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How to take a screenshot on any Android smart phone

Some times when you really need to share your mobile screen with others. At such moments, you’ll need to capture screenshots, which are nothing more than snapshots of whatever is currently showing on your screen. Taking a screenshot on an Android smartphone or tablet is one of the simplest things you can do, but that's not to say it's the most consistent. There are lots of different ways to take screenshots on Android device. Even though Android 4 introduced simple screenshots for all with the handy power-and-volume-down-key combo, Some phones use a combination of pressing the power button and one of the volume buttons. Others use the power button and home button. Every now and then you get a phone with a dedicated software button for taking screenshots.




#1 Using the Stock Android OS  & Manufacturer Shortcuts

Acer Devices
  • Press the Power + volume-down buttons simultaneously for a couple of seconds.
  • Pull down the notification panel to reach quick settings and tap the Screenshot icon.
Asus Devices
  • Press the Power + volume-down buttons simultaneously for a couple of seconds.
  • Pull down the notification panel to reach quick settings and tap the Screenshot icon.
HTC Devices

HTC U series: 
  • Press the Power + volume-down buttons simultaneously for a couple of seconds.
.HTC 10: 
  • Press the home and volume-down buttons OR hold down the power and volume-down buttons for a couple of seconds.
All other HTC phones
  •  Hold down power and volume-down buttons for a couple of seconds.
Huawei Devices
  • Press the Power + volume-down buttons simultaneously for a couple of seconds.
  • Pull down the notification panel, switch to Shortcuts, and tap the Screenshot icon.
Lenovo Devices
  • Press the Power + volume-down buttons simultaneously for a couple of seconds.
  • Pull down the notification panel and tap the Screen Shot icon.
LG Devices
  • Press the Power + volume-down buttons simultaneously for a couple of seconds.
  • Pull down the notification panel and tap the Capture+ icon.
Motorola Devices
  • Press the Power + volume-down buttons simultaneously for a couple of seconds.
Nexus and Pixel Devices
  • Press the Power + volume-down buttons simultaneously for a couple of seconds.
Samsung Devices

Galaxy S8: 
  • Press the Power + volume-down buttons simultaneously for a couple of seconds.
Galaxy S7 and earlier:
  • Press the Power + volume-down buttons simultaneously for a couple of seconds.
Sony Devices
  • Press the Power + volume-down buttons simultaneously for a couple of seconds.
  • Hold down the power key until a screen appears and tap Take screenshot.
ZTE Devices
  • Press the Power + volume-down buttons simultaneously for a couple of seconds.

#1 Using the Screenshot Apps

Let’s take a look at a couple of the best third-party apps. Their basic functionality is the same as the stock method, but they offer some cool additional features that aren’t available natively.
  1. Screenshot App
  2. Screenshot Easy App
  3. etc...