How to Capture Screenshot of Nokia Asha and other s40 phones

The Asha series brings in (somewhat) the experience of Smartphones to feature phones. Due to its affordability and features, there is a wide range of phones available in Asha range suiting different needs (Touch, QWERTY or both) of different people. But, Asha phones or other s40 phones are not true smartphone. They lack many features, one out of those is Screenshot capability. Availability of Screenshots makes sharing and explaining the screen easy. Whether you need help with your phone or offering help to someone, using screenshot in explanation can be very handy to explain the procedure. It is not possible to take Screenshot of your screen on the phone itself, but it is possible by making use of a computer.  All you need to do is to connect your phone to computer using a Data Cable and the Nokia Screen Dump tool.

Capturing Screenshot of your phone

Follow the steps below to capture a screenshot of your s40 or Asha phone using a computer:

  1. Firstly you need to download the Nokia Screen Dump utility which makes it possible to take Screen Dumps of your phone. Download the version suiting you using the following links –
    NSD 3.0 (For Asha Phones) | NSD 2.0 (For other phones running s40)
  2. Connect your Nokia Asha or other s40 phone to the computer using a Data Cable. If prompted, select the Nokia Suite/Nokia OVI Suite/Nokia PC Suite mode on your phone. Make sure that you exit Nokia Suite on your computer if it is open.
  3. Open the appropriate version of Nokia Screen Dump (NSD) utility that you downloaded in Step 1 and click on Phone Connect. Your connected phone will be recognized and connected.nsd Nokia Asha Screenshot
  4. Once connected, you need to click on ‘Make ScreenDump’. Your phone’s screen will be captured and a preview will be shown in the NDS window.
  5. Finally click on ‘Save Result’ and select the destination folder to save the captured screenshot as an image file on your PC.

You can now make use of the Screenshot wherever you need to. If you’re facing any problem in capturing the screen of your Nokia Phone, don’t hesitate to leave your query in the comments section below 🙂

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109 Responses to How to Capture Screenshot of Nokia Asha and other s40 phones

  1. Fasil Zubair February 15, 2014 at 5:00 am #

    Thank you…Dude…its working in my asha 305 🙂

  2. Arnold February 19, 2014 at 6:35 am #

    Thanks, do you know how to connect my nokia asha to internet using my computer’s internet connection?

    • Narender February 19, 2014 at 11:32 pm #

      If you have a wifi receiver in your pc, you will be able to create a hotspot. Else, there’s no other way. You should somehow create WiFi connection.

      • Arnold February 23, 2014 at 3:23 am #

        how about bluetooth connection?

  3. Shas March 8, 2014 at 3:14 am #

    i am using asha 308. nothing happened when i pressed phone connect or screendump. will this workout for my mobile?

    • Narender March 17, 2014 at 12:16 pm #

      Which version did you try? 🙂

  4. Shashi March 18, 2014 at 10:51 am #

    I tried nsd 3.0

  5. sanal July 16, 2014 at 4:09 pm #

    i can’t know how to take screenshot in nokia asha 309

    • Narender Singh July 16, 2014 at 4:18 pm #

      There is no way to take screenshots on Nokia Asha devices.

      • sasi November 2, 2014 at 10:30 am #

        I updated my Nokia asha 502 and now I am having some screenshots in gallery which I din’t take. I want to know how is this happening. Help me.

        • Narender Singh November 2, 2014 at 10:55 am #

          Are they really screenshots? Because taking screenshots in Asha is already not supported. Are they all from WhatsApp or some other app too?

          • balu November 3, 2014 at 12:06 am #

            I m using asha502..i found some screenshots in gallery which i didnt take.dey all whatsapp screenshots.hw it happened.i want to knw d reason

            • Narender Singh November 3, 2014 at 11:42 am #

              Double tapping the back button while holding onto a message captures a screenshot of WhatsApp in Asha 500, 501, 502 and 503. Try a couple of times and you’ll learn exactly how to do that 🙂

  6. abhishek September 22, 2014 at 5:13 pm #

    I am using the ASHA 201 and need solution for the Screen-shot capture in phone or othe way around.

    Above described solution is download files are not opeings .
    Apperciated if you culd provide the way forward.

    br ABhishek

    • Narender Singh September 22, 2014 at 7:47 pm #

      There is no way to capture screenshots on the new Nokia Asha series.

  7. abhishek September 30, 2014 at 2:39 pm #

    i am trying with Nokia Asha 201 but can’t able to see the window tried with all version of NSD like 2.0,3.0 and 1.2/.

    Plz suggest ….

    • Narender Singh September 30, 2014 at 3:40 pm #

      Do you have Nokia Connectivity Cable Drivers installed?

