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How To Fix Android Screenshot Not Working

In this tutorial, we will be explaining how to fix Android screenshot not working.

The Android screenshot function can sometimes be frustrating, especially when it stops working without reason, especially when you’re doing important work on a phone app. In this tutorial, we will be explaining how to fix Android screenshots not working.

When the Android screenshot function stops working on your phone or tablet, you are likely to see these kinds of error messages, such as:

  • “Can’t take screenshot due to security policy” or “Can’t take screenshot due to limited storage space.”
  • Image not capturing.

Reason For Screenshot Issues 

If you have a phone issued to you at work or school, it may have certain restrictions, such as not allowing screenshots.

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Another reason is Chrome Incognito Mode. Incognito chrome doesn’t allow screenshots, and it could also be due to a mechanical issue, such as a broken button or low storage availability.

Here Is How To Fix Android Screenshot Not Working

1. Uninstall A Recently Installed App

Android Screenshot Not Working

If you recently installed an app that might be a hindrance, maybe something work-related or designed to curb your phone from performing specific tasks, uninstall it and see if you can take screenshots.

Make sure to disable the Chrome Incognito Mode before trying to take a screenshot.

2. Attempt An Alternate Procedure For Capturing A Screenshot

The standard methods include pressing a combination of keys on the device.

  • Using the swipe function 
  • Using Google Assistant.

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How To Use Google Assistant (GA) To Capture A Screenshot

Android Screenshot Not Working

  • Show the image you want to capture on the screen. 
  • Then click OK, Google, and take a screenshot. 
  • GA will respond with OK, 
  • Touch to continue. 
  • A smaller version of the screen image and options for sending it will pop up. 
  • Choose the method you want to use for sending the image. 

3. Assess The Device’s Storage

Android Screenshot Not Working

To solve issues like, “Couldn’t save a screenshot. Storage may be in use,” or, “Can’t take screenshot due to limited storage space,” 

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Restart the device, 

You Can also try a disk cleanup app or move your files to either cloud storage or an SD card.

If the problem persists, try a factory reset on the phone.

I hope this article helps you fix any issue concerning screenshots you might be facing on your Android devices. If you have any questions or need additional help, comment below, and I will respond immediately.

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Stella Temidayo Taylor is a staff writer for Novabach, she is a content writer with years of experience and has written for many websites on a different niche such as Entertainment, Politics, Lifestyle, Health, Business, Technology and well experienced in journalism.
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