How to Screenshot on Android

Alicia Santos

Android, Tutorials

Are you wondering how to take a screenshot on your Android device? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

In this tutorial, we will show you different methods to capture screenshots on your Android phone or tablet. Let’s get started!

Method 1: The Classic Way

If you’re using an older Android version, you can take a screenshot by pressing the Power button and the Volume Down button simultaneously. Hold them for a few seconds until you see a notification confirming that the screenshot has been captured. You can find your screenshot in the gallery or photos app.

Method 2: Using Gestures

If your device has gesture navigation enabled, taking a screenshot is even easier! Follow these steps:

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open the app overview.
  2. Find and open the screen you want to capture.
  3. Swipe down diagonally, from either of the top corners, until you see an animation indicating that the screenshot has been taken.
  4. The screenshot will be saved in your gallery or photos app.

Method 3: Using Quick Settings

If your device runs on Android 11 or newer versions, there’s another simple way to take screenshots using Quick Settings:

  1. Pull down the notification shade twice to fully expand it.
  2. You should see a Quick Settings panel at the top. Look for an icon named “Screenshot” or something similar.
  3. Tap on the “Screenshot” icon, and a screenshot will be captured instantly.
  4. As always, you can find your screenshot in the gallery or photos app.

Method 4: Using Google Assistant

If you have Google Assistant enabled on your device, you can use it to take screenshots as well. Just follow these steps:

  1. Activate Google Assistant.

    You can do this by saying “Ok Google” or long-pressing the home button (depending on your device).

  2. Say: “Take a screenshot. “
  3. The screenshot will be captured, and you’ll see a notification confirming it.
  4. You can access your screenshot from the gallery or photos app.


The exact methods may vary slightly depending on your Android device’s manufacturer and software version. If none of these methods work for you, we recommend searching for specific instructions for your device model online.

Congratulations! You now know several different ways to capture screenshots on your Android device.

Whether you prefer the classic button combination or the convenience of gestures and voice commands, taking screenshots has never been easier. So go ahead and capture those precious moments on your Android phone or tablet!

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