How to Take a Screenshot on a Droid Mini

August 19, 2023
David Sunnyside

Whether you want to save a cool post on Instagram from your new iPhone 11 or record a hilarious text conversation with your friends, taking a screenshot is a handy and convenient feature. Most phones and tablets have several ways to take a screenshot, but it's important to know the correct way to do it so you don't accidentally shut down your device or snap the screen too early.

For most Android devices, you need to press the power button and the volume down button simultaneously. You'll see a brief on-screen animation and a notification in the notification bar to confirm that a screenshot has been taken. You can also activate the screenshot shortcut in your settings or Moto Actions (if you have a Moto phone).

If you use Android Pie on a Pixel or Samsung Galaxy device, you can skip the buttons altogether and just swipe your palm across the screen at a ninety-degree angle to trigger a screenshot. This method is especially nice for people who have limited hand mobility or just prefer the feel of using a touchscreen.

If you want to get creative, you can also make your screenshots more interesting by pressing three fingers on the display at the same time. This will create a rounded version of the screenshot in the bottom left corner of your device's display, with options to edit or share it. This technique is more suited for LCD screens because it tends to have cooler colors and less saturation than AMOLED screens.

David Sunnyside
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