How To Take Screenshots Of Your Mobile Phone

Written by Pavan Kumar on November 12, 2008



mobile phone screenshotYou might have probably seen different blogs / websites using the screenshots of mobile phones. You might be wondered how they take those snaps of mobile screen when there is no option for that in the mobile phone.

The solution is possible with few third party softwares which are listed below:

1. Symbian Mobiles:

For Mobile phones running with Symbian OS, you can download the screenshot tool here. You should take care that you are downloading the right version as there are two different versions of software available based on the platform of your mobile like S60 or UIQ.

The supported models for S60 are: Nokia 3250, N71, N73, N75, N76, N80, N81, N82, N91, N92, N93, N95, E50, E51, E60, E61, E61i, E62, E65, E70, E90.

And the ones for UIQ are: Sony Ericsson P900, P908, P910, P910i, Motorola A920, A925.

You may also use other programs like FExplorer or ALON Screen Capture [] [shareware, 14 day trial available] for S60 mobiles.

2. Java Mobiles:

sony ericsson screenshotThe above tool does not support most of the devices which do not run on Symbian OS. So, the solution is here. This is a mobile screenshot tool to help mobile users running with java based mobiles. Most of the Sony Ericsson and other java handsets are supported here. Thanks Nirmal.

3. Windows Mobile:

windows mobile screenshotAgain for this, you have a free, fast and easy tool from Ilium Software which may be used to capture photos of your windows mobile screen. You may download, know more features and learn to use in their official website. Supported windows mobile devices for this are: Windows Mobile 6 Professional – Classic and Standard, Windows Mobile 5.0, Windows Mobile 2003SE: Windows CE 4.21, Windows Mobile 2003 (touchscreen devices only): Windows CE 4.20

You may also use Capsure for the same purpose. This has got many features like capturing an active application, capturing in timed intervals, adding caption. Supports bmp, jpg, png and gif formats.

Apple iPhone screenshot4. iPhone:

Yeah, you all must look for this. The most buzzed phone of these days. You can learn about it here.

blackberry screenshot5. Blackberry:

You can use BBScreenShooter for this purpose. You may refer to this tutorial for more information.


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Pavan, doing great, thanks Bro for the nice info,

Nice post man. Trying out FExplorer

@Madhur Kapoor

I don’t have option to test out all them, the only tool I tested was that for java mobiles… Mine is Sony Ericsson W810i….

dude, do u knw of a software where i can record a video screenshot of my nokia n95.

something like hypercan for windows

I am Computer engineer by profession.I too have love for all these technical things related, to websites and networking, so i wanted to make my own blog, for this i have applied to .
Can u tell me in how many days my blog will get created.can i contact u for any other help in this field.Waiting for ur reply.




The usual time for approval is around 1 week. It depends on the number of applications in queue. You can contact me any time for help. Use my contact form.

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Thanks it’ll help me make a new post to complete my review 😀

I’ve got a Nokia 5310 expressmusic phone which I think runs on Java. I downloaded the mobile screenshot tool but I don’t how to work it. When I run the program from my computer it automatically connects to my phone via bluetooth but then immediately disconnects. Also in the program theres the option of selecting different ports and then another dropdown list where you can select from different numbers but I don’t know what they represent (display resolution?). I also tried downloading the program onto my phone but it says “file format not supported”
How do you work this program?

Thanks for your help,

hi pavan
i wanted to buy a soni ericisson Vivaz in bahrain.i check with authorised dealer about this mobile.they said its all coming from china.could u suggest me i go for it or not?

@ Pritam,

I don’t find any reason why not to go for it. Mostly all hardware components are manufactured in China, Korea, Taiwan etc due to cheap human resource available there – it does not mean that the quality is not good. You may please go for it if you are interested.

i’he nokia 6085 i want use as a wabcam how can i use it pls help me

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