How To: Take A Screenshot With The Kindle Fire HD


It’s widely known that you can easily take a screenshot on an Apple device such as an iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad by pressing the home button and power button. However, since I just got my Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ tablet the other day, I’ve been looking for a way to take screenshots with the device but unfortunately didn’t have much luck, until now.

I stumbled across how to take a screenshot on a Kindle Fire HD after fiddling around with the volume and power buttons on the tablet when suddenly the screen flashed and the tablet made a photo taking noise. So now, I’m going to share this tip with you. You can easily take a screenshot on the Kindle Fire HD without any additional software, all you need to do is the following:

Press and hold the volume down button and the power button at the same time, wait a second, and the screen will flash to let you know you’ve successfully taken the screenshot. It can be a little tricky to get both buttons held down at the same time, so if you see the volume slider pop up on the devices display, just wait a second for it to disappear and try holding down both buttons again.

All of the screenshots will be stored in the Photos app in a folder called Screenshots. Once you open them, you can easily email them to yourself or others.

If you have any questions or additional tips, feel free to leave a comment! I’ve included one screenshot below that I just took while testing this out.

Kindle fire hd screenshot

— Jeff Weisbein

Jeff is the founder & CEO of BestTechie. He has over 10 years of experience working with technology and building businesses. He loves to travel and listen to music.

  • gdfhgchu

    what about the 7″kindle? it doesn’t work

    • melinda here

      it does I have a 7” kindle and it worked

  • happy camper

    awesome thanks!!!

  • Bob

    Umm I have a kindle HD like you but I don’t have a down button it just slides

  • Kaylie

    Thank you SO much!!!

  • @non

    Woo it works – thanks so much for this very easy tip!!

  • Hannah

    It won’t work!!!

  • lauren

    Mine turns off

  • your mom

    Omg thanks it works I have been taking screenshots all night :-)

  • Inna

    Thank you! I’ve been trying to find a way to do this since i got my kindle!!

  • niesha

    Thank u so much lol

  • Brittney

    I’m having trouble with it!

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  • kat

    Awesome :) worked first time

    • http://www.besttechie.com/ Jeff Weisbein

      Glad it worked for you!

  • summer

    Awesome! Worked for me, 7inch kindle fire hd , I have been trying to figure that out for a year now lol

  • Cristina

    Did not work for me

  • Melanie

    Wow! Thank you so much!! I just tried it and it worked!! :D

  • Brenda Childers

    I have 7″kindle fire hd and it worked Thank You

  • Anna

    does your kindle have to have a built in ccamera?

  • kamiyah

    Mine turned of

  • kamiyah

    Mine turned off