How to Take Screenshots on Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone 8 has native support for taking screenshots — unlike the previous 7.5 version of the mobile OS. Here’s how easy it is to take them.

Windows Phone 8 has native support for taking screenshots, and it couldn’t be easier to do. Here’s how to take screenshots on the smartphone and where to find them in your afterwards.

In Windows Phone 7 and 7.5 the ability to take screenshots easily was a glaring omission. You are able to do it with an unlocked phone and a homebrew tool — Screen Capturer from the XDA Developer Forums.

All you have to do is to keep the power button pressed and then press the Windows symbol touch key on your phone.

take screenshot windows phone 8

Once that’s done, it’s easy to find the shots. Go to Photos in the menu.

WP 8 Photos

Then go to Albums.

WP Photos

And Screenshots.

WP 8 albums (2)

There they are!

WP Albums Screenshots



  1. Hammad

    November 26, 2012 at 1:05 am

    Hi Bodgan

    I was checking out reviews for Windows Phone 8 but as you are using WP8, is it worth buying ? For an iPhone user, is it worth the shift?

    • Bogdan Bele

      November 26, 2012 at 1:36 am

      It was the HTC 8X. I like it more than iOS, but to each his own.

    • Huston

      February 26, 2013 at 1:32 am

      I have always had the Iphone, I jail broke it and finally got bored with it.. I got the Htc windows 8x and I love it!! I wish it had a better battery though. I will never go back to Iphone.
      I like the wireless charging the live tiles and hopefully they get the NFC to where you can make payments with your phone!

      • Bogdan Bele

        February 28, 2013 at 12:14 pm

        Yes, it’s really a great phone.

  2. ndila

    July 31, 2013 at 2:35 am

    Thnk you ♥♥

    • Bogdan Bele

      July 31, 2013 at 3:24 am

      You’re most welcome!

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