem with taking a screenshot on an Android device is that how you do it is dependent on what version of operating system you have. Later operating systems are easy to do screenshots for. Older operating systems may have to have to be tweaked a bit.

1. What Version of the Android Operating System Do You Have?

First, you’ll need to determine what version of the Android operating system your phone or tablet uses. You can do this easily by doing the following:

  1. Turn on your Android phone and enter the main screen.
  2. Find the Settings button and tap on it.
  3. You will need to scroll down to the About Phone and select it.
  4. Look for the Android version header (you may have to scroll to see it). The number under the Android version is the version of your Android operating system.

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