Take a screenshot on your device

You can take a picture of your phone or tablet's screen. The image is called a screenshot. After you capture your screen, you can view, edit, and share the image from your mobile device.

Take a screenshot

  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 take a picture of the screen and save it.
  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

  1. Open your device's Photos app Photos.
  2. Tap Menu Menu.
  3. Tap Device folders and then Screenshots.

Note: If you don't have the Photos app, you're likely running an older Android version. Open your device's Gallery app and then Album view and then Screenshots folder.

Share your screenshot

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

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