One of the best features of smartphones nowadays is the ability to take a screenshot. Whether you’re capturing a moment in time on the timeless internet, adding a layer of digital creativity on top of a screen/image, or simply trying to prove a point by sharing “what he said” with everybody - we need this, and we need it to work properly, fast.
At trufyx, those values are what’s moving us forward so we can totally relate. Android actually created a bunch of ways to take screenshots, so even if you already know how to use multiple buttons to do that, read on, you might be surprised to learn new techniques.
Here are the available options how to take a screenshot on android:
Locate your power button - usually on the right side of your phone.
Locate your volume buttons - usually on the left side of your phone, but could also be on the same side of the power button.
Press the power button + volume down button simultaneously.
While this option is only available for some devices, it’s definitely worth checking it: you might have the ability to set a “Swipe to capture” setting.
Go to “Settings” > “Advanced features” > “Motion and gestures”, or just search for “palm” and turn on “Palm swipe to capture.
To take a screenshot, place your palm sideways, 90 degrees to the screen, and move quickly from side to side.
You can see it demonstrated here:
Unlike its opponent Siri, Bixby and “Hey Google” didn’t experience such hype - but both are still very helpful tools when you got your hand full, or if you’re experiencing difficulties using other options to take a screenshot on Android.
If your Bixby is set up, just say “Hey Bixby, take a screenshot” (or even push it and tell her to also post it to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or any other social media of your liking.
If you’re lucky enough to have an S Pen on your Android, you could easily use it to take screenshots.
Click on the command menu on the pen, then select “Screen write”
This will automatically take a screenshot and allow you to interact with it using the S Pen. If you do not need to add anything, just save it as it is - it will do the trick.