Screenshot screenshots are everywhere, you might don’t have a single clue about who’s been reading your screenshot’ed conversation, mainstreaming the insecurities between people, it’s just a funny side of it but screenshots are very beneficial for us whenever we need to share something in a particular or a specific part of a thing. The screenshot is a screen capturing of a device’s screen, it actually captures and saves the area that is shown on the screen, and it’s like taking pictures of what is currently showing on your phone’s display. Apart from Controversial use of screenshots, there are a lot of commonplaces where people take screenshots to share their work, for example, app developers’ screenshot their apps activities just to maintain them in their documentation, some article writers like me, use screenshot to show how the particular feature of an app is performed by using them in an article. So similarly, there are some other uses of screenshots that you want to take advantage of in your own way.

So in this article, I will guide you on how to take screenshots on Android devices by making a tabular representation of commonly used Android smartphones, but before that, I will be guiding you about the standard way of taking a screenshot on Android devices.

The most Standard way of taking a screenshot on Android

The most standard way you can find to take a screenshot on most of the Android smartphones is by pressing and holding the power button or the home button (if your Android phone has it) and the volume down button simultaneously, until your screen flashes and capturing sound has been made, your Android device will also pop up a notification of the screenshot in the notification menu from where you can easily access the screenshot.

Another way is to press and hold the power button until the power menu appears, you can choose the screenshot option (also known as Screensnap in some devices) to capture the current screen as shown above.

Another way is by scrolling down the notification bar and select the screenshot option from the list of options as shown above. Some phone has this options as default but sometimes you have to edit your notification panel to bring screenshot option on front.

Screenshots on Samsung devices

For new Samsung phones like Galaxy S8 and S9 which don’t have any physical home button like tablets, a screenshot can be taken on them by holding down volume button and power button at the same time. Another way to take a screenshot is by swiping your palm across the screen like from one end to another, but this way has been controversial as people didn’t found it very convenient.

Samsung Note devices with a stylus or now what we call them ‘S pen’ for the Galaxy Note series, you can take a screenshot using the S pen itself. After taking out the S Pen from its holder it launches air command on the screen, select the Smart select or Screen Write option, from which you can also edit the screen and then save it after editing.

Screenshots on Sony Devices

In Sony devices, you can take a screenshot with the standard methods by holding volume down button and power button at the same time as shown above. This will show you that a screenshot has been taken with a flash of the screen as shown above and you’ll also be notified in the notification bar.

Another way to take a screenshot is also from another standard way, press and hold the power button until power menu pops up. Select the Take screenshot option to capture the screen as shown above.

Screenshots on LG devices

For LG devices you can take screenshots by using the standard way of holding volume down button and power button simultaneously. If you are using G6 or below who has a power button on their back can press it with volume down button at the same time to take a screenshot.

Another way to take the screenshot is by Scrolling down the notification panel and select the Capture option in new LG devices like G7 and Quick memo in old LG devices like G5. This will selected area on the screen which can be resized, and you can also make a doodle on it. After editing just tap the save icon to take the screenshot.

Screenshots on HTC devices

On new HTC devices like U12 you can take screenshots by pressing the power button first and then quickly press the captive home button, as shown above, this will flash a screen and also notify you on the notification bar that your screenshot has been saved.

In some HTC device standard way can be used to take screenshots by holding volume down button and power button simultaneously.

A new way that is introduced in HTC u12 and U12 plus is by using the Edge sense. Scroll down notification panel and select the Edge sense option as shown above.

Now turn On the set short squeeze toggle button as shown above to take screenshots by holding the phone in your palm and squeeze the phone from both edges as shown below.

This will capture a screenshot of the current screen as shown above.

This is one convenient way HTC introduced to take the screenshots.


So Now we know that taking screenshots on your Android devices is easy stuff right! If you have an Android smartphone with different brand lets us know how you take screenshots on them in the comment section, so we can share it with other people who can get benefit from it.


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