How to Screenshot on Android?

How to Screenshot on Android Device?

Understanding how to take a screenshot on an Android device seems pretty easy; however, it’s more complicated than you think it is.

With so many phone brands out there using the Android OS, each has a vaguely different way of taking screenshots.

Some of these methods overlap because they comprise on-screen prompts or simple button combos.

In addition, some Smartphone brands have palm gestures whereby you wave your hand around, and the Smartphone captures a screenshot.

That said, let’s look at how to take a screenshot on various android Smartphone brands.

How to Take a Screenshot on an Android Device

Samsung

You can capture a screen record on a Samsung in a couple of ways, depending on the model.

Buttons

The main method involves holding down two buttons.

  1. Hold down the volume down and power button keys. Depending on the year of manufacture, the buttons could be on the same side or on different sides of the phone.
How to Screenshot on Android
How to Screenshot on Android – Volume and Power Buttons

Palm Swipe

Alternatively, you can use ‘Palm Swipe’ to capture your Samsung smartphone screenshots by moving your hand across the screen.

However, you’ll need to enable this feature by yourself.

  1. To do this, go to the ‘Settings’ app and then to the ‘Advanced features’ section.
How to Screenshot on Android
How to Screenshot on Android
  1. Next, go to ‘Motions and Gestures’
How to Screenshot on Android
How to Screenshot on Android
  1. Toggle the button next to ‘Palm Swipe’ to turn on this feature. Now you can swipe the edge of your hand from one side of the screen to the next.
How to Screenshot on Android
How to Screenshot on Android

Motorola

Recent Apps Screen

  1. Go to the recent apps page by swiping up from the lower side of your screen and pause. If you have enabled virtual buttons, press the button on the right with a square icon.
How to Screenshot on Android
How to Screenshot on Android
  1. Once you’ve done this, click on the screenshot button on the lower side of your screen. If you want to capture more than what’s on your screen, press the button with two arrows facing downwards that will appear after taking the 1st screenshot.
How to Screenshot on Android
How to Screenshot on Android

Gesture

The other option is using gestures. This option is active by default.

  1. Click and hold your Smartphone screen with three fingers.
  2. At this point, the screenshot will appear after a couple of seconds.
How to Screenshot on Android
How to Screenshot on Android

OnePlus

OnePlus provides two options to capture screenshots.

Buttons

  1. Press the volume down and power buttons concurrently.
  2. The screenshot will appear after a couple of minutes.
How to Screenshot on Android
How to Screenshot on Android

Gesture

  1. Launch the ‘Settings’ app on your Smartphone.
How to Screenshot on Android
How to Screenshot on Android
  1. Next, click on ‘Buttons and Gestures’
  2. Scroll down to ‘Quick Gestures’ and click on it.
  3. Enable the setting labeled ‘Three-finger screenshot.’
How to Screenshot on Android
How to Screenshot on Android –  Three-Finger
  1. With this option activated, you can take screenshots by dragging three fingers from the upper side of your screen to the lower side.

Google Pixel

If you have a Pixel phone, you can use the platform-specific gesture or the button shortcut.

Buttons

  1. Hold down the volume down and power button concurrently.
How to Screenshot on Android
How to Screenshot on Android – Volume and Power Button

Recent Apps screen

  1. Go to the recent apps page by swiping up from the lower side of your screen and pause. If you have enabled virtual buttons, press the button on the right with a square icon.

  1. Once you’ve done this, click on the screenshot button on the lower side of your screen. If you want to capture more than what’s on your screen, press the button with two arrows facing downwards that will appear after taking the 1st screenshot.
How to Screenshot on Android
How to Screenshot on Android

Use a 3rd Party App.

You can use a 3rd party app such as ‘Screenshot Easy’ to take screenshots on any Android phone.

This app has superb features, such as using the screen overlay button to capture screenshots, using a widget, or shaking your device.

In addition, you get some impressive post-shot options. For instance, you can crop screenshots, edit the colors of the screenshot; convert the screenshots into Zip files.

You can even save the screenshots either in JPEG or PNG format.

How to Screenshot on Android
How to Screenshot on Android – Image Format

Use Google Assistant

If Google Assistant is already configured on your Smartphone, make sure it’s set to wake with the “Hey Google” or “Ok Google” commands.

You can set this up by launching the Home app, clicking on the ‘Account’ button in the lower right corner of your screen, clicking on ‘Settings.’

Click on the ‘Assistant’ button and select your phone from the list of devices. Make sure ‘Access with Voice Match’ is activated.

Now you can say “Hey Google” or “Ok Google” to take a screenshot.

How to Screenshot on Android
How to Screenshot on Android – Ok Google

Final Thought

To sum it all up, those are the various ways to take screenshots on Android devices. Try them all and find out which suits you best.

Remember to pick a method for your specific phone brand because the methods of other brands won’t work on your phone.

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