Smartphones have become a part and parcel of our lives.Imagine a day in this lockdown period without your smartphone.Yes they are a very good way of time pass .You can watch videos,play games,chat with your friends,create videos and do so many other things.While browsing your phone,or watching a video or reading an article you suddenly come across a page or moment you want to save either for your future use or for sharing with your friends and family.What do you do…You simply take a screenshot. I will share some easy way to take Smartphones screenshots shortcuts .
WHAT IS A SCREENSHOT
To put it simply a screenshot is a photo or image of your current screen i.e.the contents on the screen at that particular moment will be saved as a photo when you take a screenshot.Screencapture,screengrab are the different terms used for screenshots.
HOW TO TAKE SCREENSHOTS
Taking screenshots have become lot easier over the years.Do you know there was a time when you had to root your phone to take screenshots.Glad those days are over.The universal way to take screenshots on your Android phones is to press the POWER and VOLUME DOWN keys together.In iPhones you have to press the POWER and VOLUME UP buttons together.In iPhones with the Home button you have to press the POWER and HOME button together.
Let us talk about Android phones now.Besides the above mentioned default way of taking screenshots they have made it more easier.On long pressing the power button you get the option of screenshot and on clicking it your job is done.In some devices on swiping down the navigation bar you will find the option sceenshots and on one click it is done.
There is a problem in the above mentioned ways.Not for all users but some face difficulties in pressing the Power and Volume Down keys together or in long pressing the power key as often the phone gets locked due to the pressing of power key before .To solve this problem different companies have come up with different shortcuts which makes taking screenshots fun.Here I should mention that there are third party apps to make taking screenshots easier but that will be a topic of discussion some other day.
These are some of the shortcuts of renowned companies:-
OPPO/MI/ONEPLUS/REALME SCREENSHOT SHORTCUTS
THE THREE FINGER SWIPE
Swipe down with three fingers from top of your screen gently.
VIVO SCREENSHOT SHORTCUTS
The same THREE FINGER SWIPE but this time from bottom towards top.
SAMSUNG GALAXY SCREENSHOT SHORTCUTS
THE PALM SWIPE
Just swipe your palm over the display from side to side and capture a screenshot.
In Galaxy Devices if you have already registered your voice with BIXBY then you can just click on Bixby button and say ”Take a screenshot”
HUAWEI SCREENSHOT SHORTCUTS
THE DOUBLE KNUCKLE TAP
Tap twice with your knuckle on the display and the screenshot will be captured.
All the above mentioned ways will not always be in your default settings.If the prcess doesn’t work you will have to activate them frm your MOTION AND GESTURE menu under SETTINGS.
IS THE SCREENSHOT TAKEN
After doing any of the above you will in all probabilities hear a sound and observe an animation on your screen which means your screenshot is taken and saved in Photos or Gallery of your device.With the animation on your screen you will find the Share ,Edit or Delete option.
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