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Screenshot Kindle – Take Screenshot on Any Kindle Device

There are many reasons that may lead you to capture a screenshot on your Kindle device. Maybe you want to share your high score in Planets Vs. Zombies in social media sites, or you may want to share quotes from Fifty Shades of Gray with your girlfriend. Well, it does not matter whatever your purpose of capturing screenshot, today I will show you the method of capturing screenshot on your kindle device.

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How to take Screenshot Kindle

Kindle has many different versions. Some use the updated ones, some use the old. Well, when there is a  will, there is a way. So, it does not matter, which version of Kindle you are using, in the section below you will learn how to take a screenshot on Kindle.

How to Take a Screenshot on an Older Kindle Fire

If you are using an older version of Kindle, that was launched before 2012, then you have to take few steps to capture screenshot on Kindle. Just follow the below steps for capturing screenshot on an Older version of Kindle.

Step 1: Download and install Android SDK on your computer.

Step 2: Install the Kindle Fire USB driver. If you have not installed that, you can follow Amazon’s instruction for this.

Step 3: Connect your computer with Kindle Fire through USB.

Step 4: Follow the below path and go to your Android tools directory.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk-windows\tools

In the “tools” folder, you will find another file, named “ddms”.

Step 5: Double click on “ddms”, and a window will pop up.

Step 6: In the pop-up window search for Dalvik Debug Monitor.

Step 7: Here you will find your device by name.

Step 8: Now you can choose your device and capture your screen from the top menu in Dalvik.

Step 9: A window will pop up automatically, that will show your Kindle Fire screen.

Step 10: Press the Save button to capture a screenshot.

Step 11: For capturing a new screenshot you have to update your device by pressing Refresh.

Step 12: You can select the folder manually, where you want to save the screenshot.


How to Take a Screenshot on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9, Kindle Fire HD 7 or Kindle Fire 2

If you have bought your Kindle after 2012, then you might be using any of the above updated version of Kindle. In this case, it is really easy to capture screenshot on Kindle. Press and hold the power button and the volume down button at the same time together.

You will find both the switches on the top of your Kindle device. During the process, you will hear a voice indicating that you have successfully captured a screenshot.


So these are the methods of capturing screenshot on Kindle. Apply the one that suits with your Kindle device’s version. If you are using an older version, then capturing screenshot can take around an hour. But it is really easy to capture screenshot on the updated version o Kindle. You can also capture a screenshot on your Windows device by using software, here is how.

About the author


Abir Kumar Das is a technical report writer. Abir covers Mobile and PC technology. After completing his Education on Electronics and Tele Communication Engineering he worked for Finolex Cables Ltd. and Ennovation Consulting.

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