How to take a screenshot on your Android device

Sometimes while using your phone or tablet, you would like to save what you see on the screen. All mobile devices offer you the option to take a screenshot and save the image to the device.

The Android platform offers many different devices from different manufactures. This verity allows different manufactures to provide different methods to take a screenshot.

In this article, we try to provide the method for the most used devices

Samsung Devices

Samsung devices offer a two options for taking a screenshot

Method 1 – Hardware Option

  1. Press the “Home” button and the “Power” button at the same time
  2. You will hear a camera sound
  3. Your image will be available in your “Gallery” app on your device

Method 2 – Palm Swipe Gesture

  1. Open the “Settings” menu
  2. Select “Motion”, then Select “Motion and gestures
  3. Tap “Palm swipe to capture” to toggle the on off button.
  4. Exit from the settings menu
  5. Hold your hand so that the side of your hand is touching the screen
  6. Swipe across the screen with the side of your hand and the screenshot will be taken.
  7. Your image will be available in your “Gallery” app on your device

Note: The Palm Swipe Gesture method works on other manufacturers as well.

Google Pixel Devices

  1. Press and hold the “Power” button, then immediacy press the “Volume Down” button
  2. Release both buttons, you will hear a camera sound and see the image briefly on the screen
  3. Your image will be available in your “Google Photos” app on your device

LG Devices

LG devices offer two different methods.

Method 1 – Hardware Option

  1. Press the “Power” button and the “Volume Down” button at the same time
  2. You will hear a camera sound
  3. Your image will be available in your “Gallery” app on your device

Method 2 – LG’s Capture App

  1. Open your “Notification Tray
  2. Tap the circular icon (probably the first icon)
  3. Your image will be available in your “Gallery” app on your device

 

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