How To Take A Screenshot On A Kindle Fire HD Or HDX
I’ve previously posted about How To Take A Screenshot (i.e., a digital photo of your current screen image), but that post was limited to taking screenshots on your computer. Today, I’ll share how to do the same thing on your Kindle Fire HD or HDX.
Note that this technique does not work on a first-generation Fire, because that model doesn’t have a volume button.
First, the how. Then, the why.
How To Take A Screenshot on A Kindle Fire HD or HDX
Press the power button and the volume down button simultaneously, and hold for about a second. You should hear an audible camera shutter sound, unless you have your device’s sounds turned off.
Your screenshots can be found under the Photos > Device > Screenshots.
It’s very easy to email or post them online right from your Fire, from within your various social media and email apps, but you can also attach your Fire to your computer with a USB cable and transfer the screenshots to the computer, which is what I did with the screenshot near the bottom of this post.
Why Take A Fire Screenshot?
Screenshots have plenty of good uses. Here are just a few things you might want to take a picture of from your Fire HD / HDX screen:
1. …an error message you’re seeing in an app to share with tech support.
2. …a bill payment confirmation screen.
3. …something someone posted on Facebook or another social media site.
4. …an image from within a game you’re playing, to post online. Like this one, from my own Simpsons Tapped Out game, showing Superintendent Chalmers fishing with Grampa Simpson feeding the pigeons in the background:
Chances are, now that you know how to do this, you’ll find all kinds of fun and practical ways to use screenshots from your Kindle Fire HD or HDX.