How to Take Screenshot With Windows Phone 8

August 20, 2023
David Sunnyside

If you have ever wondered how to take screenshot windows phone, you're in luck – the latest version of Microsoft's mobile operating system lets you easily capture your smartphone's screen. This article will show you how to do it quickly and easily, with no third-party apps necessary.

Windows phone 8 introduced a long-overdue feature that many other smartphones have had for years – the ability to take screenshots. This easy-to-use capability allows you to capture the contents of your phone's screen and save them as an image file on your device. It's even possible to transfer them to your computer so that you can edit or view them later.

To take a screenshot, first navigate to the app or screen that you want to capture. Press and hold the Start button (which actually consists of two buttons, although it looks like one) and the Power button at the same time. The phone will instantly capture the screen and alert you with a camera shutter sound and a text message saying "Saving to Screenshots". You can find these images in the Screenshots album in your Photos Hub.

You can also view these pictures on your PC by connecting the phone to a USB cable that came with it (or you can use a separate one purchased in a store). To do so, connect the cable to the male end of the USB port on your computer, then to the female port of your phone. This will automatically mirror the contents of your phone's screen to your PC. The resulting image files are PNGs, and you can open them with a program that supports inserting pictures such as Paint or Word.

David Sunnyside
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