Windows Phone How To: take a screenshot


In the last year Windows Phone has been seeing some good momentum and growth. Awesome new phones like the Lumia 920, and soon the Lumia 1020 have excited a lot of people. Official apps from big name places are also starting to appear on a regular basis. All of this has led to Windows Phone gaining some new users.

Many of the people reading this site probably know all the ins and outs of how to use a Windows Phone, but there are many out there that don’t. One of the simplest and most overlooked features of Windows Phone 8 is the ability to take a screenshot. Taking a screenshot is very easy once you know how to do it.

  1. Press and hold the Start button and Power button simultaneously until the screen flashes.
  2. Locate the screenshot in the Photos app in the “Screenshots” album.

It’s as easy as that! Now you can share photos of your Start screen, funny text conversations, stupid auto-correct mistakes, and many other things. Your imagination is the only limit. Are there any other things you would like covered in a “Windows Phone 101” series?

  • Vidhyalakshmi

    Ummmm…it doesnt seem to work. The power button prompts switch off

  • NightAngel79

    You try maybe hitting the start button a hair before the power button? I have seen some devices where you have to get it just right for it to work perfectly…

  • Asif Ahmad

    Hi im using samsung omnia w windows phone… Before some days i updated my phone with the new version 7.8 and its quiet good but now i need to now that will i get the update for the latest version windows 8 or not if yes than in how much time… Should i wait or bring a new windows phone 8… Some body answer me plz here or email me at