Take screenshots

To take a screenshot of the Android Emulator, click the Take screenshot Take Screenshot icon button.

In the Take Screenshot dialog that appears, you can recapture, edit, or copy the captured image. Once you're satisfied with the image, click Save. The emulator creates a PNG file with the name Screenshot_yyyymmdd-hhmmss.png, using the year, month, day, hour, minute, and second of the capture. You can change the name, if you prefer, and choose where to save the file.

To take a Play-compatible screenshot of a Wear OS emulator, set the drop-down to Play Store Compatible.

Take screenshot dialog including Play Store Compatible drop-down.

You can also take screenshots from the command line with either of the following commands:

  • screenrecord screenshot [destination-directory]
  • adb emu screenrecord screenshot [destination-directory]