How to Take Screenshots on Android | Screenshots Made Easy

If you have been using Android phone, you will know that to take screenshots on Android varies depending on the Android device. The process can slightly differ between, say, a Samsung Galaxy Note and a Google Pixel. The main difference is where the home button is located on your Android.

Take Screenshots on Android

Tip: The guide below should apply no matter the make of your Android phone.

How to Take Screenshots on Android Device

Look at your phone, do you see any physical Home button like the Samsung Galaxy and Google Pixel phones?

The Home button is situated at the bottom bezel of the device and in some device serves as a fingerprint reader. To screenshots in this kind of device, press hold the Home button at the same time with the power/lock for a few seconds.

If you have a device that does not have a hardware Home button like the Samsung, the button will be replaced with a soft key. For example, Motorola X Pure Edition, Droid Turbo 2, and Droid Maxx 2 etc. Press the power/lock button and the volume down button at the same time.

Taking screenshots in these devices could be a bit tiring because the buttons are all on the right side of the phone. You may end up adjusting the volume or locking the phone rather. But after a few tries, you will get it right.

Take Screenshots on Galaxy devices using Motions and Gestures

In Samsung Galaxy devices, there is an alternative method to taking screenshots with the aid of their “motions and gestures” feature. Go to settings on your Galaxy device and choose “motions and gestures” then enable “palm swipe to capture.” After this, swiping the side of your palm from right to left or from left to right.

Where to Find Your Screenshots

After a screenshot, the captured image will show up in your notification bar. If you clear it from the notification bar, you can then find it in your Gallery (Screenshots folder).

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