How to Take a Screenshot on Kindle Fire

How to Take a Screenshot on Kindle Fire

by | Jan 17, 2023 | Useful Tech

Seeing something you want to remember or share? Find out here how to take a screenshot on a Kindle Fire device, where to find the screenshots you have taken, and how to send them by email, Instagram, Facebook and more.

First, Hiding in Northern Japan’s Rains

More than people’s faces under small, round umbrellas, a flower excels at this: when rain falls on them, the sankayō flower’s petals lose their pearly white color and become entirely transparent.

Now, before the image, story, or text you are seeing on your Kindle Fire tablet disappears as well, better take a quick screenshot:

How to Take a Screenshot on Kindle Fire

Time needed: 1 minute.

To capture in a PNG file whatever you see on a Kindle Fire device’s screen:

  1. Press the Volume Down and Power buttons together.

  2. Keep the two buttons pressed for 1 second.

    Note: You can also take a screenshot when the device is locked.

How to Take a Screenshot on a Kindle Reader (Paperwhite, 10…)

To snap a screenshot on a Kindle device:

  1. Tap and hold in the screen’s top left corner.
  2. Double-tap in the lower right corner.
    Note: The screen will flash briefly as the screenshot is captured.

How to Share a Screenshot on Kindle Fire

To share a screenshot you have taken on your Fire device:

  1. Swipe down from the top for notifications.
  2. Find the screenshot in the list of notifications.
  3. Tap Share right underneath the screenshot image.
    Note: if you do not see the screenshot in notifications or do not see Share, you can always see the screenshots you have taken in the Docs app (and share from there).
  4. Pick an app with which to send or share the screenshot under Choose Application.
  5. Compose and send your share or message.

How to Find Screenshots on Kindle Fire

To find all screenshots taken on a Kindle Fire device:

  1. Go to the device’s Home screen.
  2. Open the Docs app.
    Find the app: You can search for docs, of course.
    Ask Alexa: You can also ask Alexa to “open the Docs app.”
  3. Go to the LOCAL STORAGE tab in the Docs app.
  4. If visible, tap the back arrow () in the top left corner until you are at the root folder.
  5. Open the Pictures folder.
  6. Now open the Screenshots folder.
  7. Find all screenshots taken.
    Context menu: Tap any screenshot’s context menu button () for easy access to deletion and sharing by email.
    Note: Tap any screenshot to open it in a picture editing app.

How to Take a Screenshot on Kindle Fire: FAQ

Can I access screenshots via USB?

Yes, on a computer connected to the Kindle Fire device using USB (directly 0r using Android File Transfer), you can access screenshots by going to the Internal Storage/­Pictures/­Screenshots folder.

(How to take a screenshot tested with Kindle Fire OS 5.6; updated January 2023)

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