In daily life, there are numerous reasons that you might want to take a screenshot. Usually, you may want to capture a picture of your screen when you find something useful (like a piece of good article), but cannot be downloaded. Or sometimes, you need to illustrate some tech tips so that you can help others to solve some “how-to” problem. Another situation you’re likely to need a screenshot is that you’re seeing something interesting online and you’re eager to share it to your friends. Under these circumstances, one screenshot can be a direct good helper to dealing with them in a minute.
To take a screenshot, different smartphones may have different ways. From this article, some classic methods are introduced which apply to Android phone and iOS devices respectively.
On Android phones
Nowadays, as a strong competitor of iPhone, Android has taken over a half proportion of the smartphone market with its lower price and relatively high quality. With many versions Android phone on the market, taking an Android screenshot can be a bit confusing, since the process isn’t the same on every device. Luckily, there are two simple ways which are appropriate for most Android phones.
Tip1: you can take a screenshot by holding down the sleep/wake button and the volume-down button simultaneously. Meanwhile, you should hold these buttons down until your screen flashes. However, the process differs on other Android phones. If this way cannot work, you can try the next one.
Tip2: many Android phones have a home button today. With this kind of Android phone, you can take a screenshot by holding down the power button and the home button until the screen flashes.
After capturing a screenshot, you should go to the Gallery app, and then look for the “Screenshot” album to view it and share whomever you want.
On iOS devices
Similarly, you can take a screenshot on your iOS devices easily. Regardless of which model iPhone you own or its system version, you can capture an image of your phone’s screen by pressing the “Home” and “sleep/wake” buttons without installing any extra apps. To see your screenshots, open the photos app and then tap “Album” and tap “Recently Added” in iOS 8 or “Camera Roll” in iOS 7. When you find it you must want to share it. Press the “Share” icon to send the screenshot by text message or email or to upload it to a social media site. Of course, if you want to make some adjustment, you can press “Edit” to satisfy your requirement.
Though it’s very easy to get a screenshot now, we can still expect some more simple ways to do it. Google’s rolled out a new way to take them and share them via Google Now on Tap, by way of a little share icon that appears on the button left. Just tap it, and you will get a screenshot of whatever screen you’re on, and immediate options to share it. Some other new model Android phones can even take a screenshot by using your three fingers to glide the screen you want. Thanks to it you can share as you wish!