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[Solution] “Can’t take screenshot due to security policy” Android 2020

[Solution] “Can’t take screenshot due to security policy” Android 2020


No one likes this message while trying to take a screenshot. In fact, the first time I saw a notification saying “Can’t take screenshot due to security policy”, I wasn’t pleased.

Did I give up? Of course not.

After lots of tries, I was able to get the hang of it. I currently use a Samsung Galaxy S8.

In this article, I will explain why you are seeing the notification “Can’t take screenshot due to security policy” and show some possible ways to fix it.

Hopefully, one of my methods will work for you.

Some Reasons Why You Can’t Take Screenshot

Google Chrome Incognito Mode

[Solution] "Can't take screenshot due to security policy" Android

Currently, there is no known way to take a screenshot while using Google chrome incognito mode. I have done a lot of research to no avail. If you want to take a screenshot from the incognito mode you can do that using firefox incognito mode. But for Google incognito? It isn’t possible. However, if you must have a screenshot of what is on the Google Incognito screen, here is the only possible way to do it.

FIX: Get another device that has an amazingly outstanding camera. Make sure the phone on incognito is on max brightness. Open the camera app of the secondary device (another phone) and take a direct picture. That’s the only way to fix “Can’t take screenshot due to security policy”

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3rd Party App Policy

Some 3rd party apps on our Android devices have policies that have been set in place that disables the ability to take screenshots. In my country, there’s an annoying bank app that doesn’t allow me to take screenshots.

Truth is, I need screenshots from the bank App to show my workers that I have successfully paid them via the App. But the app doesn’t allow this.

There are possible ways to fix this. If you want the screenshot so badly. Here’s what you can do to fix “Can’t take screenshot due to security policy” on 3rd party applications.

Note: The steps listed below should be used for good and not evil.

Fix Method 1:

  1. Get an extra Android device.
  2. Install team viewer on both Android devices.
  3. Connect both phones using team viewer method of connection.
  4. Use the team viewer to open the app you want to take a screenshot.
  5. Take the screenshot on the phone that doesn’t have the policy limit.

Note: Do this at your own risk. Techytab.com is not liable for any harm that may occur after doing this. Breaking the law is illegal.

Fix Method 2

If for some strange reason the first step does not work for you, here is another method you can use to fix “Can’t take screenshot due to security policy”.

  1. Go to settings on your Android device.
  2. Navigate to applications.
  3. Open application manager.
  4. Tap on more.
  5. Tap on show system apps.
  6. Open media storage and enable it.

This should help fix Can’t take screenshot due to security policy on Android.

Phone Policy

This particular reason is rampant. I have had a lot of users complain to me about the dreaded Can’t take screenshot due to security policy. And after evaluation, I found out that it was due to a phone policy.

Also, I got to know that this issue happened to a lot of Samsung galaxy users, especially S’ series.

If your phone was issued to you by a company or school, you will most definitely be faced with the dreaded Can’t take screenshot due to security policy Android.


If you have added a company account to the phone, you can disable or remove that company account and see if that works for you. To remove the account you have to go to Settings on your Android device and navigate to accounts and then remove the account and check if it fixes the issue.

If not, you might have to take the phone to the I.T department of the company or school that gave you the device and ask them to disable the policy.


Can not take screenshot due to security policy?

There are a few reasons why you would see “Can’t take screenshot due to security policy”. The reason you are seeing this is that you trying to take a screenshot from an app or device that you shouldn’t be taking screenshots. If the device is linked to a company account, you can take it to the IT department and ask them to help.

Can apps prevent screenshots?

Yes, the developers of Apps can input certain security policies that will prevent you from taking screenshots on particular apps. Most of the apps that have these policies are financial apps like banking apps. These kinds of apps have confidential information that should not be screen grabbed, the whole ordeal is to prevent confidential data from entering the wrong hands.


I hope this article was able to enlighten you on the dreaded “Can’t take screenshot due to security policy”. I know how hurting is it whenever we try to take screenshots on specific apps and are not allowed to due to certain security policies.

I hope this article helps you to fix the issue. If you have any questions or additional help, simply comment down below and I will respond swiftly.

Thanks for stopping by.

Beejay adoghe I'm Beejay Adoghe, I have always been a lover of tech and gadgets and subsequently, this led to creating a top-notch platform where I could share free basic information about Tech that'll help lots of people fix problems and learn new Techy trends. P.S I love Singing and Playing the piano.


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