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How to Take a Screenshot on Your Android Phone

Have something on your screen you’d love to instantly save, but aren’t sure how? Screenshots are a quick, easy solution

Screenshots are one of the major perks of modern tech devices. With almost any tablet, computer, or cell phone, you now have the option to take a picture of everything you see on your screen. Screenshots offer the ability to store images of important information, like web pages, directions, or recipes. While Apple invented the screenshot, it is now available, and easy to use, on any Android device with software 4.0 or above.

How to Take a Screenshot

To take a screenshot on an Android phone with a software at 4.0 or above, you must hold down the “power” button, and the “volume down” button simultaneously. Continue holding these buttons until the screen flashes, signaling that a screenshot has been taken. At this time, you should be able to enter your photo gallery, and see the image that was just on your screen.

Other phone models, like the S6, and the Sony Xperia Z5, offer additional options for taking screenshots. The S6 lets you screenshot with just a swipe of the hand, in addition to the “power” and “volume down” option. The Z5 also features a screenshot button on the power options menu that lets you take a screenshot or screen video. However, critics say repeatedly that the most reliable method for screenshotting is still the simultaneous button punching, regardless of device.

To take a screenshot on an Android phone with a software below 4.0, an additional app is necessary. While some apps are more effective than others, a number of them work consistently. These include, No Root Screenshot It, Screenshot, and Screenshot Ultimate.

The Art of the Screenshot

Taking a screenshot is simple in theory, but the actual execution can be a little tricky, especially if the screen you are trying to capture is fleeting. In this case, you need to be able to quickly, and simultaneously execute the shot. Make sure you press the required buttons at the same time, and hold them down precisely to ensure the best results. It certainly can’t hurt to practice a few times, as screenshotting success is largely based on muscle memory.

Be Quick!

Taking a screenshot can be a pretty difficult task if your phone is constantly lagging. Download PSafe TOTAL today, and use its many features to ensure your phone is working quickly, and smoothly, 24/7. This way, when the moment strikes, your phone will be more than ready to take all the screenshots you need, and your storage will have more than enough room to accommodate.