How To Take a Screenshot in Android

Taking screenshots of your Android mobile screen is simple, and there are different situations when a screenshot could become useful, whether you want to share your mobile home screen, app & gameplay snapshot with friends.



Taking a snapshot on the Galaxy S8/S9/S10 & Note10 and S10 Plus & Note10+ is now an easy task, and there is more than one way to do it. You can use different methods to take a screenshot on the Samsung galaxy mobile. Some work on all Android smartphones, while others are exclusive to Samsung's Galaxy handsets — check them all out below.



How do I take a screenshot on my Android device e.g. smartphone or tablet (Samsung, Goolgle Pixel, Oppo, Vivo, Huawei, OnePlus)?

  1. Go to the App & Screen that you want to capture in screenshot
  2. Press and hold down at once Volume Down and Power for 1–2 seconds.
  3. The screen flashes white animate and you'll hear the camera shutter sound. Your device captures the entire screen and saves it as a photo. You can find your screenshot in Gallery App

I see no flash and no screenshots on android. Is there something else I could try?

How do i take screenshot on samsung galaxy
  1. Hold down at once Home and Power for 1–2 seconds.
  2. The screen flashes white. Your device captures the entire screen and saves it as a photo. You can find your screenshot in Gallery App.

How do I capture screenshot in Samsung Galaxy by swiping on screen

Samsung's added another cool feature in its smartphones for taking screenshots more conveniently. And some of us think it's the easiest way to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy when compared to the press and hold the home+volume down button method. Palm swipe to capture feature enabled by default. if it's not enabled see below method how to enable Palm Swipe to capute motion and gesture feature.
  1. Open Settings > Advanced Features.
    On some older phones, it will be Settings > Motion > Motions and Gestures.
  2. Tap Palm swipe to capture.
  3. Hit the toggle button from Off to On.
  4. To Capture screen, swipe your entire hand across the screen in either direction — left to right or right to left, it's your choice.
  5. Note:This feature works on the following Samsung Mobiles, as well as most Samsung phones that came out after 2013.

How do I take a screenshot on a Note using the S Pen

Capture a Screenshot Using S Pen on the Galaxy Note 10+, Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 3, and other Samsung devices with an S Pen. To take a screenshot with this method, you've to start the Air Command menu, which you can do by pulling out the S Pen stylus, or by hovering the pen over the screen and clicking the button on it.
How To Take Screenshot On Note Using S Pen
  1. Open the content you wish to caputer in screenshot.
  2. Taking out the S-Pen should launch the Air Command logo on the side of the Note 10 display.
  3. Tap on the Air Command logo with the S-Pen, and then tap on the Screen Write selection.
  4. The Note 10's screen will flash and capture a single screenshot, and you can see the screenshot that you've just taken.
  5. After you have captured the screenshot, you can proceed to use the S-Pen to write on or edit the screenshot before you save it.
  6. When you’re finished, tap Share or Save at the top.
  7. Tip: You can write notes on the image before saving it. There are options in the top toolbar to adjust your pen color and size if you want to get creative. You can also erase or undo strokes, and there is a Crop option at the bottom.

How To Take a Partial & Selected Area Screenshot On Samsung Galaxy S8 & Note9 Later?

Samsung’s Smart Select feature is excellent when you only want to capture a selected portion of the content displayed on the smart screen. You can take a screenshot in the shape of ovals and squares, and you can also create a GIF.
How To Take a Partial & Selected Area Screenshot On Samsung Galaxy
  1. Make sure this feature is enabled first in the Settings. To check if it’s turned On/Off, go to Settings > Display > Edge screen > Edge panels.
  2. Navigate to screen which you want to capture screenshot.
  3. Slide left/right until you see the Edge panel now choose the Smart Select option.
    OR You can also take out the S Pen and choose Smart Select.
  4. Select the shape you want to use for the screenshot.
  5. Select the area you want to capture and tap Done.
  6. Tip: There are special functions within each feature here. For example, you can extract text from screenshots. It is also easy to draw over them, share, and more. Smart select is a feature within the Edge panel Of Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+, S9, S9+, S8, S8+, Note10+, Note10 and Note9.

How To Capture a Screenshot On Google Pixel?

