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.
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
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.
- 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.
- Release the buttons.
- Using a USB cable, connect the tablet to your computer.
- On Windows: Navigate to
Internal Storage > Pictures > Screenshotson 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.pngas shown below: