How to Screenshot on Android
Here see in our Article How to screenshot on android. screenshot on android Smartphone or tablet is one of the simplest things you can do, but that’s not to say it’s the most consistent. Because hardware varies — we’re looking at you, Samsung, with your aging hardware buttons — the methods by which you take an Android screenshot may vary.
How to Screenshot on Android
- Capturing a screenshot usually involves pressing two buttons on your Android device — either the Volume Down key and the Power button, or the Home button and the Power key.
- When the right button combo is pressed, your device’s screen will flash, usually accompanied with a camera shutter sound. Sometimes, a pop-up message or notification alert appears, suggesting that the screenshot has been made.
- At other times, you can find a screenshot option on the Power menu. Just long press the Power button, wait for the Power menu to appear, and select Take screenshot to capture a screenshot of the current screen. This can be a useful method, especially when pressing combos of physical buttons is difficult.
- Android device manufacturers even include extra and unique ways of taking screenshots on your device. For instance, you can take a screenshot on the Galaxy Note series using the S Pen. In most high-end Samsung phones, you can take a screenshot by swiping the screen with the side of your palm. There are alternate ways to capture screenshots, and those may or may not be mentioned in this guide.
How to Screenshot on Android > Samsung devices
Devices with a physical home button
For Samsung phones with a physical Home button, you can use the Home + Power button combo to take screenshots.
Just press the two buttons simultaneously until the sides of the screen flash and you hear the camera shutter sound. You will also get a notification confirming that the screenshot has been captured.
Devices without a physical home button
Rocking the Galaxy S8 or another (generally tablet) device from Samsung that doesn’t have a physical home key? In this case, the button combo is Volume Down and Power, as usual with other devices. Hold down both buttons until your device takes a screenshot.
Certain tablets also have a quick launch button that can be set to capture screenshots.
How to Screenshot on Android > S Pen
On Samsung devices that come with the S Pen (e.g., the Galaxy Note series), you can use the stylus itself to take a screenshot. Just pull out the S Pen and launch Air Command (if it’s not done automatically), then select “Screen write”. Usually, after the screenshot is captured, the image will be immediately opened for editing. Just remember to save the edited screenshot afterwards.
How to Screenshot on Android > HTC Devices
On HTC devices, capturing a screenshot still involves the Home and Power buttons. If you are talking about a newer device like the HTC U11, you simply hold the power and volume button down at the same time — just like you would with most ‘stock’ Android devices.
If you have an older HTC, you might find this option doesn’t work, and instead you hold down the Power button first, and then tap the capacitive Home button quickly. The screen flashes and you’ll hear audible feedback. You will also see a popup message confirming that your screenshot has been saved.