Taking a screenshot on Android is a default property but people have Android Screenshot Not Working Problem. Here is how to fix it.
Android smartphone includes several default functions that can be done using the physical buttons. One of the best feature on Android mobile phone is the "Screenshot feature" through which you can grab screenshot of any error or showcase an achievement in a game like PUBG Mobile. The BLU G90 Pro, BLU G90, Bold N1 and all BLU, Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC Phones includes these functions.
Android Screenshot Not Working
The Android Screenshot might not work in few cases or scenarios. Although it can happen random times, its definitely frustrating.
Here are the few reasons why you can't take screenshot on Android phone -
Reason 1: Press the Correct Key Combination
Can't take screenshot on Android might be possible that you are not pressing the correct combination of keys for screenshot. By default on Android, it's the Power button + Volume Down button for screenshot simultaneously. Remember you need to press it together at once.
Reason 2: Google Chrome in Incognito Mode
If you can't take a screenshot while browsing on Google Chrome, then please check whether you aren't in Incognito mode because latest version of Android has disabled that feature.
Reason 3: Policy Set on Your Phone
If your device is issued by schools/colleges or company, they disable such functions for various reasons. You will see a popup saying -
"can't take screenshot due to security policy"
In this case you can talk to the IT Department for clarification and see what's possible. If they allow it will be great or else you can't do anything.
Reason 4: Due to App Policy
Some apps especially the financial and banking apps disables screenshot feature in their app for security reasons. You will clearly see a pop-up saying "Screenshot disable due to security reasons" or "Cannot capture screenshot. The page contains personal information".
How to Fix Android Screenshot Not Working
In case you are not able to grab screenshot, there are some basic trouble shooting workaround that you can do.
Solution 1: Check Device Storage
In some cases, you might encounter notifications like "Can't take screenshot due to limited storage space" or "Couldn't save screenshot. Storage maybe in use". The solution would be restart and check and if that doesn't fix the problem, then you need to empty storage space. This is a common problem in cheap Android Go phones.
Solution 2: Try Alternative Screenshot Method
There are a number of ways in which you can take screenshot, they are -
- Default Android method using physical buttons
- Using Google Assistant
- Palm Swipe method
Check and see what's possible on your phone.
As a last option, you can try to factory reset your phone.