How to Take a Photo of a Phone Screen
Often, a cell phone screen displays an impressive accomplishment or important information. Unfortunately, most cameras fail to accurately capture a glare-free image of a cell phone screen. If you wish to perfectly capture your cell phone's display, take a screen shot of the cell phone. Major cell phone operating systems Android, Blackberry and iOS allow screen shots. While iOS includes a screen shot function, Android and Blackberry require the download of additional software.
Visit the Android website and download the drivers for your cell phone. Install the drivers.
Download and install the SDK from the official website.
Visit the official Java Developer's Kit website and click on the "Download" link. Double-click on the file to launch the download.
Turn on your Android phone and tap the "Settings" icon. Tap the "Development" option and check the box next to "USB" debugging.
Connect your Android phone to your computer using a USB cable.
Open the Android SDK and double-click on the "Tools" folder. Locate the file "ddms.bat" and double-click on it.
Click on the "Device" menu and scroll to "Screen Capture." In the pop-up window, enter a file name and click on the "Save" button. The application takes a photo of your Android phone's screen.
Tap the "Power" button and run your finger over the iPhone slider to unlock the phone.
Press and hold the "Power" button and tap the "Sleep/Wake" button. When the screen flashes white, release the buttons.
Tap the "Photos" icon, then the "Camera Roll" icon to see your photo.
Download the Blackberry Desktop Manager from the official Blackberry website. When the download completes, double-click on the "Blackberry Desktop Manger" icon to install the program.
Click on the "Start" menu, scroll to "All Programs" and click on "Blackberry Desktop Manager" to launch the program.
Download the screenshot program Blackberry Screen Shooter or Blackberry ScreenStream from their official websites.
Double-click on the downloaded file to install it.
Download the file "Javaloader.exe." Locate the file within the "Downloads" folder. Right-click on it and scroll to "Copy." Double-click on the "My Computer" window, then on "Blackberry Screen Shooter" or "Blackberry ScreenStream." Right-click inside the folder and scroll to "Paste."
Launch Blackberry Screen Shooter or Blackberry ScreenSteam by double-clicking on the program. Connect your Blackberry to the computer using its USB cable and press the "Take a Screenshot" button.