How to Take Screenshots in Incognito Mode on Android

Android as an operating system offers a wide range of customizability and the ability to tweak to the core using developer options. However, the system doesn’t let you take screenshots in Incognito Mode on Android.

You might’ve come across a pop-up that states, “Couldn’t Save Screenshot or Taking screenshots isn’t allowed by the app or your organization.” while taking a screenshot.

The scenario arises when you take screenshots in Incognito Mode of Google Chrome, a few of the mobile banking and streaming applications. 

There are multiple ways to bypass this situation and take screenshots in Incognito Mode on Android, along with a few restricted applications.

Let’s check out all the different methods to take screenshots in Incognito mode and on other restricted applications in Android. 

How to take screenshots in Incognito Mode on Android 

The methods we show you below require you to follow a few steps to revert the screenshot permission to the Incognito mode of various browsers on Android.

Furthermore, we will guide you through a couple of different ways to take screenshots using Google’s assistant and scrcpy on restricted applications on Android. 

Take Screenshots in Incognito Mode on Android in Google Chrome

To enable the Incognito Mode Screenshot feature on Google Chrome, we need to access chrome’s flags page.

The flags page on Google Chrome is a one-stop destination for many solutions; this time, the flags page will help access the permission to take screenshots in Incognito Mode. 

1. Open the Google Chrome browser on your Android smartphone.

2. Type chrome://flags in the address bar to access the flags page.

3. Search for the “Incognito Screenshot.” option in the search bar.

Take screenshots in Incognito Mode

4. Tap on the searched option and select Enabled from the menu.

5. Lastly, Tap on the “Relaunch” option at the bottom and open a new Incognito tab from the three dot-menu 

6. You can now take screenshots without any restrictions on the Incognito mode in Google Chrome

Taking Screenshots on Microsoft Edge in InPrivate Mode

Taking screenshots in the InPrivate Mode of Microsoft Edge differs from Chrome’s Incognito mode.

In this method, you don’t need to toggle any menu options and follow simple and easy steps for obtaining a screenshot in InPrivate Mode. 

1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser on your Android smartphone.

2. Now, in the menu selection, open the new InPrivate mode tab

Microsoft Edge InPrivate Mode Screenshot

3. Here, tap the share icon provided, which opens up a list of options

4. Tap on “Screenshot” and select the Save option for exporting the snapshot to your storage. 

5. You can even share that screenshot and follow the same steps for taking a snapshot every time. 

Taking Screenshots on Firefox Private Browsing Mode

Of all the browsers mentioned in the article, taking screenshots in the Private Browsing Mode of Mozilla Firefox is the easiest way to toggle on.

You can toggle on the Private Browsing Screenshot option from the browser’s settings to capture screenshots immediately. 

1. Open the Firefox browser on your Android smartphone. 

2. Now, tap on the three-dot menu and go to the Settings of the browser

3. Scroll down until you find the “Private browsing” option and tap on it.

Mozilla Firefox Incgonito Mode Screenshot

4. Toggle on the “Allow screenshots in private browsing.”

5. Lastly, open a new Private Browsing Mode tab, and you can screenshot any page without restrictions.

Taking Screenshots using Google Assistant in Restricted Apps

The restrictions on taking screenshots in specific Android applications only limit the screenshot button combo.

There’s an alternative to take screenshots using the existing Google Assistant, which doesn’t require you to use any buttons.

Let’s check out the method to capture screenshots using Google Assistant on Android without further delay.

1. Open the application that you want to take a screenshot of without using the button combination

2. Activate Google Assistant. You can either do this by saying Hey, Google! or holding the home key, depending on your phone’s preferences


3. Now, give a voice command as Take a Screenshot or type it in the shared space

4. The assistant will capture the screenshot and saves it on your internal storage without any interference from the block

Taking Screenshots using scrcpy on Android

In this method, you can take screenshots using your Windows and macOS machine with the help of a tool called scrcpy. You can download this tool from GitHub. The scrcpy comes as a screen mirroring program that takes up less storage.

The program lets you view and controls your Android phone’s display on your PC without tweaking or modification. You can follow the steps below and easily take a screenshot of what is needed using the Snipping tool on your PC.

1. First, Install Scoop, a command-line installer for Windows for installing scrcpy smoothly

Install Scoop on Windows

2. Enter the command line below in the Windows PowerShell to install Scoop on your Windows machine

iwr -useb | iex

3. Next, Open Command Prompt and run the “scoop install scrcpy” command, and Scoop will install the scrcpy program on your PC

Install scrcpy on Windows using Scoop

4. Now, enable USB Debugging on your Android smartphone by going to the Developer options

Enable USB Debugging Mode

5. After connecting your Android smartphone to your Windows PC, run the scrcpy command

scrcpy working on Windows

6. Just in a moment, a new window pops up, and the screen of your Android smartphone gets displayed on your PC

scrcpy working for android on Windows

7. You can open the application you need to take a screenshot and use the print screen or Snipping tool to capture a snapshot on your Windows or macOS machine.

Take Screenshots in Incognito and Restricted Applications

Those were a few ways to take screenshots in Incognito and on restricted Android operating system applications. You can choose any of the methods above to capture your Android screens’ snapshots per your browser and according to your needs.

Are there any other alternative methods for taking screenshots in a blocked state? Share your opinions and experiences that you faced while taking screenshots in a restricted application or Incognito mode.

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