21 comments
Tom
Tom

This has been built in as long as I can remember all you have to do on older versions of android is hit home and power at the same time you might have to hit power slightly before you hit home or vice versa but it was definitely in 2.x versions of android as I used it often. What I now hate is how they keep changing how it's done. The epic 4g touch you had to slide the edge of your hand from left to right on the screen to do it. Pick a method and keep it. I should not have to keep looking it up every time android goes up one point version.

kevin
kevin

Thanks alot.. I have this SG nexus for a month, and i don't know how to Print screen,.. thank you for the info! :D

abseer
abseer

same goes to my upgraded xperia u 2.3 to 4.0... thanx

Kirk
Kirk

Thanks for the info. I have been trying to figure out how to do this on my nexus, other than accidentally.

Bonacordif
Bonacordif

For tablets, try press and hold the "key" that show what are the apps that are running!

Galaxy Nexus_Canada
Galaxy Nexus_Canada

Awesome feature.. works great with my galaxy nexus. i have been using galaxy nexus for quite a while but never did i know it had this feature built in. Thank you for the well detailed article! Now i fully enjoy my phone. Keep up the good work

brazil
brazil

it´s not working on galaxy note n7000

Austine
Austine

Works well on the Samsung galaxy tab 8.9 running ova 4.0.4 (custom ROM)

avgalon
avgalon

This does not work for the nexus but in sgs2 you can press on home and than on power

Jesper
Jesper

On Samsung Galaxy S2 with Ice Cream Sandwich it works just fine with Power+Volume Down for 2 seconds. Holding down power button for 2 seconds will bring up the power menu, but there is no "print screen" option on SGS2. Thank you very much... VERY helpful!

xeo
xeo

 It is more simple: When you press-&-hold  the on/off for short time, a menu appears on the screen, & the last option on that menu is "print screen". Bingo.

Tiffany C
Tiffany C

Thanks so much..i have been trying to figure this out since i got my nexus...

Tania
Tania

Thanks :) helped alot.. xD

David M.
David M.

Thank you! Answered my question in about 10 seconds. No wonder this is a top hit on Google. Nice job! 

Nicole_gamble
Nicole_gamble

Clear, informative, simple. Could I send you some e-hugs?

VenomXII
VenomXII

this does too work for the Nexus. i just tried it. works fine.