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Taking Screenshots on Fire Devices

Introduction

When you submit your app to the Amazon Appstore, you must include at least three screenshots of your app. This guide describes the process of taking screenshots on Fire devices.

Depending on the model, there are different methods to take screenshots on Kindle Fire tablets. For any Kindle Fire tablet, you can take a screenshot from your development computer using Eclipse. On Kindle Fire tablets that have physical volume control buttons, you can also use the hardware buttons on the tablet to take a screenshot.

Fire TV

To take screen shots on an Amazon Fire TV device, connect to the device with adb and use these commands. Substitute the name of your screen shot for filename.png and the directory on your development computer where you want to put the screen shot for /tmp:

adb shell screencap -p /sdcard/filename.png
adb pull /sdcard/filename.png /tmp
adb shell rm /sdcard/filename.png

Fire Tablets and Fire Phone

To take screenshots on Fire Phone and Fire tablets (3rd and 4th Gen), you can use the physical buttons on the device.

Before taking a screenshot, locate the Volume Down button and the Power button.

  1. With the device powered on, press and hold down the Volume Down button and Power button together for one second. The screen will flash briefly and a smaller image of the screen will appear in the center of the screen to indicate a successful screenshot. If the volume is turned up, you'll hear a shutter sound just before the screen flashes.
  2. Release the buttons.
  3. Using a USB cable, connect the tablet to your computer.
  4. On Windows: Navigate to Internal Storage > Pictures > Screenshots on the device. The screenshots are saved with filenames that include the year, month, day, hour, minute, and second in the format: Screenshot_yyyy-mm-dd-hh-mm-ss.png. On Mac OS X: Install a free app, Android File Transfer(AFT), to complete a USB transfer. Visit android.com/filetransfer and follow the onscreen instructions. After installation, the AFT application starts automatically when you plug in your Fire device. In the AFT window, navigate to Pictures > Screenshots. The screenshots are saved with filenames that include the year, month, day, hour, minute, and second in the format: Screenshot_yyyy-mm-dd-hh-mm-ss.png as shown below:
  5. Android File Transfer window