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Step-by-Step Guide to take a App Screenshot with the Device Frame using Android Studio


This guide will help you to take a screenshot with the device frame using android studio.
If we capture screenshot using the default android emulator "Capture Screenshot" option, then screenshot will not have the device frame.


android app screenshot



Android Emulator - Screen Capture
Android Emulator - Screen Capture
By using android studio we can capture screenshot with different devices frame.



How to take a App Screenshot with the Device Frame using Android Studio

step 1 : Load your project in android studio and run the app

  • Open Android Studio
  • Load your android app project in android studio. 
  • Build and Run your app using android emulator or a connected physical device. 
  • If you are using a physical device make sure that you have enabled USB DEBUGGING option.
Android Studio - Load Project
Android Studio - Load Project

step 2 : Open Logcat in Android Studio

  • Check out bottom left corner in android studio to find Logcat option and click to open Logcat
  • If it is not visible then select "View Menu" and search for  "Tool Windows" tab, it should contain "Logcat" option. Click on it to open Logcat
Android Studio - Logcat
Android Studio - Logcat

step 3 : Find Screen Capture option in android studio

  • Make sure you selected the device on which you are running your app
  • Hover your mouse on the settings icon
  • On Hover, it will populate additional options
  • Select the "Camera" icon to capture your screen
Android Studio Camera icon
Android Studio Camera icon


step 4 : Take a screenshot 

  • Click the camera icon to take screenshot
  • Pop-up window as shown below will appear with your app screenshot 
Screen Capture
Screen Capture

step 5 : Add Device frame to your screenshot

  • Click on the Frame Screenshot check to add a device frame to your screenshot
  • You can select from a range of device frames as shown in the below screenshot
Device Frame
Device Frame

step 6 : We use Pixel Silver Device Frame for our projects

Pixel Silver Device Frame
Silver Device Frame

step 7 : Generic Tablet Device frame is also available if your app support different devices

Generic Tablet Device Frame
Generic Tablet Device Frame

step 8 : Add a drop shadow to your screenshot

Drop Shadow
Drop Shadow

step 9 : Try different option available in Screenshot Editor

  • Recapture - if you are unhappy with your screenshot then Take new screenshot
  • Rotate Left or Rotate Right - This option rotate your image clockwise or anti-clockwise
  • Screen Glare - This option adds a glare effect to your device display
Screenshot Editor
Screenshot Editor
Bonus Tip : If you are using a physical android device for testing, you can capture a screenshot by pressing and holding Power Button + Volume Down Key Simultaneously.

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