Android emulator - screen shot showing blank


Hi All,

after googling , filed a ticket

meantime any idea of workaround to get this working ?

Also for ruby lib , there are 3 methods save_screenshot , screenshot_as , screenshot.

any idea what is the difference between these ?

Thanks & Regards,


Uncheck the host GPU. I have faced this problem and the element tree is displayed but the Screenshot is completely black.


Thanks @pr4bh4sh for reply. but unchecking host GPU makes emulator slower for me

I found this bug working with API level 22 , but found a new issue as below


@VikramSilk Which machine do you use?


Mac mini 2014 @pr4bh4sh


It’s not an Appium issue, it’s the android emulator.

It’s also the first answer you get when you google “android emulator black screen”