You can use two different methods to take a screenshot on a Fire tablet without using any apps.
This Fire tablet how-to guide explains the two methods to easily take screenshots on a Fire tablet: the power button + Volume down key method on all Fire tablets and using the power-off menu in Fire OS 7 and Fire OS 8. The guide also shows you how to edit and share screenshots on Fire tablets.
The results are identical. The two methods will take the same screenshots.
This guide covers all generations of Fire 7, Fire HD 8, Fire HD 10, Fire Max 11, Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HDX 7, and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.
Why do you need to take screenshots on a Fire tablet?
Occasionally, you may need to share what's shown on the screen with others or keep a record for yourself.
Sometimes, you may want to show the game progress or show others how to use some apps (or ask for help).
Or you find some interesting illustrations/info in a magazine or a book and want to check them later.
In all these cases, you may need to take screenshots on a Fire tablet. Taking photos for a screen with another device is always a challenge. Screenshots make it easy.
There are at least two methods to take a screenshot on a Fire tablet without using any apps. We now go through them one by one.
Method 1: Use the Power button + Volume down button to take a screenshot on a Fire tablet
Like on any Android phone or tablet, you can simultaneously press and hold the power button and the Volume down button to take a screenshot on a Fire tablet, as shown in the picture below.… Read the rest