How to take Screenshot of restricted Apps in Android

Plagiarism has become a huge problem with the rapid increase in number of internet users, to counter the copy paste of unique content many apps have Restricted Screenshots or Screen recording option. This prevents users from either capturing a screenshot or recording on the app, by restricting screenshots and screen recording certain apps like Hotstar, Netflix, Voot, etc prevent users from recording Videos of Movies, sports, songs, etc are uploading them on illegal downloading sites.

There are certain Apps on Google Play Store which promise to let you capture a Screenshot on even Restricted Apps which are useless. The best way to capture the screen on restricted Apps is through Google Assistant, there is a simple process which lets you take a screenshot through Google Assistant/ in Restricted Apps.

How to take Screenshots on Restricted Apps using Google Assistant:

Step 1: Launch Google Assistant on your Android Smartphone by either saying “OK Google” or by long pressing the Home button.

Step 2: Tap on the Explore button (Compass Icon) on the bottom right corner of the screen

Step 3: In the Explore page, tap on your profile picture on the top right corner of the display and tap on Settings in the drop-down menu

Step 4: Swipe the display from Right to left to get to Assistant and now under Assistant devices tap on Phone option

Step 5: Under the General Section you need to turn on the Toggle switch for two options – Use Screen Contexts and Donate Screen Captures. These options give permission to Google Assistant to capture screen in any App.

Step 6: Tap Capture the Screen on any Restricted App, you need to open the App and then launch Google Assistant. Now you can see the option Share Screenshot, tap on it and the Screen capture can be shared.

This is a simple yet effective workaround without installing any applications which are quite useless. Make sure to share with all your friends who are facing this trouble.


  1. By Anil


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