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How to Take Screenshot in Restricted App on Android (Without Root)

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Android is considered a wide-open world compared to iOS, but there are still some things you can’t just do on Android. One of them is capturing screenshots on an app that prohibits you from doing that. To protect DRM content and private information in several apps, Android restricts the screenshot capture functionality. It can be very frustrating when you want to capture a screenshot, but the app doesn’t let you do it.

Earlier it was easy to bypass the restriction by using Google Assistant or a screen recorder. But now Google has patched all those solutions, and you can no longer take screenshots of these protected apps. But don’t worry. We have created this guide to help you take screenshots on restricted Android apps.

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This method will enable you to take screenshots on restricted apps without rooting your phone. However, keep in mind that it won’t work on Netflix, Prime Video, and other media streaming services. It will require root access to capture a screenshot of DRM protected content. You can follow this guide to take screenshots using the root method.

Take Screenshots in Restricted Apps in Android Without Root

You can use several screen mirroring applications to capture screenshots from your phone. I will use the scrcpy tool. It’s free and gets the job done quickly without any hassle.

This method might not work on streaming apps like Netflix, Prime Video, and others. However, it works pretty well on apps like Snapchat, Chrome’s Incognito tab, Authenticator, and more.

1. First of all, connect your device to your computer and enable USB Debugging.

2. Download and extract scrcpy on your computer.

3. Now, open the extracted folder and run scrcpy.exe.

4. Allow USB debugging on your phone when prompted.

5. It will instantly mirror the android screen on your computer. Now, you can easily take a screenshot of any protected app from your computer.


So that’s how you can take a screenshot on restricted Android apps. This is one of the easiest methods and does not require root access. However, there are other methods to take screenshots of protected apps, but the steps are quite complicated and need root access on a device, so I have not mentioned them.

Also read: 5 Most Secure and Private Messaging Apps for Android

I hope this method worked, and you got your desired screenshot, but if you face any issues, let us know in the comments below. We will try to help you out.

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