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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

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— 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 ….

  22. Thanks so much, so simple, it worked on my Kindle Fire HD 10,,,

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