Do you want to take a screenshot of your Android phone but don’t know how? It’s actually pretty easy once you know where to find the right setting. In this article, we’ll show you how to take a screenshot on an Android phone.
Taking a screenshot on your Android phone is a great way to capture a photo or text messages you want to save or share. It’s also a handy way to record an error message or other information you need to remember.
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How to Take a Screenshot on Android Phone
There are a few ways to take a screenshot, some are older and some are new. In this tutorial, we’ll cover 5 of them.
#1: Traditional Screenshot Method
The Android system has a power user feature that a lot of people already know about- taking screenshots. To take a screenshot on your Android phone, simply press and hold the Power button and the Volume down button at the same time. You’ll hear a camera shutter sound and see an animation, and then the screenshot will be saved in your Gallery app.
For Samsung tabs, you can also use the S pen to take a screenshot. To do that, pull the S pen out of the phone and launch the air command, then select screen write.
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#2: Screenshot by Sliding Down Three Fingers
If you want to take a screenshot without the Power button, you can slide your three fingers on the screen from top to bottom. It will then take a screenshot and save it in your gallery app. Nowadays this feature is enabled by default in almost every Android smartphone. You can also enable or disable it from the device settings.
—In Xiaomi devices, this feature is found under Settings > Additional settings > Button and gesture shortcut > Take a screenshot > Slide 3 fingers down. Also, you can customize the screenshot button from here.
—In Android Stock OS, Open Settings > Gestures & custom features > Three-finger screenshot > Toggle On.
—In Oneplus Devices, Open Settings > Buttons & gestures >Quick gestures > Toggle On Three Finger Screenshot Option.
#3: Screenshot using Third-Party Android Apps
There are tons of screenshot apps for Android to try, however, we would recommend using Super screenshot or Screenshot touch. As they both offer so many additional features to customize your screenshots, add layouts, filters, stickers, and more. These screenshot apps can take screenshots, customize and share them with your friends on the go. Screenshot apps are also capable of taking long screenshots that many Android phones don’t support by default. Here’s 10 Best Screenshot Apps and Tools For Android -No Root Needed
#4: Screenshot using Google Assistant
Google Assistant is helpful in so many scenarios. If your device is running on Android 5.0 or above, you can use Google Assistant to take a screenshot by just saying “Ok Google, Take a Screenshot”. It will take a screenshot and save it directly into your Google photos app. Here are the top 15 hidden Google Tricks of all time you may like them.
#5: Take Screenshot on Screen-Protected Apps ( like Google Pay, PhonePe, Etc)
Some certain apps like Google Pay do not allow us to take screenshots. These apps are generally screenshot-protected and it is because to protect the security-related contents inside the app. However, it can be easily bypassed by rooting your Android phone. Though, I wouldn’t recommend this.
To do so, you first have to root your Android phone. Once done, download & install Xposed Framework and Re-Enable Screenshot app. Then, launch Xposed on your Android and enable the “ReEnable Screenshot” module. Next, restart your device and launch ReEnable Screenshot app. lastly, select the screenshot-protected apps like Google Pay. That’s it. Now just go to the app and take screenshots.
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