To take screenshots on Android device without root is biggest discussion among all Android users. If you search over Google then you will find that most of the tutorials are for rooted devices and rest require that you take to take screenshots on desktop using Android SDK. Today I found an easiest way to take screenshots directly on Android device without rooting your device.
Recently I purchased a new Android powered phone (Samsung Galaxy Ace) and I was looking for a way to take screenshots directly on my phone. Unluckily I didn’t find any tutorial on internet. Today I was ending some services to save battery and accidentally I saw a service named as ScreenCaptureService in Running Services (Settings -> Application -> Running Services). I immediately got the intuition that this is something related to screenshots.
I did a search on Google and landed over to XDA developers forums. There I found that we can actually take screenshots with ScreenCaptureService. For your information I am using Android 2.2.1 version.
How to take Screenshots on Android without root
To take screenshots on your Android device, simultaneously press the Back and Home key. Then a message will appear that screencapter is saved as image. Screenshots are saved in ScreenCapture folder in your SD card.
For your reference I have taken the following screenshot by using this method:
I hope you like this post. Do share your views if this method works for you. If you know any other method to take screenshots on Android without root, please share it with us.