Easily Take Android Screenshots From Windows Computer

When I started using Android, back in the days of Eclair, power of taking a screenshot on the phone was only limited to root users. But now in Gingerbread and versions above that, a user can take screenshots even without rooting a device as long as the feature is integrated in the ROM by the manufacturer. Most of the time the option is embedded in the power menu.

Take Screenshot On Phone

However, in general most of the time when one takes a screenshot on Android it’s either to use in an article (like this one), or upload on web (social media and emails) to get doubts cleared. So if you are using the screenshot taken on the device on a computer, you might have to mount the internal SD card frequently which is clearly not convenient.

Today I will show you how you can directly take Android screenshot on your computer and save it in the high-resolution PNG format. Although the Android development tool provides a module called Dalvik Debugger Monitor Server (DDMS) using which a person can take screenshot of the device, installing the full Android SDK just to take a screenshot doesn’t make any sense.

We will use Wondershare MobileGo for the task. We have already seen how the app can help you with backup and restoration tasks on Android and today we will see how to take screenshots using it. Just make sure that ADB drivers are installed on your system and enable USB debugging on your device.

Take Screenshot

That’s all, when you connect the phone to your device and launch the MobileGo app on computer, the tool shows the phone’s current screen on its home screen after the phone is connected successfully. To save the current screen as an image file, click on the Refresh button and then click the Screenshot  button to save it.

Simple and easy. Do you know a better tool for Windows that can take screenshot of Android in a much simpler way? Tell us if you do.

Last updated on 07 February, 2022

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