In this guide, you’ll learn the easy steps to take a screenshot using on your Windows 10 phone or Windows Phone 8.1 for those moments when you want to capture an SMS conversation that you want to keep or an error message you want to research.

How to take screenshots with a Windows phone

If you perform the task correctly, you should see the Saving to Screenshots message in the top-left corner of the screen. All captures by default will save with a PNG file format on File Explorer > Pictures > Screenshots for Windows 10 Mobile and Windows Phone 8.1.

As a note, remember that previous versions of the mobile version of Windows, including Windows Phone 7.8, do not feature screenshot capability. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.