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How do I take a screenshot on my computer, smartphone or tablet?

You would like to take a screenshot of an error message or of your settings? In this help article you will learn how to take a screenshot on your device.

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Select your operating system:

How to take a screenshot on a Windows computer

  1. Open the Windows start menu.
  2. Launch the program Snipping Tool found in Windows accessories.

Your cursor will transform into a cross. If this doesn’t happen, click on New in the Snipping Tool program.

  1. Drag the cross by clicking and holding the mouse over the area where you would like to take a screenshot.
  2. Release the mouse button.

You will now see your screenshot in a new window. You can save the screenshot on your computer from there.

How to take a screenshot in macOS

  1. Press the cmd and shift (for capital letters) buttons on your keyboard at the same time and the number 4.

Your cursor will transform into a crosshair.

  1. Drag the crosshair by clicking and holding the mouse over the area where you would like to take a screenshot.
  2. Release the mouse button.

A screenshot of the selected area will be saved on your desktop.

How to take a screenshot in Linux (Ubuntu)

  1. Open the Screenshot program.
  2. Select Select area to grab.
  3. Click on Take Screenshot.

Your cursor will transform into a crosshair.

  1. Drag the crosshair by clicking and holding the mouse over the area where you would like to take a screenshot.
  2. Release the mouse button.
  3. Select where you want ot save the screenshot.
  4. Click on Save.

You will find the screenshot in the selected folder.

How to take a screenshot on an Android device

  1. Press and hold the on/off button and the volume down button at the same time.
  2. Wait a few seconds until the screen flashes.

You will find your screenshot in your photos app in the album Screenshots.

How to take a screenshot on an iPhone, iPad oder iPod

  1. Press the Home button and the on/off button at the same time.

The screen will flash briefly. You will find your screenshot in the Photos app.

Your iPhone doesn’t have a home button?

For an iPhone or iPad without a home button, follow these steps:

  1. Briefly press and hold the side button on the right side of the device and the volume up button.
  2. You will see a preview of the screenshot in the bottom left corner of the display. Tap on the screenshot.
  3. Tap on Done.

You will find the screenshot in the Photos app.

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