Android Auto – How to Take Screenshots

Android devices, especially smartphones, has had a native feature for ages now wherein you can easily take screenshots of the unit’s screen, but for Android Auto, that might be a different story. Even Android Wear devices lets you take screenshots easily because the feature can easily be located. However, for the Android app for vehicles, the feature is tucked away in a well-hidden area. Read on to know how to take screenshots using the Android software for automobiles.

Android Auto - How to Take Screenshots

Taking Screenshots With the Use of Android Auto

Step 1 – The first thing to do is to enable Developer Settings within the Android Auto app. To do this, tap on the “Android Auto” text that is found at the top of the screen for 10-times. Doing so will enable the Developer Settings for the app. To jump right into the Developer Settings, tap the three-button overflow menu found at the top-right corner of your screen and then select the appropriate menu item.

Step 2 – Looking inside the Developer Settings menu in Android Auto, you will find some rather interesting entries within. However, those other control functions might be for another time as what you would want is to take a screenshot from the device with the app. Hence, tap on the “Share screenshot now,” but before anything else, you have to make sure that your phone is connected to an Android Auto head unit before this feature will work. Otherwise, well, obviously it won’t.

Step 3 – After you have taken the screenshot, the share dialog will immediately pop up. Don’t worry, you’re not forced to share it immediately. But if you’re wondering where the image of the screenshot went after you dismiss the dialog box, it can be found within your device’s Pictures folder within its root directory. Therefore, should you wish it, you can just share the screenshot later on. Don’t want to share it right now and it’s taking up space on your phone? Then you can just tuck it away in your personal cloud storage.

Step 4 – If you’re wondering if there are any other steps to take a screenshot on Android Auto, there aren’t. It might take you a few more steps as compared to taking a screenshot on your Android smartphone, but the process can be done. Many Android phones would just require you to hold down the volume down button and the power button simultaneously to immediately take a screenshot. For the Android Auto app, well, it is a different story.


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