Browsing a web page in incognito mode, I discovered important content. Therefore, I decided to take his screen capture. To my surprise, I was not allowed to do it. Then I tried the same thing using the Tor browser. Still the same problem. Has given a shot to some other browsers, but to no avail. What I discovered was that the problem was not related to my browser but that it was not possible to capture screenshots when you are browsing privately.
But that's not all. Later, I found that it was the same scenario with all banking applications as well as many popular video streaming services. I have therefore decided to do some research and discover an interesting way to take screenshots in these restricted applications. Let's see how this could be done, but before that, you might want to check out these helpful tips from the Google Assistant.
Take screenshots in restricted applications
An obvious way to take screenshots in such restricted applications might be to take a snapshot of another device. Although this is a feasible but exactly the best method. So, what could fit the definition of the "best" method? The Google Assistant app is a simple but effective way to take screenshots in these restricted apps. I've tried this in private browsing, in many Incognito modes and in banking applications. Each time, it worked pretty well. So let us first set up the Google Assistant app and then, with his help, we would perform the screen capture process in various restricted applications.
Setting up the Google Assistant app
- Open the Google Assistant app by saying "OK Google". You can also long-press the Home button or the gesture navigation pill (for Android Pie users) to open the Google Assistant app.
- Press the compass icon present at the bottom right.
- Now, you would now be taken to the To explore page. Tap your avatar present in the upper right corner.
- Choose the settings option in the drop-down menu.
- Then press Assistant. Go down at the bottom of the page. There you will find the Peripheral wizards section.
- Press on Phone and navigate down until you reach the General section.
- Activate Use the context of the screen and Give screenshots.
- That's all. We are done with the setup of the Google Assistant app. Now go to the next section to begin the process of taking screenshots.
Capture screenshots in restricted applications
- Open the application that does not allow to take screenshots.
- Invoke the Google Assistant app by saying "OK Google".
- When the interface is open, select What's on my screen. You can also speak the same thing.
- Although you can get a message saying nothing found on the screen. Ignore it and just press the Share screen capture located at the bottom left.
- Now share the screen capture at your leisure or save it in your gallery.
So it was a detailed guide on how to capture screenshots in restricted applications. Once the desired screenshot has been taken, it is advisable to disable the Screen Analysis option to display the Settings menu of the wizard. Otherwise, Google will continue to analyze all the activities taking place on your device. In addition, if you have any questions about this guide, feel free to let us know via the comments section below.
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