Every smartphone user knows the importance of screenshots and how does it help us in many ways. There could be many reasons for taking screenshots, from sharing an interesting image with your friends to saving an important chat conversation. Sometimes developers take screenshots to capture the features of their app, gamers take a screenshot to share their high scores, or we do it just to save some article or quote while surfing through the web.
It is too easy to take a screenshot on Android smartphones, with the combination of two buttons you can easily capture the screen. Most of the smartphone follows the same process and quickly take a snap of the screen. When you press the right combination of the buttons, a flashlight will show up on your screen with a camera sound to capture the screen. Sometimes the screenshot sound is followed by a popup notification, and you can access the taken screenshot from the phone's gallery.
Different Android devices have different ways of taking the screenshot for example on Samsung Galaxy Note smartphones you can take the screenshot using the S Pen. Here are the ways of taking screenshots efficiently on various Android devices.
In the Samsung smartphone world, there are two types of devices currently, one with the home button and others without the physical home button. Taking the screenshot is different on both the type of devices.
The Samsung devices having the physical home button have a very straightforward and conventional method. You need to press the home button and power button simultaneously for a long. Then a flashlight will appear from the sides of the screen along with a camera shutter sound. You will also get the notification afterward confirming that the image has been taken.
The Samsung devices like Galaxy S8 that doesn't come with any physical home button owns a slightly different process. Here,the combination is the volume down key and the power button. You need to press both keys simultaneously until the phone captures the screen.
The smartphones that come with the Samsung S pen like Samsung Galaxy Note series you can take the screenshot using the stylus. Pull out the Pen and launch the Air Command, now select the ‘Screen to write’, the device will take the screenshot. In these devices just after taking the screenshot the image will be opened immediately with editing tools.
On HTC devices you need to include the home button and the volume down key for capturing the screenshot. The process of HTC is similar to most of the Stock Android smartphones. To take the screenshot press the volume down the key+ power button and it will capture the image. This method will work on the new HTC devices like HTC U11, however, if you are using an old device and this method isn't working try another approach. First press the power button and then quickly press the capacitive home button on the screen and a flashlight will take place to capture the screen.
On Sony Xperia devices the screenshot method is similar to the other Android devices like HTC and Samsung. Here the combination is same, Volume down and the Power button. Hold down both the keys simultaneously until the screen flashes white light and you see a thumbnail of the image. There is an alternate method also in Sony devices to capture the screenshots. You can hold down the power button for a long, and a dialog box will appear on the screen. Now, select the ‘Take a screenshot’ option, and the phone will capture the screen immediately.
Similar to Sony and HTC the method to take the screenshot on LG devices includes the same buttons. Here you need to press the Volume down + Power button together until white flash indicates the screenshot has been taken. There also will be a popup notification confirming about the image saving in gallery.
In LG smartphones the users can also take the screenshots using the Quick Memo. The Quick Memo not only helps in taking the instant screenshots but also provide the editing tools. Just go to the notification tab and toggle the Quick Memo then your image will appear with the number of editing tools to add any information on it.
The methods mentioned above show you that capturing the screenshots on Android devices are very easy. So, you can easily capture your phone’s screen anytime anywhere and share it with your friends. In case I miss out on any method, please feel free to share with us via comments.
Akash Singh Chauhan is a senior writer at MobileAppDaily and he mainly covers all the latest happenings and tweaks in mobile app technology. Being an Engineering graduate he is always compelled to the technology and tries to discover new trends in the tech world. Along with any tech news he also never misses a single episode of ‘Dragon Ball’.Follow