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.

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

  2. happy camper says:

    awesome thanks!!!

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

  4. Thank you SO much!!!

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

  6. It won’t work!!!

  7. Mine turns off

  8. your mom says:

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

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

  10. Thank u so much lol

  11. I’m having trouble with it!


  13. Awesome :) worked first time

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

  15. Did not work for me

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

  17. Brenda Childers says:

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

  18. does your kindle have to have a built in ccamera?

  19. Mine turned of

  20. Mine turned off

  21. Thank you all for your information and comments Regards ….

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