Take the 2-minute tour ×
Windows Phone Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for enthusiasts and power users of Windows Phone OS. It's 100% free, no registration required.

On iOS devices you can take a screenshot by pressing the home & sleep buttons at the same time. Is there a similar way to take a screenshot with Windows Phone?

share|improve this question
3  
You can cast a vote here. That's the official place to make requests. –  Louis Apr 25 '12 at 9:51
    
Yes, this functionality will appear in WP8. –  peSHIr Aug 9 '12 at 8:10
add comment

3 Answers

up vote 30 down vote accepted

Hold the power button and then press the Windows key to take a screenshot on a Windows Phone 8 device.

For windows phone 8.1, press and hold power + volume up.

The screenshot will then be stored into a "Screenshots" album in the photos.

share|improve this answer
    
Ref: youtube.com/watch?v=Pxi5uYX-5-E –  db42 Jan 7 '13 at 7:56
add comment

There are a few ways to take screenshots:

  1. If you're just a developer and just want to take screenshots for marketing your app, you can use the emulator's screenshot tool.
  2. If you have a developer-unlocked phone ($99 a year from Microsoft, or via unofficial tools) you can use third-party apps like the one described here.
share|improve this answer
1  
Nothing for normal users? –  Matthew Read Apr 25 '12 at 3:25
3  
Unfortunately, no. –  Juliana Peña Apr 25 '12 at 3:45
    
Developer accounts are now $19 a year, I think. –  peSHIr Oct 21 '13 at 10:41
add comment

In Windows Phone 8 you are able to save a screenshot by holding both the power button (often side of phone) and the Windows button (middle button under the screen) for some time. Such screenshots are saved in the Screenshot album of the Picture Hub.

For normal users (no developers) in Windows Phone 7.5 and earlier there is no way to make a screenshot of your phone except using another camera(phone) to do it. I think this is still the case in the Windows Phone 7.8 update that brings the smaller home screen tiles from Windows Phone 8.

share|improve this answer
1  
For wp8 isn't POWER BUTTON and Home key? –  Andrei Rinea Mar 26 '13 at 12:01
add comment

protected by row1 May 26 '13 at 2:26

Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality answers, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site.

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.