How to Fix “Can’t Save Screenshot” Error on Android Phone
Occasionally you may want to capture a screenshot using your Android smartphone. While often successful, sometimes you’ll have no luck. Instead you will see a message like “Can’t take screenshot due to limited storage space.”
The catch is sometimes users see this message but find out they have enough storage space. They can tell this is the case by opening Settings on their device, going to Storage or Application Manager and checking for available storage.
Almost any device captures the screen as a jpeg picture. How they do so may differ, though most offer this option in its power menu. On others you may hold down the power key and volume rocker key at the same time.
How to Fix “Can’t Save Screenshot” Error on Android Phone:
Now the part you want to read. What to do about it.
Always start with rebooting your phone. Press the power button for three or four seconds until you see a reboot option appear. Tap on it for your phone to restart.
Still seeing the error? Let’s continue.
You want to open your Android device’s file manager app. Once you open it, scroll down to find a folder named “Pictures.” Rename the folder to “Pictures2”. You rename it by holding your finger down on the pictures folder until a popup appears asking you to rename the folder.
Once you’ve done that, try taking the screenshot again. You may have to restart your phone.
Once it works again, you may want to start your phone in recovery mode and delete the Pictures2 folder from the file manager app.
Another option is to download and use an app named Screenshot Ultimate APK. This app, promoted as the “most complete screenshot app,” lets you take a snapshot easily on your device. It states you do not have to root your phone to use it. However, you may need to connect your Android device to a computer and run an app on your computer in order for it to work on your phone.
The app is free and provides more than 10 different ways to capture a screenshot.
There are other suggested steps including wiping the cache of your Android phone.
- Step 1: Download Terminal Emulator from the Google Play Store.
- Step 2: Open the app and type command “SU”
- Step 3: Grant Supersu permission to the app and type “reboot recovery”
- Step 4: Your phone will reboot in recovery ode so that you can wipe the cache. Afterwards reboot your phone in to recover, select Wipe in the menu and click on “wipe dalvik cache. Reboot your device when done.
You may also want to reset your phone to factory standards by doing a factory reset. That returns your Android phone to how it was when you bought and first used it. Just remember this wipes all of your personal data, so make sure you have your date backed up.
- Step 1: Open Settings
- Step 2: Tap on Backup & Restore.
- Step 3: Tap on Factory Data Reset.
Hopefully one of these solutions can help address your issue with not being able to take a screenshot.
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