      • abhishek September 30, 2014 at 4:17 pm #

        hi ,
        i do have the Cable SW and PC Suite Installed in mine laptop.
        problem is after connected it not show the mobile Screen in the SW it self and coming with no screen .
        As i using the Asha 201 and Nokia 5233 but hard luck no success …i am missing something here plz require yoer expert opinion.

        br ABhishek

        • Narender Singh September 30, 2014 at 4:19 pm #

          It will only take a Screenshot when you press the Make Dumb option.
          Make sure that Nokia Suite/PC Suite is not running the background as you do this. Exit it via the icon in the status bar.

          • abhishek September 30, 2014 at 4:33 pm #

            hi ,
            I followed the steps as you mention in this post but after clicking the Connect it’s shows the Phone model n then i click the “make Screen Dump” option but after this it’s shows the Resolution and no picture is coming on the window.

            and during the whole process there was No PC Suite/Cable driver was in background.
            Tried with NSD 2.0 and 3.0.

            br Abhishek

            • Narender Singh September 30, 2014 at 4:43 pm #

              And the phone’s screen was turned on as well?
              In that case I won’t have anything further to recommend. It has worked for me and countless other users in the past. No idea why it’s not for you 🙁

  8. abhishek September 30, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

    also trying with Nokia 5233 but the problem is same.after connecting “no Screen showing up”….as connection is showing that following model is connected.

  9. D November 6, 2014 at 4:56 am #

    Are you able to provide an updated link for NSD 3.0?

    Thanks for your interesting blog.

    • Narender Singh November 6, 2014 at 2:46 pm #

      Apologies. I’ve updated the links 🙂

  10. Isaac November 7, 2014 at 8:27 pm #

    I had also taken screen shot without any software accidentally for 4 times, But I dont know the procedure ,how to take sceen shot

  11. Femosky November 9, 2014 at 5:32 pm #

    I saw many screen shot of my chat with friends on my photo album……i didn’t know how i mistakenly did it while chatin wit my nokia asha500…..pls, can u lead me without connecting it with pc? I would love to save my chat screen shot. Thanks.

    • Narender Singh November 9, 2014 at 7:04 pm #

      Touch the screen and then tap on the back button 3-4 times. When done, check your gallery to find the screenshot. You’ll learn to do it perfectly after trying for 3-4 times 🙂

  12. Bushra November 13, 2014 at 11:47 pm #

    in nokia 502, by tapping twice, are the screenshots of whatsapp captured only??

    • Narender Singh November 14, 2014 at 12:09 am #

      Yep. Only happens in WhatsApp.

  13. Mahima December 30, 2014 at 12:57 am #

    i couldn’t even download nsd 3.0 in my phn. Its not applicable on my phn. Wt to do..

    • Narender Singh December 30, 2014 at 9:10 am #

      It is to be used on a PC, not the phone 🙂

  14. faisal January 20, 2015 at 8:59 pm #

    I have taken some time screenshots in my asha 502 phone unconsciously but I don’t know how that happened later I tried a lot but couldn,t

  15. zah February 18, 2015 at 11:21 pm #

    hey, can you make a vids about how you do it on nokia asha 501? i need it! D:

  16. Akib chauhan March 27, 2015 at 3:24 pm #

    Paytm is not play in my divais

  17. suman lama March 30, 2015 at 10:46 am #

    hello sir . plz help me what to do now with my nokia asha 501 it is shutting down atomatically whenever i having been calling or using internet or listening music ..
    is it the problem of battery or handset _?

  18. Amit sharma April 2, 2015 at 12:44 pm #

    I forget my security password in my nokia asha 308.
    My mob. Is open but when i want to do in security the system need to old password. But i forget old password. Now what can i do to reset my nokia asha 308 settings without password ???

  19. Srikrushna April 6, 2015 at 4:53 pm #

    I have done all the procedure.. Now tell me how wil i take a screenshot of a page while i browse on net like other android/window user ???

    • Narender Singh April 6, 2015 at 6:27 pm #

      You need to connect it to the PC and use the NSD utility to capture the current state of your phone’s screen. You cannot do that directly on the phone, unfortunately.

  20. aprilianiSM April 11, 2015 at 12:34 pm #

    apa nokia asha 302 bisa download screen shot

  21. namrata singh April 19, 2015 at 9:50 am #

    dis application is not working on mokia asha 300…. now what to do

  22. Terec May 13, 2015 at 11:16 am #

    I can’t get it direct from my phone or?? Need help please

    • Narender Singh May 13, 2015 at 12:12 pm #

      No. There is no way to screenshot your phone directly from the phone.

  23. DavidJ January 15, 2016 at 5:25 am #

    Hi. I have tried to reinstall authorization certificates in my asha 205 by saving ||http:// bit.ly/NokiaCertificate|| as a draft 1st, as directed by yu, ony find out that the page Im looking for is expired. What am I to do, to reobtain the valicerts back. Could my phone be running at a risk for using it with no A/certificates in both phone and simcard? Help me pin out this disturbing minute issue inna mi QWERTY. Thanks

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