How To Capture Screen On Your Mobile

There are loads of reasons that you’d want to capture the screen on your mobile. You might be having a technical issue you want help with, you might want to record a text message conversation for posterity, or you might just want to show a friend who it is you fancy on Tinder.

Now you could just snap the screen and send it off without any explanation, but imagine how cool it would be if you could also record your voice while you’re pointing and drawing over the top of the screen capture. Well imagine no longer, ladies and gentlemen, because now you can – with Blrt.

It’s super easy, and it’s free. So here’s your step by step guide on how to capture screen on your mobile and add your voice and drawings too.

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How to capture screen on mobile

Just in case you’re a newbie on your mobile device…

How to capture screen on iOS

You can capture the screen on your iOS device using the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on the top or side of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, then immediately press and release the Home button.

How to capture screen on a Samsung Mobile Device

This should work on the Galaxy S6 and older phones like the Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Zoom, Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Mega 6.3, Galaxy Tab 3 Pro, Galaxy S4 Mini, and Galaxy S3. Any Samsung phone that has a Home button should work.

Press the Power and Home buttons at the same time.

Hold for a second, until a shutter sound is heard or you see a visual indicating a picture was taken.

Like with the iPhone, you need to hold the Power button slightly before pressing the Home button, then hold them both down.

How to capture screen on another Android device

Taking a screenshot on any other Android phone or tablet (as in, not a Samsung device) is also pretty easy, but a little different.

Press the Power button and Volume down key at the same time.

Remember to hold them until you hear a click or a screenshot sound.

How to capture screen on a Blackberry

Are you for real? Go and buy a new phone, please.


After you capture screen on your device

After doing the relevant STEP ONE for your device, you will be able to find the screenshot in your Photos app. Now, you could just share it with someone at this point, but why stop there? This is where things can get a whole lot more interesting, with Blrt.

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How to capture screen (and add voice and drawings)

A. Go and download Blrt from the app store.


B. Fire up the app

You’re looking for the icon with the green ‘B’ inside the black square.

C. Tap ‘new Blrt’

It’s in the top right hand corner

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D. Tap ‘image’

You want to Blrt the screen capture you took, which got saved as an image, so select that – it’s at the top of the list.

How To Capture Screen On Mobile

E. Tap ‘photo gallery’

The image of your screen capture got saved in your photos app, so tap ‘photo gallery’.

How To Capture Screen On Mobile

F. Find your screen capture image

It’ll be in the folder that your device’s camera defaults to.

How To Capture Screen On Mobile

G. Select the image

When you’ve chosen the one (or ones) you want, tap on ‘done’.

How To Capture Screen On Mobile

H. Create your Blrt

When you’re happy that the right screen capture image or series of images has been selected, tap ‘create’.

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I. Start talking, pointing and drawing

Now you’re ready to hit the red ‘record’ button to talk, point and draw over your screen capture. Don’t forget to zoom and talk and point, to explain exactly what you’re thinking.

How To Capture Screen On Mobile

We really hope you have some fun making Blrts on screen captures, or on any image, for that matter. And if any of you have further questions about how to capture screen images (or on any other Blrt-related matter), please do let us know by dropping us a Blrt or an email at [email protected], or visiting and checking out all our help topics.

About Blrt

Blrt helps you get your point across quickly by allowing you to talk, point and draw over images, documents and websites. The resulting video-like recording is called a Blrt.

Your Blrts require much less bandwidth than video and can be shared with anyone on mobile or desktop. This makes Blrt ideal for both collaboration and the creation and sharing of dynamic content, as public Blrts can be embedded into any webpage.

Once recorded, Blrts are stored in the cloud and are exchanged with others in a conversation-like fashion. A record is kept of the exchange, and new parties and media can be added at any time.

Blrt shifts time and place, allowing users in a conversation to participate in their own time. In an era where activity-based working and distributed teams are commonplace, Blrt is revolutionising the way people interact to get things done.

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