How to take a screenshot in any Android phone

The days of installing apps for taking screenshots is gone for Android users. Nowadays most vendors include an inbuilt method to take a screenshot. This usually involves pressing a combination of physical buttons, and it is generally a different combination for different vendors.

Pressing the right key combination for about 3 seconds will result in the phone screen flashing along with an animation of a photo being taken. You’ll also receive a notification.

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Here’s a list of key combinations to take a screenshot in different Android devices:

Google Nexus devices

Volume down + Power keys simultaneously

Samsung devices with physical home button

With physical home button – Home + Power keys simultaneously

Without physical home button– Volume down+ Power keys simultaneously

LG devices

Volume down+ Power keys simultaneously

Motorola devices

Volume down+ Power keys simultaneously

HTC devices

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Power button first followed by the capacitive home button.

Sony devices

Volume down+ Power keys simultaneously

Asus devices

Click “Settings” >> Select “ASUS customized” from options. >> Select “Key settings”>> Select “Tap and hold to get screenshot” >> Navigate to the screen you want to capture. >> Press and hold icon to capture the screenshot.

CyanogenMod devices

With physical home button – Home + Volume down + Power keys simultaneously

Without physical home button – Volume down+ Power keys simultaneously

Alternate method: 

  1. Go into your settings, scroll down to Buttons.
  2. Open the power menu, and enable screenshots.
  3. Find the screen you want to capture, and hold down the power key. When the power pop-up  opens, select “Screenshot.”

Xiaomi devices

Volume down+ Power keys simultaneously

Micromax devices

Volume down+ Power keys simultaneously

Acer devices

Volume down+ Power keys simultaneously

ZTE devices

Volume down+ Power keys simultaneously

Oppo devices

Volume down+ Power keys simultaneously

OnePlus Devices

Same as CyanogenMod

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