It was really painful to take a screenshot in the early days of android smartphones as they had no option to print screen option as it is on computers and laptops.
As Android advances and grows more popular, it is now becoming very easy to capture a screenshot any android phone.
In most android phones, capturing a screen is as simple as Pressing and Holding together the Power and Volume-down buttons at ago. In some android devices, you can simply Press Power button and Home button instead.
The process of capturing screenshots in android smartphones may slightly differ depending on the manufacturer of your device. For example the process of taking a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy 6 slightly differs from that of HTC One M9.
Regardless of the Android phone you may be having, the post will break down all the possible ways to capture a screenshot on any android phone.
Steps To Capture Or Take A Screenshot On Any Android Smart Phone.
1. If you have a screen content you want to capture within the display area. Simply Press and Hold the Power Button, and then press the Volume Download button. Do not release the power button before pressing the volume down button.
2. If step #1 is done the right way, you should see a flash showing the photo has been saved to your phone’s gallery. Currently am using an HTC One but it shows the image in a miniature frame which indicates that the screen has been captured successfully. Your android phone might show something slightly or totally different from mine.
3. Remember the above button combination may not work on some phones, and this doesn’t work for you, you can try holding down the Power button first and then tap the Home button on your screen. It doesn’t matter whether your home button is touch sensitive or physical, in whatever form it is, it should work like magic.
Taking Screenshots In Android Devices without a physical home button
Some Android devices do not have a physical Home button. For instance Samsung Galaxy View. In such devices, the button combo is Volume Down and Power, as usual with other devices. In this case, to take a screenshot, you need to Hold down both buttons until your device takes a screenshot.
Take A Screenshot In Devices With S Pen
Some Samsung devices come with the S Pen for example Galaxy Note series. To capture a screenshot in such devices, simply use the stylus itself to capture screens. To get started, pull out the S Pen and launch Air Command, just in case it is not done automatically. Now select “Screen write”. The screenshot is captured and it will immediately be opened for editing. Save after editing. However editing is optional. You can simply save without editing.
Taking Screenshots on Phones with Hand gestures
High-end Samsung smartphones allow you to capture screenshots by simply swiping the screen with the side of your hand. To get this working, go to Settings > Motion and Activate the “Palm swipe to capture” setting
How To Take screenshots on HTC devices
Taking screenshots in HTC devices still involves Home and Power buttons button this time they are pressed slightly different from other devices. In HTC, instead of holding them down simultaneously, you hold down the Power button first and then tap the capacitive or physical Home button quickly. The screen will flash and you will hear audible sound. A pop up message will come confirming your screenshot has been saved in gallery
How To Take screenshots on Sony devices
In most Sony Xperia smartphones, a screenshot combo is the Volume Down + Power buttons. Hold down both buttons simultaneously until the screen flashes. The screenshot thumbnail will then appear on the screen and you will be notified once the screenshot has been captured.
Alternatively, you can capture a screenshot through your phone’s Power menu. Here just Hold down the Power button until the Power dialog will appear. Now Tap on “Take Screenshot” to capture or snap the screen underneath the dialog.
How To Take screenshots on LG devices
In LG phones and tablets, the button combination still remains Volume Down + Power. To capture a screenshot, Long-press Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time until the screen flashes and it makes the capture tone. Like Sony, a notification will also appear on the notification menu once the screenshot is taken and captured.
How To Take Screenshots on Nexus devices
To capture screenshots on Google Nexus devices remains the same. Simply hold down both Volume Down and Power keys until you hear audio sound. The screenshot thumbnail should flash briefly on the screen and you will get a notification that your screenshot has been captured successfully.
In conclusion, capturing a screenshot on Android device is actually very easy. You can use screenshoots to share pictorial messages with everyone. Now we would like to know, what android phone or tablet do you own? How do you take screenshots on it? Share with us your screenshot capturing experience in the comments below.