There are times when you come across some interesting information or eye-catching content that you would like to share or preserve for future reading. But apps such as Hotstar, Voot, and Tor Browser do not allow you to take screenshots. So, how to take screenshots in restricted apps?

In this post, we share easy steps that can help you take screenshots easily. Read on!

How to take screenshot in restricted apps?

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There are three different methods or ways you can take screenshots in restricted apps.

Method 1: Using Google Assistant

Using Google Assistant is one of the easiest ways to take screenshots in restricted apps. Follow these steps.

Step 1.  To open the Google Assistant, press and hold the home button.

Step 2. Click on the “compass” icon.

Step 3. On the “Explore” page, click on the profile picture or the vertical three dots on the top-right corner of the page.

Step 4. Go to the “setting” from the opened menu.

Step 5. Next, tap on the “assistant” tab on the top navigation. Under the “Assistant devices” option, tap on the Phone or Tablet.

Step 6. Next, under the “General” tab, scroll down to the bottom and switch on the toggle buttons next to the “use screen context”. The screen context-setting will show you the content on the screen when you use the Google Assistant and will enable it to capture a screenshot.

Step 7. Launch the app you wish to take the screenshot again.

Step 8. Next, launch the Google Assistant again.

Step 9. Click on the ” what’s on my screen?” option and Google Assistant will analyze the content on your screen.

Step 10.  Ignore the message that says “nothing found your screen”. Go ahead and tap on the “Share Screenshot” button. Google Assistant will then capture the screenshot and also allow you to share it with other apps.

Once you take the screenshot, make sure to disable the screen analysis setting for your security. If you don’t, Google Assistant will continue to analyze your screen data.

Method 2: Using a third-party app

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  • Some apps like Snapchat notify other users when you take screenshots of their posts. So, if you do not want others to know when you take a screenshot, you can consider using third-party apps like Screen Master, AZ Screen Recorder, or Screenshot touch.
  • Interestingly, you don’t have to root your device when using these third-party apps.

Method 3: Using ReEnable Screenshot module

If both of the above methods don’t work for you, you will have to root your device. However, remember, rooting your device will void its warranty. So, choose your options carefully.

1.         Install the Xposed installer on your device after rooting it.

2.         Go to Playstore and download the ReEnable Screenshot[ Xposed].

3.         Open Xposed.

4.         Activate ReEnable Screenshot.

5.         Restart your device.

6.         Install ReEnable Screenshot[Xposed] on your device.

7.         You can view all the apps installed on your device as a list. Tick the checkbox next to the app name that has screenshot restriction

8.         Next, launch that app in the previous step and take a screenshot. Simple, isn’t it?

Now that you know how to take screenshot in restricted apps, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and get started!