Sometimes you may want to save your present on-screen data/information so that you can get it easily the next time. So the screenshot comes handy. Taking Screenshots can be useful if you don’t want to download some certain information or picture.
Every Android phone is different, and so the procedure to take screenshots in them also vary. Though in the majority of smartphones, the screenshot is taken by combine pressing the power button and the volume down key together. Though theoretically simple and easy, it is easier said than done. Just because of a microsecond gap, you may not be able to take a screenshot and might end up lowering your media volume or turning your smartphone screen off.
To eradicate these problems various smartphone companies have come up with different screenshotting techniques. Here’s a list of them.
How To Take Screenshot on Various Android Devices
As most of the devices take a screenshot by combining the power button and the volume down key, here’s a list of devices where you can use this method:
- Acer Phones
- Asus Phones
- Google Phones (Both Nexus and Pixels)
- HTC U series(Upto U12+) and all other HTC phones except HTC U12+ and HTC 10.
- Huawei Phones
- Honor Phones
- LG phones
- Motorola phones
- Oneplus phones(except 5,5T and 6)
- Samsung phones(Galaxy S8 and later).
- Sony phones
- Xiaomi phones
Now other than this vast majority, there are a few among the previous list that has another shortcut to take a screenshot. While some other phones have a completely different procedure. Here’s a list:
- HTC U12+: You need to press and hold the power button until the phone vibrates and then tap the virtual home button on the navigation bar while still pressing the power button.
- HTC 10: Hold down the home and power button OR hold down the power and volume-down.
- Samsung Galaxy S7 and earlier: Hold down the home and power buttons together.
- In Xiaomi and OnePlus phones, there is an added feature called the “Three finger swipe” that allowed the users to take screenshots. All you need to do is swipe the screen down with three fingers.
Other than all the various processes described above to take a screenshot, there is a much ignored but much convenient way to take a screenshot. The majority of smartphones allow this feature. All you need to do is to scroll down the notification bar and there will be an option to capture a screenshot. Just pressing that button will capture the screen that was present before scrolling the notification bar.