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Take a Screenshot

On many Android devices, you can capture a screenshot with a key-combination: Simultaneously press-and-hold Power and Volume-down. You can also capture a screenshot with Android Studio as follows:

  1. Open your app on a connected device or emulator. If using a connected device, be sure you have enabled USB debugging.
  2. In Android Studio, select View > Tool Windows > Android Monitor to open the Android Monitor.
  3. Select the device from the drop-down at the top of the window.
  4. Click Screen Capture on the left side of the window.

    The screenshot appears in a Screenshot Editor window.

    Tip: On Android 7.0 and higher, open Settings, select Developer options > Demo mode, and enable Show demo mode. This resets the status bar to temporarily remove notifications and sets the signal and battery levels full. See more about on-device developer options.

  5. Optionally change the image:
    • Recapture: Take a new screenshot.
    • Rotate: Rotate the image 90 degrees clockwise.
    • Frame Screenshot: Choose a device to wrap your screenshot with real device artwork. Select Drop Shadow, Screen Glare, or both to add these effects to your image.

      Note: If you select a device for the screenshot frame that differs from the actual device you captured, the editor stretches your image to match the dimensions of the device frame. You instead might want to use the online Device Art Generator, which offers device frames for other popular devices.

  6. Click Save, specify the location and filename, and then click OK.
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