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Take a screenshot on your device

You can capture your phone or tablet's screen as an image by taking a screenshot. Then you can view, edit, and share the image from your mobile device.

Take a screenshot

To capture your screen as an image on your phone or tablet:

  1. Open the screen that you want to capture.
  2. Press and hold the Power and Volume down buttons at the same time for a few seconds. Your device will save the screen as an image.
  3. At the top of the screen, you'll see the Screenshot capture Screenshot.

Tip: If you don't see the Screenshot capture icon, return to a Home screen to see it.

View your screenshot

To see the screenshot you just took

  1. Swipe down from the top of a screen with the Screenshot capture Screenshot.
  2. Tap the "Screenshot captured" notification.

To see all your screenshots

View screenshots on Android 5.0 & up
  1. Open your device's Photos app Photos.
  2. Tap Menu Menu.
  3. Tap Device folders and then Screenshots.
View screenshots on Android 4.4 & lower
  1. Open your device's Gallery app.
  2. Choose the "Album" view and look in the "Screenshots" folder.

Share your screenshot

To share a screenshot, view it and tap Share Share.

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