There is a quick way of taking a screenshot with the Google Pixel 4, 3 & 3a, 2 or Google Pixel 3 XL, thanks mainly because it comes with Android 9 Pie. It replaces the old traditional method of holding down both the power and volume key of the phone at the same time. Let's walk about how to take a screenshot on a Google Pixel device.
How To Capture a Screenshot On Google Pixel
  1. To capture a screenshot on pixel 3a, simultaneously press and hold the Power button then tap the Screenshot icon
  2. Alternatively, Press and hold the Power and Volume Down buttons.
  3. To view the screenshot you've taken, navigate: Photos > Albums > Screenshots from a Home or the Apps screen.
  4. Tip: You can also take screenshot on Pixel using Google Assistant.

How To Take a Screenshot Using Google Assistant?

The Default method of taking a screenshot on Android is a little tricky. Pressing power and volume down button at the same time can be hit and missed. Thanks to Google Assistant, that job can be done quickly by your voice command. To take a screenshot using Google Assistant, you need to first enable screenshot feature in Google Search App
How To Take a Screenshot Using Google Assistant?
  1. Go to the screen which you want in screenshot.
  2. Long press the Home button to launch Google Assistant or say, OK Google.
  3. Say, Take a screenshot, OR type in the command with the keyboard.
  4. Remember: Taken screenshots with Google Assistant will not save on your mobile storage. After taking a screenshot, Google Assistant will show you options to share the screenshot, or upload it to Google Drive, Photos, Social & Messaging App, or any online storage. If you skip this, the screenshot will be not saved anywhere.
  5. Note: Google Assistant will crop out the status bar and bottom navigation buttons from the screenshot.
  6. Troubleshooting: Google Assistant is not opening, working or taking screenshot? click here to learn how to fix Google Assistant Screenshot?

How Do I Take a Screenshot Using Bixby & S Voice?

Bixby Voice can be useful for taking a screenshot if you're unable to grab the phone to do the button combination or swipe gesture. Bixby lets you take a screenshot on Galaxy S8, S9, S10, S10+, S10e, Note8, Note9, Note10, & Note10+ G5 with a simple voice control command.
  1. Go to the screen which you want to capture in screenshot.
  2. Press and hold the Bixby button or say, Hi Bixby if you' ha've configured it.
    You can set up the Bixby Voice Command wake up by navigating to Bixby Home > Settings > Voice wake-up.
  3. Say, Take a screenshot, when the Bixby assistant is activated.
  4. The screenshot will automatically be saved to the Gallery, where you can then view, edit and share it.
  5. Note: With the Bixby method, you miss out on-the-spot edit options. You can say commands together to Bixby for example, "take a screenshot and share it to Twitter" if you want to get detailed..

Where can I find my screenshots on android mobile?

  1. Look for a Screenshots folder in your Gallery or Photos App, or in Samsung's built-in My Files file browser, or in Google Photos, if you use that instead.
  2. If you need to find the screenshots from a command line or through the Android File Transfer tool or App, they'll be in this directory /pictures/screenshots.

Taking screenshots still not working on mobile mobile. Why?

  1. On most devices you need Android 4.0 or later. However, you could try using an app instead

Troubleshooting: How to fix Google Assistant Screenshot Not Working?

If Google Assistant is pre-installed on your phone, you’re all set to go ahead. Otherwise, check if you meet the following requirements: Android version 7.0 or later, and The latest Google App.
  1. You can install Google Assistant App from Play Store.
  2. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Settings app. Tap Apps & notifications and then Advanced and then Default apps and then Assist & voice input. Turn on Use screenshot.
  3. Open the Google App. Tap the More button in the lower right of the screen.
  4. Go to Settings > Google Assistant.
  5. Choose the Assistant tab. Then, scroll down and choose Phone under Assistant devices.
  6. Scroll to General section. Turn the toggle on next to Use screen context & you're done.
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Samsung Devices List:

You've learned from this guide taking a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy A20, Samsung Galaxy A30, Samsung Galaxy A50, Samsung Galaxy A70, Samsung Galaxy A80, Samsung Galaxy A10e, Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note10, Galaxy Note10+, Galaxy Note9, Galaxy Note8, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy Note 2, Samsung Galaxy J7, Samsung Galaxy J3, and Galaxy Note as examples.

We also included a guide to taking a screenshot on any other device using Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean (4.1, 4.2, 4.3), KitKat (4.4), Android 5.0 Lollipop, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Android 7.0 Nougat, Android 8.0 Oreo, Android 9.0 Pie, and Android 10 (that’s most of them).

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